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The DALE Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on DALE. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Three books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Dale family. They are: Clement Dale's History of the Dale Family (1909); G. S. Dale's Dale Family History: Christian Dale and His Descendants (1963); and, John Mitchell Dale's Christian Diehl/Dale and One Branch of His Descendants up to Aaron Christian Dale, Carolyn Anna Dale, Tyson Michael Dale, John David Dale (Mico, Texas, 1994).

There are 35 different first-name entries for Dale in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' DALE neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

A. A., 41, attorney-- 9 E. High
Clement Sr., 39, attorney-- 14 E. Willowbank
	Sarah D.
	Clement Jr. 8 mos.
John M., 26, attorney-- 17 W. High
	Florence

In BENNER Township:

Christian, 55, farmer--Pleasant Gap
	Catharine M.
	Ada B.
Gertie M.--Pleasant Gap
John, 62, farmer--Houserville
	Catharine
	John W. 27
	Alice J.
	Ella M.
	Carrie L.
	Lucian G. 2
Martin, 32, laborer--Bellefonte
	Olive K.
	Beulah V.
	Guy A. 2
	Jerome R. 3 mos.
Samuel J., 31, teacher--Houserville
	Ella B.
	Mary E.
William H., 37, laborer--Houserville
	Emma L.
	Edith T.
	William O. 5
	Edward H. 3
	Bertha J. 3 mos.

In CENTRE HALL Borough:

Kate C.
Kate
	Josiah C., 42
	Peter H. 12

In COLLEGE Township:

Austin, farmer--Oak Hall
	Rachel
	Luther
	Clement 18
	Ellen E.
	Catharine
Catharine--Houserville
	Annie M.
	Sylvester 20
	Alice
	Winfield 2
Cornelius, 51, farmer--Lemont
	Georgianna
	Emma
	Cornelius 20
	Mary
	Ethel
	Helen
	Mary B.
George, 59, farmer--Lemont
	Hellena M.
	John S. 25
	Chorlotta
	Lillie
	Willard 22
Henry, 61, farmer--Lemont
	Henrietta
	Charles M. 24
	Mary R.
	Annie M.
Jarret Y., 49, physician--Lemont
	Matilda A.
	Frederick 18
	Catharine
	David 13
	Edith
Mary M.--Lemont
Philip, 64, retired--Oak Hall
	Jennie R.
Philip S., 48--Oak Hall
	Sarah C.
	Mary R.

In RUSH Township:

Elisha, 50, farmer--Retort
Frederick H., 61, farmer--Osceola
	Margaret
	Howard 26
	Samuel D. 22
	Laura
	Annetta
	Eva
	Rose
	Bessie

In SPRING Township:

Nathan L., 32 farmer--Bellefonte
	Emeline
	Grace
William J., 57, farmer--Bellefonte
	Mary M.

In UNIONVILLE Borough:

Elizabeth M.
	Thomas J. 25