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Democratic — Assembly, Watts B. Lloyd,
Waterford, 3,233; Irvin Camp, Erie, 3,234;
Prothonotarv, Col. William O. Colt, Water-
ford, 3,197;" Register, Calvin L. Randall (de-
clined), 538; Commissioner, R. J.Osborne,
Wayne, 3,137; Clerk of the Courts, no nom-
ination ; Director of the Poor, John LThr, Mill
Creek. 3,112; Survey'or, Isaac R. Taylor,
W^ashington, 3,110.

The One Hundred and Eleventh Regiment
voted 343 for Curtin, four for Woodward.

additional constitutional amendments

Lincoln's second election.

1864- — A special election was held August
2. to decide upon the proposed three amend-
ments to the State Constitution, allowinsr sol-



diers to vote away from their place of residence,
providing that the Legislature should pass no
bill containing more than one subject, and pro-
hibiting the same body from passing any bill
allowing counties, cities or boroughs to loan
their credit to corporations. They were all
adopted by large majorities.

The following was the vote of the district

for Congress, Glenni W. Scofield, Warren,

I being the Republican, and ex-Governor Will-

; iam Bigler, Clearfield, the Democratic nomi-

I nee :

SCOFIELD. BIGLER.

Erie 5,575 3,054

Warren 2,009 1,281

Cameron 277 193

Clearfield 1,302 2,476

Elk 261 656

Forest 71 S3

McKean 643 580

Jefferson : 1,514 1,621



Total 11,652



9,914



j For State Senate, the Republicans re-

nominated Morrow B. Lowry, and the Demo-
crats took up Dan Rice, of Girard, the cele-
brated showman.

Below is the vote of the district :



Erie

Crawford.



LOWRV. rice.
, . 5,311 3,031

. . 4,768 3,638



Total 10,079 6,669

The county tickets with their votes were as
follows :

Republican — Assembly, John R. Cochran,
Erie, 5,390 ; Byron S. Hill, Wattsburg, 5,390 ;
Sheriff, Col. H. L. Brown, Erie, 5,407; Clerk
of the Courts (in place of Mr. Hilton, re-
signed), Henry Butterfield, Erie, 5,358 ; Treas-
urer, Lieut. E. D. Hulbert, Erie, 5,348; Com-
missioner, James Chambers, Harbor Creek,
5,373; Auditor, Philip Osbom, Girard, 5,261 ;
Director of the Poor, Thomas Stewart, Erie,
5,303.

Democratic — Assembly, H. D. Francis,
Corry, 3,039; L. W. Savage, Springfield,
3,039; Sheriff, Col. William O. Colt. Water-
ford, 3,013 ; Clerk of the Courts, F. W. Koeh-
ler, South Erie, 2,979 ; Commissioner, Mon-
roe Hutchinson, Girard, 2,979 ; Treasurer, P.
A. Becker, Erie, 3,018 ; Director of the Poor,
Ralph Bowman, Conneaut, 2,973; Auditor,
Uras Schluraff, Mill Cr-eek, 3,000.

The Republican National Convention
nominated Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, for



NELSON'S BIOGBAPHICAL DICTIONARY



President, and Andrew Johnson, of Tennes-
see, for Vice President. John Patton, Clear-
field, was the Elector for this district. The
Democrats nominated George B. McClellan,
of Pennsylvania, for President, and George H.
Pendleton, of Ohio, for Vice President. Ras-
selas Brown, Warren, was the candidate for
Elector. The vote of the countv was as fol-
lows :

I.IXCOI,N. M'CLELLAN.

Erie, First Ward 183 131

Erie, Second " 124 248

Erie, Tliird " 271 122

Erie, Fourth " 290-868 183-684

West Mill Creek 198 137

East Mill Creek 220 333

Harbor Creek 237 149

Greenfield 131 38

North East township 242 180

North East borough 119 31

Waterford borough ..135 31

Waterford township 263 88

Wattsburg 43 19

Venango 193 86

Edinboro 81 SO

Washington 312 110

Franklin 142 39

Concord 174 102

Corry 199 70

Amity 94 94

McKean 230 42

Middleboro 32 —

Greene 116 156

Summit 73 107

Elk Creek 153 127

Conneaut 212 65

Springfield 392 41

Fairview 249 156

Girard township 236 70

Girard borough 72 68

Albion 61 27

LeBoeuf 179 140

Union township 194 103

Union borough 95 92

Wayne 188 87

Lockport 164 97

Total 6,387 3,619

The soldiers from Erie covmty gave Lincoln
524 votes, and McClellan 103, which are not
included in the above.

The vote of the State was as follows : Lin-
coln, 290,389; McClellan, 276,308.

THE PERIOD OF SOLDIER CANDIDATES.

l%Qo— Auditor Gene, -a!. —Gun. John F.
Hartranft, Montgomery county. Republican,
288,400; Gen. W. W. H. Davi's, Bucks coun-
ty. Democrat, 215,714.

Survevor General. — J. M. Campbell, Cam-
bria county. Republican, 237,969; Col. John



P. Linton, Cambria county. Democrat,
215,981.

The vote of the countv was as follows :
Hartranft, 3,845; Davis, 2,051: Campbell
3,842; Linton, 2,041.

Countv Candidates . — Republican — Assem-
bly, Col.'O. S. Woodward, Waterford, 3,875
Gen. D. B. McCreary, Erie, 8,845; County
Commissioner, L. M. Childs, Wayne, 3,808
Director of the Poor, Andrew Thompson
Union, 3,781 ; Surveyor, G. W. F. Sherwin
Harbor Creek, 3,720; Auditor, O. H. P. Fer
guson, Fairview, 3,744.

Democratic — Assembly, Maj. T. J. Hos-
kinson, Erie, 2,016; Col. W. O. Colt, Water-
ford, 2,027; County Commissioner, Edwin
Hall, Girard, 2,061 ; Director of the Poor,
William C. Keeler, Erie, 2,040; Surveyor,
Capt. John H. Miller, Mill Creek, 2,053;
Auditor, George W. Arbuckle, Girard, 2,029.

THE YEAR OF JOHNSOn'.S SWING AROUND THE
CIRCLE GOV. GEARY ELECTED.

1866 — Governor. — Gen. John W. Geary,
Westmoreland county. Republican, 807,274 ;
Hiester Clymer, Berks county. Democrat,
290,096.

The vote of the county was as follows :
Geary, 7,287; Clymer, 8,957.

John P. Vincent, of Erie, was nominated
as the Republican, and Lieut. Col. Benjamin
Grant, of Erie, as the Democratic candidate
for Additional Law Judge. The vote of the
district was as follows :

VINCENT. GRANT.

Erie 7,193 3,956

Crawford 6,707 4,969

Warren 2,656 1,579

Total 16,556 11,504

For Congress, Glenni W. Scofield was re-
nominated by the Republicans, and William L.
Scott, of Erie, was the candidate of the Demo-
crats. The vote of the district was as follows :

SCOFIELD. SCOTT.

Cameron 372 305

Clearfield 1,646 2,791

Elk 3S9 636

Erie 7,128 4,094

Forest 99 77

Jefferson 1.986 1,944

McKean ' 854 739

Warren 2,663 1,595

Total 15,107 12,481




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AND HISTORICAL REFERENCE BOOK OF ERIE COUNTY.



County Candidates. — Republican — Assem-
bly, Gen. D. B. McCreary, Erie, 7,147; Col.
O. S. Woodward, Waterfoid, 7,149; Associate
Judges, Hollis King, Corry, 7,U)0; William
Benson, Waterford, 7,150 ; Prothonotary, Col.
Chauncey P. Rogers, Edinboro, 7,197; Dis-
trict Attorney, Col. Charles M. Lynch, Erie,
7,158 ; Register and Recorder, Capt. H. G.
Harvey, Springfield, 7,209; Treasurer, Lieut.
C. W. Keller, Union, 7,205; Commissioner,
Stephen J. Godfrey, Elk Creek, 7,158; Audi-
tor, M. Hartleb, Erie, 7,192; Director of the
Poor, Thomas Willis, Mill Creek, 7,207 ; Coro-
ner, William J. Sterrett, Erie, f3,721.

Democratic — Assembly, William Henry,
South Erie. 4,036; F. "F. Marshall, Erie,
4,007; Associate Judges, Henry R. Porter,
North East, 8,940; P. P. T"clson, Waterford,
3,955 ; Prothonotary, Col. W. O. Colt, Water-
ford, 3,971 ; District Attorney, Charles B.
Sleeper, Corry, 3,996 ; Register and Recorder,
Frank Schlaudecker, Erie, 3,971 ; Treasurer,
P. A. Becker, Erie, 3,997; Commissioner,
Charles Wright, Franklin, 8,989; Auditor,
Amos Stone, Fairview, 3,991 ; Director of the !
Poor, L?ras SchluraflF, Mill Creek, 4,070 ; Coro-
ner, James A. Shearer, LeBoeuf , 3,775.

FIRST JURY COMMISSIONERS ELECTED.

1867 Supreme Judge.— \i&yxxy W. Will-
iams, Allegheny county, Republican, 266,824;
George Sharswood, Philadelphia, Democrat,
267,746.

The vote of Erie county was as follows :
Williams, 5,504; Sharswood, 8,428.

The candidates for State Senate were
Morrow B. Lowry, Erie county. Republican,
and George W. Hecker, Crawford county,
Democrat. Below is the vote of the district :

LOWRY. HECKER.

Erie 4,615 3,562

Crawford 5,248 4,071



9,863



County Candidates. — This was the first
year Jury Commissioners were elected.

Republican — Assembly, George P. Rea,
Girard, 5,182 ; John D. Stranahan, LeBa?uf,
5,588; Sheriff, >laj. Andrew F. Swan, Fair-
view, 5,451 ; Clerk of the Courts, Capt.
Charles L. Pierce, Venango, 5,511 ; Jury Com-
missioner, D. W. Patterson, Wattsburg, 5,490;
Commissioner, William B. Reed, Greene,
5,502 ; Director of the Poor, Jacob Hanson,



Erie, 5,499 ; Auditor, Francis F. Stow, Amity,
5,479.

Democratic — Assembly, Isaac R. Taylor,
Washington, 3,839; F. P." Liebel, Erie, 3,434,
Sheriff, Wilson Moore, Waterford, 8,409;
Clerk of the Courts, R. H. Arbuckle, Mill
Creek, 3,365; Jury Commissioner, P. G.
btranahan, L^nion, 3,364; County Commis-
sioner, J. C. Cauffman, Lockport, 8,368; Di-
rector of the Poor, James Lytle, Erie, 3,371 ;
Auditor, Alden Pomeroy, Conneaut, 3,345.

GRANT AND COLFAX ELECTED.

XWt^,— Auditor Genera/.— Gen. John F.
Hartranft, Montgomery county. Republican,
331,408; Charles E. Boyle, Fayette county.
Democrat, 321,731.

Surveyor Genera/. — James M. Campbell,
Cambria county. Republican, 831,126; Col.
Wellington H. Ent, Columbia county. Demo-
crat, 321,947.

The vote of Erie county was 7,702 for
Hartranft, 4,581 for Boyle, 7,699 for Camp-
bell, and 4,582 for Ent.

The candidates for Congress were Glenni
W. Scofield, Republican, and Rasselas Brown,
of Warren, Democrat. Below is the vote of
the district :

SCOFIELD. BROWN.

Erie 7,675 4,572

Warren 2,935 1,934

McKean 964 825

Elk 501 1,061

Cameron 537 440

Jefferson 2,067 2,107

Clearfield 1,890 3,066

Forest 334 350

Total 16,903 14.355

County C



Online LibraryBenjamin WhitmanNelson's biographical dictionary and historical reference book of Erie County, Pennsylvania : containing a condensed history of Pennsylvania, of Erie County, and of the several cities, boroughs and townships in the county also portraits and biographies of the governor's since 1790, and of numerous r → online text (page 40 of 192)