ELMER E. DOUGLAS, a progressive and prosperous agricultural resident of Mahoning Township, where he owns the
old home place' of fifty acres, was born here February 21, 1861, and is a son of William J and Sarah E. (Moser)
The parents of Mr. Douglas were born in Ohio. The father was two years old when his parents moved to Beaver County,
Pennsylvania, and there he grew to manhood. He learned the millwright trade and followed it more or less all his
life although he also engaged in farming in Mahoning Township, Lawrence County. He fitted up numerous mills both
in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In 1850 he purchased the farm which his son Elmer E. owns, and here he lived until his
death, March 8, 1901. He never sought political honrs but lived the life of a good citizen, upholding the laws
and working to promote the general welfare. He married Sarah E. Moser, who was then a resident of Trumbull County,
Ohio, and three of their children survive, namely: Alfred J. who lives in Bellevue, Pennsylvania; Meldon L., who
lives in Manhattan, Kansas; and Elmer E.
Elmer E. Douglas obtained his education in the public schools of Edenburg. He has devoted himself almost altogether
to agricultural pursuits and adopts modern methods and uses first class machinery. On November 18, 1891, Mr. Douglas
was married to Lois I. Needier, who is a daughter of the late James K. Needler, formerly of Edenburg, and they
have one son, Karl R., who was born August 19, 1897. Mr. Douglas is independent in his political views. He is a
member of Shenango Lodge, No. 195, Odd Fellows, at New Castle, and of Keystone Lodge, No. 76, Home Guards of America,
of Edenburg. Mr and' Mrs. Douglas are members of the Disciples Church in the above place. They have a pleasant,
comfortable home and their surroundings are very attractive.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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