Manufacturer Notes: Sipe, Nichols & Company

Williamsport Directories

1866 No entry

1867 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe William, conductor, h W Fourth n. Fifth ave

1869 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe William, pottery, W Fourth n. Fifth av., h. do.

1871 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe William, potter, W Fourth n. Fifth av., h. do.

1873 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe William, potter, 316 W Fourth h do

1875 Williamsport Directory
  NICHOLS JOSEPH & CO., (W. W. Rankin and D. P. Hobart,) coal, 140 Pine (see adv)
  Nichols Joseph, (J. Nichols & Co.,) also (Sipe, Nichols & Co.,) h 143 Market
  Sipe Luther R., potter, bds 316 W Fourth
  Sipe, Nichols & Co., (William Sipe, Joseph Nichols and A. S. Young,) stoneware works, Market at P & E crossing
  Sipe Oscar, potter, bds 316 W Fourth
  Sipe William, (Sipe, Nichols & Co.,) h 316 N Fourth
  Young, Abram S., (Sipe, Nichols & Co.,) h 147 Market

1877 Williamsport Directory
  Moore Logan C., (Moore, Nichols & Co.,) bds 141 Pine
  MOORE, NICHOLS & CO., (L. C. Moore, J. Nichols and D. P. Hobart,) potters, Market cor P & E R R
  NICHOLS JOSEPH, (Joseph Nichols & Co.,) also (Moore, Nichols & co.,) h 143 Market
  NICHOLS JOSEPH & CO., (W. W. Rankin and D. P. Hobart,) coal, 140 Pine (see adv)
  Sipe Luther R., potter, bds 316 W 4th
  Sipe Oscar, potter, bds 316 W 4th
  Sipe William, potter, 316 W 4th
  Young Abram S., h 147 Market

 POTTERS.
  Moore, Nichols & Co., Market cor P & E R R............... Williamsport
  Sloatman William A., 123 E Third......................... do

1879 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe Luther R., (Sipe & Sons), bds 316 W 4th
  Sipe Oscar, (Sipe & Sons), bds 316 W 4the
  Sipe William, (Sipe & Sons), h 316 W 4th
  Sipe & Sons, (william, Luther R. and Oscar), stoneware pottery, 316 W 4th

 POTTERIES.
  Sipe & Son, 316 W 4th.................................... Williamsport
  Sloatman William A., 123 E Third......................... do


1885 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe Luther R., (Sipe & Sons), h 334 1/2 W 4th
  Sipe Oscar, (Sipe & Sons), h 106 Upper Vine
  Sipe William, (Sipe & Sons), h 316 W 4th
  Sipe & Sons, (william, Luther R. and Oscar), pottery, 316 W 4th

 POTTERIES.
  Sipe & Sons, 316 W 4th....................... Williamsport

1890 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe Luther R., (Sipe & Sons), h 345 W Jefferson
  Sipe Oscar, (Sipe & Sons), h 960 Vine
  Sipe William, (Sipe & Sons), h 1028 W 4th
  Sipe & Sons, (W., L. and Oscar), pottery, 1028 W 4th

 POTTERIES.
  Sipe & Sons, 1028 W 4th....................... Williamsport

1892 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe Elizabeth, wid William, h 1028 W 4th
  Sipe Luther R., (Sipe & Sons), h 929 Erie av
  Sipe Oscar, (Sipe & Sons), h 960 Vine
  Sipe & Sons, (L. R. and Oscar), pottery, 1028 W 4th

 POTTERIES.
  Sipe & Sons, 1028 W 4th....................... Williamsport

1893 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe Elizabeth, wid William, h 1028 W 4th
  Sipe Luther R., (Sipe & Sons), h 1028 W 4th
  Sipe Oscar, (Sipe & Sons), h 960 Vine
  Sipe & Sons, (L. R. and Oscar), pottery, 1028 W 4th

 POTTERIES.
  Sipe & Sons, 1028 W 4th....................... Williamsport

1894 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe Elizabeth, wid William, h 1028 W 4th
  Sipe Luther R., h 1028 W 8th

1895 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe Elizabeth, wid William, h 1028 W 4th

1900 Williamsport Directory
  Sipe Elizabeth, wid William, h 1028 W 4th
  Sipe Oscar W., clk, h 1028 W 8th
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1870 Pennsylvania Lycoming Williamsport Census

24 24 Sipe William      43 M W    Potter 4,000 1,000 PA
           ---- Elizabeth      40 F W                                        "
           ---- Alice J           17 F W                                       "
           ---- Luther R.       16 M W                                       "
           ---- Oscar            13 M W                                       "
          Kirk Winfield S     21 M W  Potter                         "

502 486 Nichols Joseph 50 M W   Coal Dealer           4000 1000 Penna
                ---- Hannah        49 F W     Keeping House                       Penna
                ---- May                5 F W                                                       Penna
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506 500 Young Abram       40 M W Lumberman       5000 27000 New Jersey
                ---- Mary J            37 F W Keeping House                        New Jersey
                ---- Mary E           11 F W                                                    New Jersey
                ---- Wm A             10 M W                                                   Penna
                ---- Ella V                6 F W                                                    Penna
                ---- John F              3 M W                                                    Penna
                ---- Edwin F           2 M W                                                    Penna
                Boatman Agnes  20 F W Domestic Serv                         Penna
                Stark Katie          15 F W Nurse                                         Penna

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1880 Pennsylvania Lycoming Williamsport Census

316 North Fourth Street
106 135 Sipe William             W M 52 Potter                              Pa
                " Elizabeth                W F Wife 49 Keeping House     Pa
               " Alice                        W F 26 daughter at Home          Pa
               " Luther                      W M 25 son Potter                      Pa
               " Oscar                      W M 21 son Potter                      Pa
               Garman William       W M 25 Boarder Laborer

143 5th Street
68 74     Nichols Joseph         W M 60                            Coal Dealer         Pennsylvania
               - May                          W F 15 Daughter           at School               Pennsylvania
               Rankin Ann                W F 78 Mother in law                                   Pennsylvania
               - Sarah                       W F 50 Sister in law      Keeping House    Pennsylvania
               Detrick Susan           W F 21 Servant                                             Pennsylvania
               Curty Margaret          W F 15 Servant                                            Pennsylvania

37 Park Ave
150 170 Young Abraham        W M 50                     Sales Lumber      N. J.
               ---- Mary J                   W F 47 Wife             Keeping House   N. J.
               ---- Mary Emma         W F 22 Daughter     At Home               N. J.
               ---- William A             W M 20 Son              Works in Mill        PA
               ---- Ella V                    W F 16 daughter     At Home               PA
               ---- John F                  W M 12 Son             At Home               PA
               ---- Edwin F                W M 12 Son             At Home              PA
               ---- Jennie A               W F 8 daughter       At Home               PA
               ---- May                       W F 5 daughter       At Home               PA
               ---- Bertie                    W F 2 daughter       At Home              PA
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WEST BRANCH
Stoneware Pottery,
SIPE & SONS, Proprietors.
No 316 West Fourth Street.
ABOVE PARK HOTEL.

All stoneware made of New Jersey clay, which is considered the best in the United States by all potters. We have the best assortment and finest ware we ever manufactured for the spring trade,

PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY!

All ware delivered to merchants at the nearest railroad station free of freight, Merchants can do better by buying direct from us.

Daily Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) August 8 to November 24, 1883
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WILLIAM SIPE, deceased, was born in York county, Pennsylvania, in 1826, and was a son of Philip Sipe. He settled in Williamsport in 1863, where he soon after engaged in the pottery business, which he had learned from his father, and founded the present firm of Sipe & Sons. He was one of the first residents on West Fourth street above the Park Hotel, where he started his business with three wheels, and did a large and increasing business for many years. At first he manufactured redware exclusively, and supplied the country for a radius of 100 miles, being one of the first persons to manufacture that article in Lycoming county. Later he became an extensive dealer in terracotta and sewer pipe and also manufactured stoneware. He married Miss Elizabeth Sutton, of York county, who survives him, and to this union were born three children: Alice, deceased; Luther R., and Oscar W. He was a Democrat in politics, a member of Grace Methodist Episcopal church for many years, and died March 26, 1894. His widow lives in Williamsport and belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church. 

LUTHER R. SIPE, son of William and Elizabeth (Sutton) Sipe, was born in York county, Pennsylvania, in 1854. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsport, and learned the potter trade with his father, subsequently becoming a member of the firm of Sipe & Sons. He was married in 1883 to Miss Maria, daughter of John Woolston, of Philadelphia, and to them have been born three children: Mabel; Louise, deceased, and Reba. He is a Democrat in politics. 

OSCAR W. SIPE, son of William and Elizabeth (Sutton) Sipe, was born in York county, Pennsylvania, February 8, 1857. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsport, learned the potter’s trade with his father, and subsequently became a member of the firm of Sipe & Sons. In 1882 he was married to Martha, daughter of Tyne Hagenbusch, and to this union were born two children: Boyd and Lewis. Mrs. Sipe died in 1885, and he was again married in 1888, to Mollie, daughter of John Lilly, and to this union have been born two children: John and Mary. Mr. Sipe is independent in his political proclivities, and is a member of the Golden Eagle.

Meginness, John F.; History of Lycoming County Pennsylvania (Chicago, Brown, Kunk & Co., 1892)
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