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Aseltine, Elmer A. (Elmer Adelbert), 1865-1946



Elmer Adelbert Aseltine was born in Swanton, Vermont on September 3, 1865 to Anson and Lucy (Carmon) Aseltine. At an early age he was investing in college education. He entered the Civil Engineering department of the University in April 1885 to April 1888, was a corporal and sergeant in the corps of cadets, editor-in-chief of the Reveille, 1887-1888, member of a fraternity. In recognition of his work as an educator, he was conferred a degree of B.S. in course as for 1889.

In June 1888, he moved to Michigan where he was a Principle of Gobleville High School, 1890-1987; school examiner of Van Buren County, Michigan, 1895-1898; superintendence of schools in Hartford, Michigan, 1899-1900; commissioner of schools, Van Buren County, 1901-1907. He was district agent for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Milwaukee, headquartered in Paw Paw, Michigan, 1897-1899. Since 1907, he grew fruit on a farm near Paw Paw.

He married Minnie Barton of Paw Paw on August 19, 1891. They had two children: Lucile, born May 20, 1892 and died in 1901; and Leland, born May 5, 1893.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Van Buren County Qualified Teachers Papers

Identifier: RH-A-4339
Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of two identical pamphlets created by Elmer A. Aseltine, commissioner for Van Buren County. The pamphlets originated in Paw Paw in August 1902. These two pamphlets were put together by Elmer A. Aseltine, commissioner for Van Buren County Michigan at the time.

Dates: 1902