Shelby County

Elmer E. Harbour

Male 1866 - Yes, date unknown


Elmer E. Harbour

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 769

     senior member of the firm of E. E. Harbour & Son, operating a grain elevator at Pemberton, O. and dealing also in farm implements at this place, and additionally the owner of 360 acres of some of the finest land in Perry township, Shelby county, was born in Perry township, March 18, 1866, and is a son of Henry and Elizabeth(Persinger) Harbour.
     Henry Harbour was born in Champaign county, O., but lived many years in Shelby county, where his death occurred in 1906, at the age of eighty-three years, his burial being in Cedar Point cemetery. He was a veteran of the Civil war and was widely known. He married Elizabeth Persinger, who is now a resident of Pemberton, and they had four children: Charles William Beatty, Elmer E., Harry P. and Wallace Royal.
     Elmer E. Harbour obtained his education in the public schools, afterward worked on his father's farm and for a number of years has been connected with the elevator and implement business. He built his first elevator in partnership with L. G. Shanley, subsequently selling it to L. G. Shanley & Co., and afterward built the one he now owns and operates. As a business man Mr. Harbour has been successful and enterprising and. as the handling of farm implements and grain are among the most important business activities of Pemberton, he may almost be said to be the father of the town. He is interested also at Dayton, O., where he owns a coal yard. He owns considerable valuable realty at Dayton O., and at Pemberton, including a number of dwellings and well-improved lots and his holdings in association with his wife, in Shelby county, aggregate about 700 acres. In politics he is a republican, and, although no office holder, has always taken a useful part in the affairs of the community and has given hearty support to all public movements that have promised to be beneficial in a large way.
     In 1889 Mr. Harbour was married to Miss Fay Wilkinson, who was born in Shelby county and is a daughter of Isaac T. and Cynthia J. Wilkinson, this being an old county family. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Harbour: Kenneth W., Florence and Mary. Mr. Harbour and family attend services at the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Harbour has been for many years a free contributor to both churches, Methodist and Baptist. He is a thirty-second degree Mason and well known to the fraternity all over the state, and belongs also to the Knights of Pythias, attending the De Graft lodge, in Logan county.

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