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Biographical Sketch of Ellison J. Parrish

Parrish, Ellison J.; supt. Telegraph Dept., Nickel Plate R. R.; born, Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 9, 1865; son of D. P. and Ellenora Spain Parrish, educated, common schools, Terre Haute, Ind.; married, Conneaut, O., May 24, 1887, Pearl J. Griffey; elected Mayor of Conneaut, O., 1902-1907-1909; only Democrat ever elected in the city for this honor; was first Mayor of the city when it changed from a village; 1908 and 1912, delegate National Democratic Convention; appointed by Gov. Harmon three times as delegate to National Convention of Water Ways at Washington, D. C.; train dispatcher for Nickel Plate R. R. Co., 1886-1912; then promoted to supt. telegraph; director Journal of Progress; member Civil Service Commission, Conneaut, 0.; member Elks. Recreations: Baseball and Outdoor Sports.

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