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Encyclopedia of Rumrunners and Speakeasies: Freeport During Prohibition: E

Edwards, Elvin N.

Elvin N. Edwards (1881-1946) was a Nassau County district attorney during the Prohibition years.  He was elected to this office in 1926.  Edwards lived in Freeport.


"Elvin N. Edwards, Ex-Nassau DA, Dies." Newsday. July 16, 1946, 1.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, August 22, 2019.

Edna Brown

Edna Brown was the name of a sloop from Philadelphia which was captained by Marc Jensen.  The Edna Brown was captured with 150 cases of liquor onboard in Freeport.


"Sloop Seized with 150 Cases of Liquor Aboard." The Washington Herald. December 4, 1922, 3. Accessed September 8, 2018.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, August 22, 2019.

Ebbets, Harry S.

Harry S. Ebbets managed one of the first liquor stores in Freeport issued a license by the Nassau County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board after the repeal of Prohibition.  His store was located at 10 West Merrick Road (sometimes listed at 10a West Merrick Road).


"80 Permits Given to Sell In Nassau." The Nassau Daily Review. December 6, 1933, 1.  Accessed August 21, 2019.

Harry Ebbets [advertisement]. The Nassau Daily Review. December 28, 1933, 13. Accessed August 22, 2019.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, August 22, 2019.

Elkington, W. H.

W. H. Elkington, of Long Beach, spent a night in the Freeport jail in 1924 before being sent to Brooklyn for arraignment after being arrested in Baldwin for selling and possessing liquor.


"Federal Prisoners Held for Volstead Violation." The Daily Review. October 20, 1924, 1. Accessed December 23, 2019.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, December 23, 2019.