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History of Cambria County, V.2


    On June 1, 1905, Doctor Leech was married to Miss Margaret Georgette Walker, the daughter of George and Gretta (Slager) Walker, of Venice, Pa. Both Mr. and Mrs. Walker are deceased. To Doctor and Mrs. Leech two children have been born: Doris, born Jan. 20, 1914, died July 21, 1919; and Margaret Della, born Dec. 24, 1917.
    Doctor Leech is a Republican and is vice president of the Peoples Deposit Bank, Beaverdale. He has met with success in his profession and is highly esteemed.
    Dr. A. W. Leech was one of the most noted athletes ever graduated from Geneva. He was a star player on the football, baseball and basketball teams.
    He is a member of the Cambria County Society and the American Medical Association.
    Doctor Leech received his first appointment as postmaster of Beaverdale in 1918 from President Wilson.

    Harve Tibbott, an enterprising and well known druggist of Ebensburg, is a member of a prominent pioneer family of Cambria County. He was born at Ebensburg, and is the son of Sherman and Elizabeth Ann (Rowland) Tibbott.
    Sherman Tibbott, deceased, was a native of Cambria Township, Cambria County, and the son of John F. and Harriet (Griffith) Tibbott. Sherman Tibbott died April 17, 1928, and his wife, who was also a native of Cambria Township, died May 18, 1918. They had three children: Emma, born Jan. 9, 1887; Ira, born Feb. 11, 1889, died Jan. 23, 1911; and Harve, the subject of this sketch.
    Sherman Tibbott was educated in the public schools of Ebensburg. For several years he was engaged in the cattle business in Johnstown but later returned to Ebensburg and engaged in the feed and milling business. Mr. Tibbott secured his first employment with the county of Cambria County as a transcriber clerk in the county commissioners' office. Later he became deputy to Register and Recorder Arthur Griffith, serving in this capacity for seven years. Mr. Tibbott served for eight years as the first register of Cambria County. Mr. Tibbott was a stanch Republican and was on the local school board for a number of years. Mr. Tibbott was a member of Summit Lodge No. 312, Free and Accepted Masons, of

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