George P. McCracken


GEORGE P. McCRACKEN, conducting an extensive real estate and insurance business at Steubenville, O., is prominently known over Jefferson County, which he served two terms as treasurer. He was born in Steubenville in 1862 and is a son of John McCracken. The latter came from Pennsylvania in 1827, and here passed the remainder of a long and useful life, his death occurring February 24, 1907. At an early date he was working as clerk in a store in Steubenville, and later was secretary of the old cotton factory. For many years, and at the time of his death, he was secretary of the Union Cemetery Association. He was also, during his business career, secretary of the Jefferson Fire Insurance Company of Steubenville and was identified with the construction of the early water works of the city. George P. McCracken received a public school education and at the age of seventeen years went to COlumbus, O., where he was employed in a railway office until 1888. He then engaged in the insurance business with his father at Steubenville. In 1900 Mr. McCracken was elected treasurer of Jefferson County, Ohio and served two terms in a most capable manner. Since the close of his official service he has met with much success in the real estate and insurance business, maintaining an office in the National Exchange Bank Building. Mr. McCracken married Miss Ella Ferr, of Steubenville. In religious attachment he is a member of amline M. E. Church and has been very active in the affairs of church. In 1904 he was the representative as delegate from the Eastern Ohio Conference to the General Conference held at Los Angeles, Cal. He is treasurer of the church organization. He is also a member of the Steubenville Chamber of Commerce and is identified with the Young Men's Christian Association.

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