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    ALBERT W. McCUNE, postmaster at Bradford, Ohio, of which place he is a leading business citizen, was born on a farm in Darke County, Ohio, April 30,. 1859, and is a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Jay) McCune.

    Thomas McCune came to Ohio in 1830, from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, choosing his home in Adams Township, near Gettysburg, Darke County, Ohio, where previous settlers from the same section had perpetuated the old familiar home names. Thomas McCune married in Ohio, the Jay family having come also from Pennsylvania in Elizabeth's girlhood. They continued to be farming people of Darke County during the remainder of their lives.

    Albert W. McCune was educated in Adams Township and was reared on the home farm, where he continued to live for three years after his marriage, coming then to Bradford. He was employed as a clerk in a local store for several years and then went into a mercantile business under the firm name of Johnston & McCune, but when he was appointed postmaster, he sold out his mercantile interests and assumed his public duties on June 1, 1897. He is secretary and one of the directors of the Bradford Building and Loan Association and for fifteen years has been a member of the Bradford School Board, formerly being secretary and treasurer of this body.

    On December 19, 1880, Mr. McCune was married to Miss Ella Westfall, a daughter of John Westfall, of Greenville Township, Darke County, and they have had six children, namely: Harley, who died aged-six years; Chester; Forrest, who died aged eighteen months; Cora, who married Albert Kenneth Little, an attorney at Columbus, and has two children, Delmas and Bernard; and Elizabeth and Fern. Chester McCune, the second son of the above family, met an accidental death while performing his duties as a brakeman in the railroad yards at Dayton, on December 6, 1906. He left a young wife, formerly, Miss Dessie Carter, and an infant son, Chester Albert. The cutting off of this young man when only twenty- two years of age and with the brightest prospects of a happy and useful life before him, was a crushing domestic grief and aroused general sympathy. Mr. McCune is a leading member of the Bradford Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and also on the board of trustees. Fraternally he is an Odd Fellow, a Knight of Pythias and a Red Man.

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