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Lelia Dromgold Emig 1872 ~


Lelia Dromgold Emig, eldest daughter of Walter A. and Martha Ellen Shull Dromgold, was born near Saville, Perry County, Penna. Left motherless at the age of nine, her father moved to York, Pa., where he has since engaged in extensive manufacturing business.

In 1890 she accompanied members of the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union on a Flower Mission visit to the county jail and became interested in temperance reform.

In 1894 she was married to Clayton E. Emig, an attorney-at-law, of Washington, D. C. Here she immediately became associated with the District Woman's Christian Temperance Union and has served as a local president, general secretary of work and state corresponding secretary; and has written several temperance leaflets of merit

Mrs. Emig is active in church and rescue mission work and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, tracing her ancestry to the following patriots of the Revolutionary War: John Hench, Jacob Hartman, Zachariah Rice, Nicholas Ickes, John Hartman, Frederick Shull, Thomas Donally and Abigail Rice, of Pennsylvania.

''The Dromgold family in America" is her latest published contribution to genealogy.

In 1909 she organized a Society of Children of the American Revolution, which was named by Mrs. William Howard Taft in honor of her distinguished ancestor, Thomas Welles, the fourth colonial governor of Connecticut The society has 100 members and includes many of the official families of Washington.

Mrs. Emig is the mother of three daughters, Evelyn, Gladys, and Lelia, who are enthusiastic followers in her philanthropic work.

Women of America

Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.


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