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Among the people of Chatham County he was known as â€œIke,â€ a self-made man, loyal to his neighbors and his community. To the world he was known as Captain Isaac Edward Emerson, the inventor of Bromo-Seltzer, founder of the Emerson Drug Company, builder of the Emerson Hotel, veteran of the Spanish-American War, noted yachtsman, fancier of automobiles, lavish entertainer, and philanthropist.