Elnathan Pettit (1815-1888) - Lebanon Gazette 19 Apr 1888
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Elnathan Pettit (1815-1888)

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Lebanon Gazette 19 April 1888 [copy from microfilm located at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

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At the South Family, Union Village, on Friday, April 13, Elnathan Pettit, in the seventy-third year of his age. He was born in Frederick City, Maryland, in 1815, removed to Cincinnati in 1835 and commenced work in the press room of the Cincinnati Gazette Office, where he remained for many years. While in that office he ran the first power printing press brought to the western states. He was a man of great physical power and courage, and of much more than ordinary capacity and intelligence, and was greatly esteemed by the brethren of the Shaker community. He had been a member of the Society for the last ten years.

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