05/20/1860 - 12/17/1931

BLACKBURN, Elisha Howard, a Representative from Bedford County; born, May 20, 1860 in Fishertown, Bedford County, Pa.; farm helper; employee, blacksmith shop; school teacher (1879-1891); deputy prothonotary and clerk of courts, Bedford County (1891-1903); school director, Bedford; elected, council, Bedford; elected, prothonotary, Bedford County (1903-1906); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as Republican in 1914; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1916); co-owner, editor and publisher, Bedford Inquirer (1913-1915); proprietor, Blackburn Hardware Company; died, December 17, 1931 in Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; interred, Fishertown Cemetery, Fishertown, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.


Blackburn, E. Howard and William H. Welfley.  History of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania with Genealogical and Personal History, 3 volumesLewis Publishing Company: New York and Chicago, 1906.

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