Ellsworth Raymond Bathrick

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Ellsworth Raymond Bathrick
Ellsworth Raymond Bathrick 1917.jpg
Bathrick in Washington, D.C. in 1917
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915
Preceded by W. Aubrey Thomas
Succeeded by John G. Cooper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1917 – December 23, 1917
Preceded by Seward H. Williams
Succeeded by Martin Luther Davey
Personal details
Born (1863-01-06)January 6, 1863
Pontiac, Michigan
Died December 23, 1917(1917-12-23) (aged 54)
Akron, Ohio
Resting place Glendale Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) May L. Clark

Ellsworth Raymond Bathrick (January 6, 1863 – December 23, 1917) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Biography[edit]

Born 6 January 1863 near Pontiac, Michigan to Sumner Bathrick and Louisa Bathrick,[1] he married May L. Clark in 1889.[2] Bathrick attended the country schools and was graduated from the Pontiac High School.

He moved to New York City in 1890 and engaged in the importation of edible oils. In the 1890s, he was a reporter for a Cleveland newspaper.[3] He moved to Akron, Ohio, in 1900 and engaged in the real estate business.

Bathrick was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915). Because of Gerrymandering,[4] he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits.

Bathrick was elected to the Sixty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1917, until his death in Akron, Ohio, December 22, 1917. Though extremely ill[4] Bathrick continued his representation of Ohio for six months until the close of session in October. He was interred in Glendale Cemetery. Martin Luther Davey was elected to fill his congressional term.

Bathrick was an ardent advocate for a large Navy, being known on the hill as "Battleship Bath".[5] He was a great advocate of Rural Credits, though the legislation was passed during the Sixty-fourth Congress, he was credited by his peers as being a great influence in the legislation.[6]

Books by Ellsworth R. Bathrick[edit]

In his youth, Bathrick was a reporter for a Cleveland Newspaper.[3] While a reporter, he turned his hand to writing children's stories. Being dissatisfied with the story, he placed it in a trunk, only to find it again around 1911. A friend convinced him to send it to a publisher, who made a few recommendations for changes and recommending it for publication. Bathrick, being ill, retired for the winter in Florida for his health. While there, he reworked the story and sent it back to the publisher, who published it not long after he died.

  • Please Don't Worry (Needs investigation)
  • The Magic Salt: The Fairy People (1918)
  • The Magic Salt: The Soldier Bees (1918)
  • The Magic Salt: The Wand of Power (1918)
  • The Magic Salt: The Great Day (1918)

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Political graveyard
  2. ^ 1910 US Census for Akron, Ohio states that Bathrick was a real estate agent. His household included Ellsworth & May, married 22 years, and May's mother, Vie S. Clark.
  3. ^ a b Ellsworth R. Bathrick (Late a Representative from Ohio) Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, DC. 1919), p. 40
  4. ^ a b Ellsworth R. Bathrick (Late a Representative from Ohio) Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, DC. 1919), p. 16
  5. ^ Ellsworth R. Bathrick (Late a Representative from Ohio) Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, DC. 1919), p. 18
  6. ^ Ellsworth R. Bathrick (Late a Representative from Ohio) Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, DC. 1919), p. 17