The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Burgesses and Postmasters of Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Burgesses of Honesdale, 1923-60 (may be incomplete!)
Harry Rettew as of 1923 John F. Riefler as of 1960

Postmasters at Honesdale, 1828-1972 (may be incomplete!)
Charles Forbes 1828-33 Thomas T. Hayes 1833-38 Joseph B. Walton 1838-41 William F. Rogers 1841-42 Thomas H. R. Tracy 1842-49 John A. Gustin 1849-53 John Y. Sherwood 1853-58 Howkin B. Beardslee 1858-59 Isaiah Snyder 1859-61 Marshall Wheeler 1861 Ralph L. Briggs 1861-64 Robert A. Smith 1864-70 Francis B. Penniman 1870 Robert A. Smith 1870-83 Henry J. Tarble 1883-87 William H. Krautz 1887-88 Eben H. Clark 1888-92 William F. Briggs 1892-96 Mary E. Gerety 1896-1900 Martin B. Allen 1900-14 R. M. Stocker 1914-17 Margaret A. Griffin 1917-19 John N. Sharpsteen 1919-33 Charles H. Rettew 1933-34 Charles H. Rettew 1934-41 Jerome E. Southerton 1941-43 Jerome E. Southerton 1943-72

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1917 Apr 21: R. M. Stocker, died in office.
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