Biography of Elmer E. Carey
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Elmer E. Carey is well and favorably known in East Liverpool, where he is secretary of the Loyal Order of Moose, No. 122. He was born in this city, Feb. 1, 1882, and is the son of Samuel W. and Sarah E. (Drummond) Carey.

Samuel W. Carey, deceased, was a native of Hookstown, Pa., born Jan. 16, 1841. His wife was born at New Castle, Pa., in 1842. Mr. Carey served throughout the Civil War with the Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery and died in May, 1917. He settled in East Liverpool in 1872, where he engaged in the painting contracting business for many years. His wife died Nov. 27, 1918, and they are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, East Liverpool. Mr. Carey was a member of the Methodist Church and the Grand Army of the Republic. There were ten children in the Carey family, as follows: Harry, died at Trenton, N. J., in December, 1921; James, died in 1884; Ida May and Minnie, both died in 1877; William, died in 1922; George, mention of whom is made below; Frank, died in 1879; Mary, died in 1909; Elmer E., the subject of this sketch; and Jess, lives at Richmond, Cal.

George (Scoops) Carey, who died in 1919, was a well known professional base ball player. He was a member of the Baltimore team in 1905 when they won the world's championship, and he was later a member of the Washington team, American league, the Philadelphia Athletics, Memphis (Tenn.) of the Southern League; Little Rock (Ark.) and Grand Rapids (Mich.) teams. He was a first baseman and was nicknamed "Scoops" for the clever manner in which he "scooped" the ball off the ground.

Elmer E. Carey received his education in the public schools of East Liverpool and is a potter by trade. He is employed by the Hall China Company, East Liverpool. In April, 1925, Mr. Carey was elected secretary of the Loyal Order of Moose for a term of three years.

Mr. Carey was married Feb. 3, 1903, to Miss Annie Moore, of East Liverpool, the daughter of Alfred and Sadie (Moore) Moore, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Moore were natives of England. Mr. and Mrs. Carey have had five children: Ruth, born in 1908, died in 1915; Harry, died in 1920; Elmer E., Jr., born July, 1907; George, born in 1914, and Delores, born in January, 1924.

Elmer E. Carey managed the East Liverpool base ball club for ten years and was a pitcher and outfielder. He was the only semi pro pitcher to pitch a no hit game against a semi pro team in this city. He is a Republican, and a member of the Methodist Church.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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