Edwin F Dunlap

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EDWIN F. DUNLAP, hardware merchant, and plumbing, tinning and roofing contractor, at Parker's Landing, Pa., was born at Lowellville, Mahoning Co., Ohio, Aug. 22, 1852, son of Jesse L. and Mary (Johnston) Dunlap.

Jesse L. Dunlap and his wife were born in Lawrence county, Pa. He is a mining engineer and has followed his profession in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Montana and Washington, and at present, in his eighty-third year, is living retired and in comfort at Elma, Washington.

Edwn F. Dunlap, was reared in Lawrence and Mercer counties, Pa., and was educated in the public schools. He learned the plumbing and tinning trades at Sharon, Pa., and in 1870 went to Illinois and worked as a journeyman in Chicago, Peoria and Morris until 1877. In that year he came to Parker's Landing, Pa., and after continuing three more years at journeyman work embarked in the tinning business for himself, on a small scale at first, but soon found opportunity to expand and in 1885 added a hardware, plumbing and roofing department. He now owns one of the most complete establishments in this line in the northern part of Armstrong county and possibly in this section of Pennsylvania. Being a practical and experienced workman he enjoys patronage not only in this city but in adjacent places and over a large surrounding territory. Constant employment is afforded to from six to eight assistants. Mr. Dunlap believes in keeping abreast with the times in everything pertaining to his business. He enjoys the distinction of being the oldest merchant in continuous business in his city. Politically a Republican, he has frequently served in public capacities, twice having been mayor, several terms a member of the city council, and at present is president of the school board, of which he has also been secretary.

On Oct. 29, 1890, Dr. Dunlap was married to Miss Blanche Cummins, a daughter of William and Susanna (Christie) Cummins and a granddaughter of Judge Joseph Cummins, of Butler county; the latter's wife was Ellen Moore, of Washington county, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap have had two daughters, Florence and Gertrude, both of whom are deceased, the former dying at the age of thirteen years, the latter when nineteen years old. Mr. Dunlap is a member of Parker Lodge, Royal Arcanum, and Park Lodge, K. O. T. M. He and his wife attend the First Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Dunlap has been a member since childhood.

Source: Page 970, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed November 1998 by Joyce Sherry for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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