Edward P. Burrall
Edward P. Burrall manufactured buggies in Jackson for many years; he was treasurer of the Michigan Manufacturing Company, and the state agent for P.P. Mast & Co. Burall sold his firm to F.L. Elms in 1885, when he moved to Albion to become the general agent for the Albion Manufacturing Company, which also produced buggies. Burrall was engaged with that firm at the time Homestead Loan and Building Association was founded.F.L. Elms purchased Burrall’s interest in the Albion Manufacturing Company in 1891, and the firm then became known as the Elms Buggy Company. Burrall then secured an executive position with Dearing Company of Chicago, which manufactured harvesters and binders, and moved to Chicago. Burrall’s wife Emily was active in women’s social activities, and founded the localE.L.T. Club here.
Source: Frank Passic. Homestead Savings and Loan and the Builders of Albion: One Hundred Years of Service, 1889-1989. Albion, MI: Homestead Savings and Loan Association. 1988.