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Malcolm P. Emley

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Malcolm P. Emley

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Posted: 2 Sep 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:50AM GMT
Surnames: Emley, Hurdon, Rhoads
From History of Huntington County, 1887, pages 478-479

Malcolm P. Emley, proprietor of the Mammoth Boot and Shoe Store, and one of the promising young business men of Huntington, was born in Clear Creek Township, this county, August 3, 1855. He was the youngest of three children born to Anthony and Eveline E. (Hurdon) Emley, who have resided in Clear Creek Township over fifty years. Our subject spent his boyhood and youth working upon his father's farm, in his native township. He attended the district school in winter, in which he received a good common school education. At the age of twenty-one, or October 31, 1876, he was married to Martha Rhoads, daughter of Joseph and Mary Rhoads, both natives of Pennsylvania, and now residents of Clear Creek Township. Mrs. Emley was born in Allen County, this State, May 5, 1855. During the three years following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Emley resided upon the farm owned by the father of the former. In December, 1879, they moved to Huntington, Mr. Emley having been elected manager of the large general store owned by the Huntington County Co-operative Association. This position he retained until in August, 1886, at which time he resigned to accept a position as traveling salesman for Butterworth & Co., wholesale boot and shoe dealers, of Cincinnati. In less than a month later the Mammoth Boot and Shoe Store was opened by that firm in this city, and Mr. Emley was selected for its management. He at once assumed the duties of that position, and thus continued until February 1, 1887, when he purchased the stock and thus became sole proprietor of one of the finest boot and shoe stores in Northern Indiana. Our subject and his wife are the parents of one child, Herbert B., born September 14, 1878. Mr. Emley is a member of the K. of P. Lodge, and is a Democrat in politics.

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