E. M. Blough, president of the Modoc Commercial Corporation, with offices in the U. S. Bank Building, Johnstown,
Pa., is among the well known and representative citizens of this city. He was born at Hooversville, Pa., Sept.
19, 1885, and is a son of P. J. and Emma (Shaffer) Blough, natives of Hooversviile, Pa., where Mr. Blough was a
pioneer merchant. Both Mr. and Mrs. Blough are deceased.
E. M. Blough attended the public schools of Huntingdon, Pa., and was graduated from Juniata College in 1907. He
returned to Hooversviile, Pa., and was cashier of the Hooversville First National Bank from 1907 until 1911, when
he resigned to accept the position as treasurer of the Farmers Trust and Mortgage Company of Johnstown, Pa., with
whom he remained until he established his present business.
On May 12, 1913, Mr. Blough was married to Miss Grace Kimmel, of Indiana, Pa., and to them were born the following
children: Mildred E. and Phillip K. Mrs. Blough died April 27, 1917. Mr. Blough later married Miss Anna Aldstadt,
of Riddlesburg, Pa.
Mr. Blough and his family are members of the Church of the Brethren. He is a Republican and a member of all Masonic
bodies from Blue Lodge to Shrine.
The Modoc Commercial Corporation was organized Feb. 1, 1923, with a capital of $500,000. The company deals in mortgage
loans and commercial paper, and its business is confined to Johnstown, Pa., exclusively. The officers of the company
are: E. M. Blough, president; J. M. Cook, Myersdale, Pa., vice president; Alma V. Reynolds, secretary. It is one
of the younger but strong financial companies of its kind, being headed by men of sound judgment and experienced
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
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