Edwin L Dively

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EDWIN L. DIVELY, an attorney at law until recently located at Apollo, was born April 22, 1878, in Altoona, Pa., a son of A. V. and Mollie (Shoenfelt) Dively. The father is a well-known lawyer in active practice at Altoona.

The original ancestor of the Dively family in America came from Switzerland, and of the Shoenfelt family from Germany.

Edwin L. Dively attended the common schools of his native place and Mercersberg College, in Franklin county, Pa., taking a three years� course in the latter institution. Having read law in his father�s office Mr. Dively entered the Dickinson Law School, at Carlisle, Pa., in 1901, and was graduated therefrom in 1903, with the degree of LL. B. In 1904 Mr. Dively began the practice of law in Blair county, Pa., remaining there until 1909, when he came to Apollo, from which borough he recently returned to Altoona. Mr. Dively was the only attorney at Apollo and controlled the legal business of the community. For some time he acted as attorney for the borough. Prominent in secret organizations, Mr. Dively belongs to the Elks, Eagles and L. O. O. M., being one of the organizers of the local lodge of the last named order, which he has served as secretary. The Democratic party has in him a strong adherent.

Mr. Dively was married Sept. 1, 1905, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Miss Ray Moore.

Mr. Dively�s practice is not confined to the local courts, for in 1909 he was admitted to practice in the Supreme court of Pennsylvania, and has handled some important cases before that body.

Source: Page 776 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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