Biography of Edward L. McClurkin
Louisa County, IA Biographies





EDWARD LOGAN McCLURKIN.
One of the pioneer families of Louisa county and Morning Sun is represented in the banking circles of this town in the person of Edward Logan McClurkin, whose birth occurred on the 20th of August, 1857. He is the son of the late Henry and Nancy J. (Logan) McClurkin, the father a native of Ohio and the mother of Indiana. The father, who was a stock buyer and shipper located in Morning Sun in 1855, where for several years he was engaged in the mercantile business, and during which time he also acted as postmaster. Seven children were born unto Mr. and Mrs. McClurkin: Margaret, the wife of M. Ochiltree, of this city; Kate, who married R. M. Pomeroy, of Shelby, Iowa; E. L., our subject; William H., of Morning Sun; Martin L. and Norah, both of whom are deceased; and one who died in infancy.

The preliminary education of Edward Logan McClurkin was acquired in the public schools of his native city, the course of which he completed in 1876, being one of the first graduates from the high school. Subsequently he attended the State University at Iowa City for a year and a half. Returning home he assisted his father in the store and postoffice, where he remained until 1886. He then joined his brother in law, William Beck, in establishing the Exchange Bank, of which institution he is now the cashier.

Mr. McClurkin was united in marriage on the 10th of November, 188t, to Miss Cassie A. Beck, a daughter of Conrad and Sophia Beck, natives of Germany but for many years residents of Des Moines county, where the father engaged in agricultural pursuits. Unto Mr. and Mrs. McClurkin have been born the following children: Oak B., a resident of Morning Sun; Elizabeth Jane, the wife of F. C. Selzer, of Detroit, Michigan; Clifford H., who is attending college at Monmouth, Illinois; and Justus Logan, who is at home.

Mr. and Mrs. McClurkin hold membership in the United Presbyterian church, and his political support he grants to the candidates of the republican party. He has always been quite prominently identified with the political activities of the community and has several times served as mayor, while he has three times represented. his district in the state legislature. A public spirited, progressive citizen and capable business man Mr. McClurkin stands high in the esteem of the general community, where he has spent practically the entire period of his life and where the comrades of his youth are the friends of his manhood.

From:
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1912


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