Edwin E. McClellan

Edwin E. McClellan, a book and stationery dealer, was born in Peoria County, Ill., in May, 1850, where he was reared. His father, S.R. McClellan, was a native of Maysville, Ky., but was principally reared in Dayton, O., and died in Sedalia, May 16, 1876. His mother, Charlotte, nee Osborn, was a native of Ohio, now a resident of Sedalia. Edwin McClellan was educated in Oneida and Sedalia. He began business in Sedalia as deputy postmaster, serving in that capacity for a period of six years. In 1878, he left the postoffice and began business for himself, as a dealer in books, stationery, etc. Mr. McClellan has an elegant storeroom on Second street, where he is engaged in business, and commands a large share of the patronage of the people of Sedalia and Pettis County. Possibly no man in Sedalia is better calculated to build up a lucrative business than Mr. McClellan, serving, as he did, a long term in the post office of this city, and being a popular official, he acquired a large acquaintance in the County, and his popularity has followed him in his business. He is a self-made man. Beginning life a poor boy, he has, by close attention to business and honesty of purpose, accumulated quite a nice property. He is the owner of an elegant residence on Broadway, in addition to his mercantile establishment. He was married in November, 1880, to Miss Sadie F. Castle, of Sedalia, a daughter of J.C. Castle, a prominent farmer of Pettis County.

— "The History of Pettis County, Missouri, including an authentic history of Sedalia,
other towns and townships, together with ... biographical sketches .. " (1882).
Located by Adam Seaman.