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Elmwood Home - Charter

Contributed by Evelyn Baker


The information below was extracted from the Erie County Courthouse, Recorder Of Deeds Office, Microfilm - Charters, by Evelyn Baker. Anyone having any questions or comments about this material, please contact Evelyn directly.

See also the related article on the History of the Elmwood Home and a picture feature titled - Elmwood Home - Pictures.


Elmwood Home Charter

Recorded August 21, 1908

In the matter of the Incorporation of the "Elmwood Home"

In the Court of Common Pleas, of Erie County, Pa. No. 94 September Term, 1908

To the Honorable EMORY A WALLING, President Judge of said Court: In compliance with the requirements of the Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled "An Act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corporations", approved 29th April, 1874, and the supplements and amendments thereto, the undersigned, all of whom are citizens of Pennsylvania, having associated themselves together for the purposes hereinafter specified, and desiring that they may be duly incorporated according to law, do hereby certify:

First - The name of this corporation is the "Elmwood Home".

Second - The purpose for which the corporation is formed is to provide and maintain, by ownership or otherwise, a home for dependent or delinquent boys and girls, to provide proper employment, schooling and training for such boys and girls, to surround them with a wholesome enviroment and proper home influences, and to inculcate in them sound moral precepts and a proper sense of their obligations to society, and their duties as citizens.

Third - The business of such corporation is to be transacted in the city and county of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Fourth - The corporation is to exist perpetually.

Fifth - The names and residences of the members of such corporation are as follows:

E. P. SELDEN, GEORGE D. SELDEN, WILLIAM HAMILTON, JOHN W. LITTLE, JOSEPH M. FORCE, F. E. LOWRY, H. F. WILBOR, F. H. PAYNE, WILLIAM C. KRAEMER, W. D. KINNEY, T. W. SHACKLETT, REV. T. R. THOBURN, WILLIAM J. SCARLETT, M. H. TAYLOR, E. D. CARTER, F. H. WATSON, FRANK CONNELL, J. E. REED, W. B. DURLIN, GUS J. MILLER, J. C. DIEHL, S. A. DAVENPORT, A. E. SISSON, JOHN F. BROWN, GRANT J. SMITH, MELVIN J. SMITH, M. LEVANT DAVIS, H. W. MOONEY, WILLAM L. MORRISON, JOHN F. BIGLER, C. F. ALLIS, A. W. FERGUSON, F. L. CLEVELAND, FRANK GUNNISON, PAUL A. BENSON, MILTON W. SHREVE, HENRY E. FISH, JOHN S. RILLING, CONRAD KLEIN, WILLIAM SPENCER, H. L. BREVILLIER, ISADOR SOBEL, F. F. ADAMS, F. R. SIMMONS, REV. PETER M. CAULEY, GEORGE B. TAYLOR, DAVENPORT GALBRAITH, LOUIS STREUBER, W. PITT GIFFORD, MARVIN E. GRISWOLD, C. F. HUMMEL, ISAAC BAKER, D. A. SAWDEY, W. B. FLICKENGER, B. B. BROWN, W. J. SELL, S. S. BURTON, CHARLES B. LORENZ, JOHN B. BROOKS, U. P. ROSSITER, JAMES D. HAY, GEORGE M. MASON, F. F. CURTZE, S. B. BAYLE, B. B. NAGLE

Sixth - The corporation is to be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of 13 members, and the names and residences of the directors for the 1st year are as follows:

GEORGE D. SELDEN, EDWARD P. SELDEN, C. L. BAKER, JOHN W. LITTLE, WILLIAM HAMILTON, JOSEPH M FORCE, F. E. LOWRY, R. F. WILBOR, W. D. KINNEY, WILLIAM C. KRAEMER, F. H. PAYNE, F. H. WATSON, and W. PITT GIFFORD.

Seventh - The yearly income of the corporation, other than that derived from real estate, shall not exceed the sum of $10,000.

Eighth - The said corporation shall have authority to issue capital stock in the manner provided by the Act of the General Assemby of 25 June, 1895 ( P. L. , 31Q ) and other Acts of Assembly in such case made and provided.

Ninth - The said corporation may hold real estate the clear yearly value or income whereof is not in excess of Twenty Thousand ( $20,000 ) dollars. ( Act 15 July, 1897, p. b. 283 ).

Tenth - Future members are to chosen by the Board of Directors, or in such manner as may be provided by the By Laws of the corporation.

Eleventh - The Board of Directors shall have power to make such By Laws and rules as may be necessary for the government of the said corporation, provided that the same shall not be inconsistent with, and shall be subordinate to, the Acts of Assemby for the government and regulation of corporations. Witness our hands and seals the 29th day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and eight.

E. P. SELDEN

JOSEPH M. FORCE

F. E. LOWRY

C. L. BAKER

F. H. WATSON

State of Pennsylvania, County of Erie}ss.

Before me, the subscriber, a Notary Pulbic in and for the county aforesaid, personally appeared JOSEPH M. FORCE, F. E. LOWRY, and C. L. BAKER, three of the Subscribers of the above and foregoing certificate of incorporation of "Elmwood Home", and in due form of law acknowledged the same to be their act and deed. Witness my hand and seal of office this 29th day of June, A. D. 1908

P. V. GIFFORD, Notary Public

My commission expires January 16, 1909

County of Erie, ss.

Filed in the office of the Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Erie, this 29th day of June, 1908

H. L. BREVILLIER, Prothonotary

DECREE

In the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County

In the matter of the Incorporation of the Elwood Home

And now, to-wit: this 20th day of July, A. D. one thousand nine hundred and eight, the within certificate of incorporation having been on file in the office of the Prothonotary of said Court since the 29th day of June, A. D., 1908 as appears from the entry thereon, and due proof of said publication having been presented to me, I hereby certify that I have perused and examined said instrument and find the same to be in proper form, and within the specified purposes of corporation of the first class according to the Act of the General Assembly of 29 April, 1874, and that the said purposes are lawful and not injurious to the community. It is therefore ordered and decreed that the same be approved and that upon the recording of said charter, and its endorsements and this order in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for said county, the subscribers thereto, and their associates shall thenceforth be a corporation for the purposes and upon this terms and under the name therein stated.

EMORY A. WALLING, President Judge


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