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Edwin F. Atwell

EDWIN F. ATWELL is prominently known in the business circles of Mercer count' as a general contractor, and he maintains his home and residence at Grove City, whither he came with his parents when a boy of thirteen. He was born in Lawrenceburg, Pennsylvania, on November 24, 1870, the eldest of the six children, three sons and three daughters, in the family of Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Daubenspeck) Atwell. The father was born in Clintonville, Venango county, Pennsylvania, and the mother in North Hope, Butler county, this state. Thomas J. Atwell passed from this life sixteen years or more ago, dying in Grove City in the year of 1892, aged forty-five. He had located in this city in and about 1883, and became well known as a carpenter and contractor. The widow still survives her husband, and vet maintains her residence in Grove City.

Edwin F. Atwell was but a child when his parents moved from Lawrenceburg to Parsonville in this state, and there he spent his early childhood days and there received his initial schooling. When he had reached his thirteenth year the family home was established in Grove City, and here he completed his educational training and entered upon his business life. During twelve years he was associated with the oil-producing business, and he has also achieved success as a general contractor. In his fraternal relations he is a Master Mason and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Atwell married Miss L. A. Gilmore.

Source: Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, page 945

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