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Emmett W. McArthur    

E. W. McArthur,  Photo from the Centennial edition of the Daily Tribune-Republican 1888. Click to enlarge photo

EMMETT W. McARTHUR, attorney at law, Meadville, was born in Shenango Township, this county, June 10, 1853, and is a son of Jeremiah and Hannah (Elliott) McArthur, who were also natives of this county. His father and grandfather, who came to this county in 1795, were both farmers. Our subject is the second of a family of three, and received his education in the common schools and Jamestown Seminary, and also Edinboro Normal School. He studied law in Meadville in the office of J. B. Brawley, Esq., was admitted to the bar in 1884, and entered at once upon the practice of his profession. Since 1883 he has been connected with the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Crawford County, and is Secretary and Treasurer of the same. In politics he is a Democrat.

History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania: containing a history of the county, its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc., portraits of early settlers and prominent men, biographies, history of Pennsylvania, statistical and miscellaneous matter, Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1885, page 750

He became postmaster of Meadville April 6, 1886 and served until 1890.

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