Biography of Ernest E. Culbertson

Ernest E. Culbertson, who holds the position of cashier in the First National Bank of Bryan, was born in this village, the judicial center of Williams County, October 3, 1883, and is a son of William F. and Jennie (McGraw) Culbertson. William F. Culbertson passed his entire life in this county, where his parents settled in the pioneer days, and he was long numbered among the representative business men and honored and influential citizens of his native county. He served five years as treasurer of the county and thereafter was engaged in the lumber business at Bryan until the time of his death, when he was about fifty-nine years of age. His widow was a girl when she came with her parents to West Unity, this county, where she was reared to adult age and where she remained until the time of her marriage. She passed to the life eternal in 1904, both she and her husband having been zealous members of the Presbyterian Church, in which Mr. Culbertson long served as an elder of the church at Bryan, he having also been affiliated with the Masonic fraternity. Of the nine children seven are living.

In the public schools of Bryan, Ernest E. Culbertson continued his studies until his graduation in the high school, and thereafter he served three years as deputy county treasurer, under the administration of his father as county treasurer. Upon his retirement from this position he assumed that of bookkeeper in the First National Bank of Bryan, on November 15th, 1909, and he has since continued as an efficient member of the office corps of this representative institution, in which he now holds the position of a cashier. He is an active and loyal worker in the local ranks of the republican party, is past master of Bryan Lodge, No. 215, Free and Accepted Masons, which he has represented in the grand lodge of Ohio, and he is also secretary of Northwest Chapter, No. 45, Royal Arch Masons. Both he and his wife are earnest members of the Presbyterian Church at Bryan, and he is serving in 1920 as superintendent of its Sunday school.

November 18. 1911, recorded the marriage of Mr. Culbertson to Miss Taisy Kline, daughter of Henry O. Kline, of Bryan, and they have two children— Jane and Margaret.

Source: Bowersox, Charles A. ed. A standard history of Williams County, Ohio: an authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and social development , 2 vols. Publisher Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. 1920.

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