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17. EDWARD JOHN CASS, Jan. 26, 1881 -
b. S. Harbor Creek, Pa.

Myrta McClelland, Mar. 23, 1888 -
b. S. Harbor Creek Pa.
Married Dec. 15. 1910.

33. Ephraim Joseph, Oct. 24, 1911 - Jan. 9, 1912
34. Albert Edward, Jan. 7, 1915 -
m. Rhoda May Alcorn (1913 - ) Feb. 4, 1936
35. Elizabeth May, May 17, 1916 -
36. George McClelland, Mar. 18, 1921-

Edward John (Eddie) Cass was born at the old Cass home in Factory Gulch. He was but 18 years of age when his father died and being the oldest son his load of responsibility was heavy. The old woolen mill near where he had spent his childhood had fallen into decay but the family operated a large farm, the work of which fell on his immature shoulders. He still owns and operates this farm and has grown large quantities of produce for the Erie market in addition to a general farming practice. Mr. Cass is his own machinery repair man. His mechanical ability covers the repair of all his equipment, from the simple jobs to the more complicated motorized machinery.

Mrs. Edward J. Cass is the daughter of Welsh J. and Almera (Cole) McClelland. Welsh J. McClelland was born and grew up near Sunville and Oil City, Pennsylvania but came to Erie County as a young man to operate a farm. Almera Cole was a daughter of Samuel and Clarinda (Axtell) Cole and a sister of Mrs. George W. Cass. The ancestry of the Cole family has been the subject of deep study by Harold J. Cass, and he has traced the line from the days of the early Puritans in this country. Among the illustrious names in this family are those of Captain Henry Cole from Cornish, Maine, who fought in the War of 1812, and Robert Treat, a Governor of Connecticut in the 17th century and the founder of the city of Newark, New Jersey. Mrs. Edward J. Cass attended the local district schools and graduated from the Harbor Creek High School in 1909.

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