E. M. Crosser is recognized as a representative business man and influential citizen of Lisbon, where he is
connected 'with the Lisbon Sales Book Company as treasurer and manager. He was born on a farm two miles west of
Lisbon, Nov. 7, 1859, and is the son of Harrison and Matilda (Scott) Crosser. Both Mr. and Mrs. Crosser are deceased
and buried in Zion Cemetery, Lisbon.
E. M. Crosser obtained his education in the district schools of Colunibiana County and as a young man became interested
in the dry goods business of D. C. Brown & Company, Lisbon. He removed to East Liverpool several years later
where a partnership was formed with S. H. Porter, whose interest was later sold to D. M. O'Gilvie. Mr. Crosser
gave up this business interest at the time of his election to county recorder, which office he capably filled for
six years. He then purchased the Journal and Buckeye State, Lisbon newspapers, which he consolidated into the Daily
Journal. The following year he disposed of this to the Buckeye Publishing Company and at that time engaged in the
dry goods business at Lisbon, which was known as the Crosser Dry Goods Company. It was in 1915 that he became associated
with the Lisbon Sales Book Company. In 1917 he was elected to the State Legislature and served four years.
On July 6, 1882, Mr. Crosser was united in marriage with Miss Lilian Raney, and they have two daughters: Evelyn,
married H. L. Deemer, assistant postmaster of Lisbon, and they have a daughter, Dorothy Denniston Deemer; and Helen,
married James Paul Frew, of Lisbon, and they have a daughter, Janet Frew.
Mr. Crosser is a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge, hdependent Order of Odd Fellows, Sons of
Veterans, and Kiwanis Club. He is a Republican.
The Lisbon Sales Book Company, which was founded in 1906 as the Bennett Register & Printing Company, is among
the well established and leading business enterprises of Columbiana County. They are manufacturers and dealers
in duplicate and triplicate sales books and carry on an extensive business throughout the United States through
300 agencies. About 35 people are employed in the local plant, which is equipped with modern machinery and the
latest type printing presses. The officers of the Lisbon Sales Book Company are: J. J. Bennett, president; W. H.
Hepburn, vice president; E. M. Crosser, treasurer; G. Mefort, superintendent and Robert Huston, secretary.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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