William E. McEldowney


WILLIAM E. McELDOWNEY, who is doing the leading business in the sale of agricultural implements in Steubenville was born in Adrian, Mich., in 1870, but the larger part of his life has been passed in Steubenville, to which city he came in Septermber, 1882. Mr. McEldowney attended school in Canada, and at Detroit and Steubenville, and later took a commercial course at Duff's Business College, Pittsburgh. He then became bookkeeper and collector for the Chautauqua Lake Ice Company, where he remained one year subsequently coming to Steubenville to close out his grandfather's business. In 1893, in partnership with Mr. White, he bought his present business, which was conducted under the style of White & McEldowney until 1894, when he bought Mr. White's holdings and since then has been sole proprietor. He has other interests and is a stockholder in several financial institutions. As a wide awake citizen he has taken much interest in civic betterment; he has served for two years as a member of the city council and has advocated many reforms. Mr. McEldowney married Miss Anna Wagner, of Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, and they have four children: Caroline, Ida Virginia, Anna and Mary Wilma. Mr. and Mrs. McEldowney are members of the Second Presbyterian Church.

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