FRANK EDWARDS. The Edwards family were early settlers in Franklin Township, Putnam County, where several generations of the name have lived, people of industry and highly respected qualities as citizens.

A representative of this family is Frank Edwards, the merchant at Bainbridge, Putnam County. He was born in Franklin Township, December 9, 1874. His father, James Edwards, was born in the same township in 1837 and spent his active life as a farmer. He died in February, 1910. James Edwards married Elizabeth Ann Hale, who was born in Putnam County and died in 1909. They had five children: Alice, wife of Lee A. Kars, of Coatsville, Indiana; Albert, of Indianapolis; Russell, who died in July, 1929; Frank; and Ina, wife of Harvey Black, of Indianapolis.

Frank Edwards grew up on a farm and attended public schools in Putnam Township. After leaving school he followed farming as an occupation for ten years. For five years he was in business at Bainbridge as a hardware merchant. He left that to become cashier of the local bank, which received his full energies during the next five years. Since then he has been a general merchant, and has a store which is extensively patronized from all over this section of Putnam County.

Mr. Edwards is also township trustee, having been elected to that office in 1927. He is a democrat in politics, is a Royal Arch Mason and member of the Modern Woodmen of America. On February 22, 1894, he married Daisy Prather. They have four children. The daughter Crystal is the wife of Geddes Priest, of Bainbridge, and has two children, Louis, born in 1918, and Vivian, born in 1920. Ruby is the wife of Raymond Galbreath, and their two children are Betty F., born in 1919, and John, born in 1924. James married Mildred Brody and lives at Bainbridge. Frank, unmarried, is a resident of Michigan.

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By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931


REV. FRED C. ROTHERMEL is a scholarly and hard working representative of the Catholic Church in Indiana, and his labors have identified him with several communities in the northern part of the state prior to coming to Kentland, where he has taken up his labors as priest of the parish with an enthusiasm that promises important results.

He was born at Logansport, Indiana, March 7, 1889. His father, Joseph C. Rothermel, was born in Phillipsburg, Baden, Germany, December 28, 1864, and came to this country when a young man. The mother was Anna Goltz, who came from Kolmar, formerly in Prussia to the United States when a young girl. There were three children, Rev. Fred C., being the oldest of five children, two deceased. Otto J., a machinist living at Columbus, Ohio, married Maria Rose and has two children: Edward., who is in business at Logansport; married Nellie Sales, who was born at Delphi, Indiana, and they have four children.

Rev. Fred C. Rothermel was educated at St. Joseph parochial school of Logansport and took his classical and theological training in St. Meinrad Seminary, Spencer County, Indiana. He was ordained to the priesthood at Fort Wayne, June 16, 1916. His first assignment of duty was at Michigan City, where he remained six years, and during that time he acted as Catholic chaplain to the state penitentiary. Leaving Michigan City, he was for three . years assistant pastor of St. Marys Church, Crown Point, and then four years pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Reynolds, Indiana.

On February 3, 1930, he took up his work at Kentland. Father Rothermel is a fourth degree Knight of Columbus and is vice president of the Kentland Lions Club.

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INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 5
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931


LOUIS G. SPRADLEY, M. D., has won success and prestige that distinctly indicate him as one of the skilled and popular physicians and surgeons of his native county, and at Boonville, judicial center of Warrick County, he is associated in active general practice with his elder brother, Dr. Norman M. Spradley, in whose personal sketch on other pages of this publication are given such adequate data concerning the family history as to make unnecessary any further review of the same in the present connection.

Dr. Louis G. Spradley was born on the old home farm in Warrick County, March 18, 1871. His boyhood and youth were marked by due participation in the activities of the farm and by consistent application to study in the public schools, including the high school. In the City of Louisville, Kentucky, he found excellent medium for fitting himself for the exacting profession of his choice, and there he was graduated in the Louisville Medical College as a member of the class of 1893. His reception of the degree of Doctor of Medicine was followed by his return to his native county, where he was engaged in practice at Selvin several years. He next gave twenty years to effective professional activity at Tennyson, this county, and during the ensuing six years he had his professional headquarters at Chrisney, Spencer County. In the winter of 1928-29 he returned to Warrick County and entered, into a professional partnership with his older brother, Dr. Norman M. Spradley, at Boonville, the county seat, where they control a substantial. and representative general practice, in which they prove specially effective coadjutors.

Dr. Louis G. Spradley has active membership in the Warrick County Medical Society and the Indiana State Medical Society, his political alignment is in the ranks of the Democratic party, and he is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

At Selvin, this county, on the 3rd of July, 1894, Doctor Spradley was united in marriage to Miss Laura E. Gentry, daughter of Timothy and Belle (McKinley) Gentry, both of whom were born at Boonville, Timothy Gentry having been prominent as a farmer and as a hotel man in his native county and having served as county commissioner. Leta, eldest of the children of Doctor and Mrs. Spradley, is the wife of Ralph Davis, a skilled mechanic. They reside at DeGonia Springs, Warrick County, and their two children are Russell and June. Thelma is the wife of Earl G. Phillips, who is employed in connection with the Government postoffice service in the City of Chicago, and their one child is a daughter, Jean. Fay, youngest of the children, remains at the parental home and is (1929) a student in the high school of Boonville.

INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 5
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931


EDD B. WETHEROW, superintendent of schools at La Porte, has enjoyed his work in the educational field since early manhood. He has a high standing among Indiana educators, particularly in the northern counties, which. have been the scene of his work.

Mr. Wetherow was born in Preble County, Ohio, May 8, 1878, son of Harvey and Sarah Ann (Harvey) Wetherow. His father was born and reared in Grant County, Indiana, attended school there and followed farming as his occupation. He married September 29, 1875, and then moved to Ohio, where he was engaged in farming until his death. His wife was born in Preble County, Ohio, but was reared in Howard County, Indiana, where her parents owned a farm of 300 acres. She was one of nine children. Harvey Wetherow died November 19, 1887, and was buried at Concord, in Preble County, Ohio. After his death his widow lived in Union County, Indiana, for three years, and then in Howard County. She was married, December 19, 1895, to George H. Pormen, and the one son of this marriage is Russel Pormen. Mrs. Pormen passed away March 15, 1931, at Gaston, Indiana, and is buried at Converse.

Edd B. Wetherow, the only child of his mother's first marriage, attended public schools in Preble County, Ohio, in Union County, and in Howard County, Indiana. He graduated from the Converse High School in 1899. His training for his educational work was obtained in Indiana University, Columbia University and the University of Chicago. Mr. Wetherow for eight years taught school in Miami County, three years at Deedsville and five years at Converse, where during four years of the time he was principal of the high school. On June 7, 1907, he was elected county superintendent of schools of Miami County and held that office for two terms, ten years. On August 1, 1917, he became city superintendent of schools at Peru. On August 1, 1919, he was appointed state school inspector, by Mr. L. N. Hines, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. He resigned on August 1, 1922, to accept the position of superintendent of city schools at La Porte.

Mr. Wetherow is a member of the North Central Indiana Teachers Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, is a life member of the National Education Association, and for several years has been a member of the International Relations Committee of the National Education Association in the World Federation of Education Associations. He is a member of the Indiana Schoolmen's Club. He belongs to Excelsior Lodge No. 41, F. and A. M., Converse Lodge of the Knights of Pythias, the Kiwanis Club, the Pi Gamma Mu fraternity, the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity, is a Republican, and an elder in the Christian Church.

Mr. Wetherow married at Indianapolis, June 26, 1921, Miss Maude Parkhurst, daughter of John W. and Ella (Blizzard) Parkhurst. Her father spent many years in the manufacturing business in making elevators in Indianapolis and Peru, and in making refrigerators in Peru and Richmond. Recently his home has been in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Wetherow attended grammar and high school at Indianapolis. She is a graduate of the Metropolitan School of Music in that city. She studied voice in Italy. She is a gifted musician, and has afforded a great deal of pleasure through her lovely soprano voice. She was music supervisor in the schools of Peru and for several years supervisor of music in the public schools of La Porte. Mrs. Wetherow is a member of the Christian Science Church.

INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 5
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931


WILLIAM GLADDEN is an Indiana farmer and stock man who has spent practically all his life in Lauramie Township, Tippecanoe County, where he was born March 10, 1865.

Gladden is an old and honored family name in Tippecanoe County. Mr. Gladden is a son of Richard and Fannie (Ellis) Gladden. His ancestors came from Leeds, England, settling in Virginia, and one of them was a soldier in the War of the Revolution. His grandfather, Richard Gladden, Sr., was a native of Virginia, moved to Montgomery County, Ohio, where he married, and subsequently lived in Preble County, and from there came to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, settling in Lauramie Township. He served as a justice of the peace while in Ohio and was a member of the Dunkard Church. William Gladden's father, Richard Gladden, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, February 1, 1818. When he was seventeen years of age he took over the work of the home farm and was an industrious and highly respected citizen of Tippecanoe County for many years. He was a Whig in politics, cast his first vote for William Henry Harrison and later was a Republican.

William Gladden acquired his education at the Oak Grove School in Lauramie Township, and at an early age was trained to all the labors of the farm. At the age of nineteen he inherited from his father eighty acres of land, one mile west of Gladdens corner. When he was twenty-five he had accumulated enough to make his first purchase comprising forty acres. Some years later he purchased 200 acres, and now owns 320 acres, devoted to general farming purposes. He is a member of the Farm Bureau.

On December 24, 1890, Mr. Gladden was married to Willetta Mahoy, daughter of William and Mary (Horn) Mahoy, and of an Ohio family. To this union one child, Edith G., was born, December 25, 1891. She was married to Merle H. Skinner on July 10, 1911, and four children have graced this union: E. Gladden, Max E., William A. and Byron D. Mr. and Mrs. Gladden lived on the farm until 1912, when they moved to Stockwell, since making that their home. Mrs. Gladden is a member of the Methodist Church, being active in all phases of church work. Mr. Gladden is liberal in his religious views but holding membership in no religious organization. In politics he is a stalwart Republican, but has never been an office seeker. The home life of Mr. Gladden is ideal and his own firesides to him the dearest spot on earth. He is greatly devoted to his grandchildren, and he counts no personal sacrifice too great that will enhance their happiness.

INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 5
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931


ALBERT J. HENRY is one of Michigan City's oldest business men. His associations with the lumber business there cover a period of nearly half a century. He was the founder of the Henry Lumber Company, one of the largest organizations of its kind in LaPorte County. Many years ago he served as sheriff of the county.

Mr. Henry was born at Pine Station, Pennsylvania, January 5, 1852, son of Thomas and Eliza (Shaner) Henry. Both parents were natives of Pennsylvania, his father was a farmer, and they are buried at Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Their children were: Margaret, wife of H. T. Kessler, of Jersey Shore; Albert J.; Flora and Sada, deceased; Cordelia, wife of Walter Thompson, of Kankakee, Illinois; and Harry W., deceased, who was a farmer and nurseryman at LaPorte and always active in farmers institute work, and his widow still lives at LaPorte and is the mother of Dan J. Henry, an attorney at Twin Falls, Idaho, and of a daughter, Marie Henry.

Albert J. Henry was educated in public schools at Pine Station and Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, and in early youth came west to Michigan. For ten years he was with Jonathan Boyce, in the lumber business at White Cloud, Michigan, and in 1882 was sent to Michigan City to manage the branch plant of the Boyce Lumber Company. In 1892 Mr. Henry bought out the Boyce interests, and for forty years has been in business for himself. The Henry Lumber Company has extensive yards and offices at the east end of the Sixth Street bridge. A force of from fifteen to twenty employees are on the payroll of the company. They handle all kinds of lumber and building materials, have a mill for the manufacture of sash and door and interior trim, and the business is a supply point for a large territory bounding Michigan City. In addition to being president of this company Mr. Henry is vice president of the Michigan City Trust & Savings Bank.

He has always been a staunch Republican in politics and was elected sheriff of LaPorte County in 1892. In Masonry he is affiliated with Acme Lodge No. 83, A. F. and A. M., Michigan City Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, the Council and Knights Templar Commandery, the Scottish Rite Consistory at Indianapolis. He is a charter member of the Rotary Club and is senior warden of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Mr. Henry married at Michigan City Miss Emma Frehse, daughter of Charles and Wilhelmina (Westphal) Frehse. Her parents were born and reared in Germany and the Westphal family were early settlers in LaPorte County. Her father was one of the early tailors of Michigan City. Both her parents are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Henry attended school at Michigan City, was a worker in the Trinity Episcopal Church and was worthy matron of the Eastern Star Chapter. She died in October, 1926, and is buried in Greenwood. There were two sons. Charles Lloyd Henry, born September 10, 1892, attended high school at Michigan City and was graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1917. He spent eighteen months in France with the Twentieth Engineers during the World war, holding the rank of sergeant. Since the war he has been associated with his father and brother in the lumber business and is vice president of the company. He is also president of the Michigan City Auto Finance Company, is a member of the Masonic fraternity, B. P. O. Elks, Lions Club, and the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. His first wife was Phyllis DeVoe, of Freeport, Illinois, who died, leaving two children, Phyllis and Thomas Lloyd. His second wife was Gertrude Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Robinson, of Michigan City.

Albert J. Henry, Jr., was born at Michigan City July 13, 1894. He graduated from the local high school in 1913 and from the University of Wisconsin in 1917, and since 1918 has been with the Henry Lumber Company, of which he is secretary and treasurer. He is also a director of the People's Loan & Mortgage Company and has many active interests that identify him prominently with the civic affairs of his community.

While in Wisconsin University he was an Alpha Sigma Phi. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, B. P. O. Elks, Pottawattamie Country Club and the Trinity Episcopal Church. In politics he votes independently.

Albert J. Henry, Jr., married in Michigan City, June 2, 1920, Miss Mildred Isabel Riley, daughter of John J. and Harriet (Fleming) Riley. Her father until he retired a few years ago was in the glove manufacturing business at Michigan City. Her mother died in 1921 and is buried in the Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Albert J. Henry, Jr., graduated from the Michigan City High School in 1916. He is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and is interested in Red Cross and child welfare work. They have two children, Albert J. III and Harriet Lois, both in school at Michigan City.

INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 5
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931


ROBERT TRAVIS WILSON, who since 1926 has succeeded in establishing himself in a valuable law practice in his native community of Michigan City, was born there July 10, 1903.

His father is Dr. LeRoy Wilson, prominent Michigan City physician and surgeon. Doctor Wilson was born in Ohio, in 1874, and his mother now lives at Michigan City, at the age of eighty-one. He spent three years in the University of Michigan and while there was a member or the university baseball team. In 1899 he was graduated in medicine from the University of Illinois and for over thirty years has been a leader in his profession at Michigan City. About 1920 he and associates established the Michigan City Clinic. He is a member of the LaPorte County, Indiana State and American Medical Associations, the B. P. O. Elks, Rotary Club, and the First Presbyterian Church. Doctor Wilson married Harriet Travis, who is active in the League of Women Voters and the Woman's Study Club. Her father, Curtis Travis, was a prominent farmer and land owner near LaPorte, where at one time he owned five or six sections of land. His brother altered the spelling of the family name to Travers and was the founder of Traverse City, Michigan.

Robert T. Wilson, only child of his parents, attended public schools at Michigan City, the Culver Military Academy of Indiana, also Northwestern Military Academy; and was graduated from high school in 1921. During the period of the World war he was in the Reserve Officers Training Corps in the training camp of Northwestern University at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, so that he had completed his training for a commission at the time the war ended. Mr. Wilson spent two years in Ohio Wesleyan University and in 1926 was graduated from the law department of Indiana University and admitted to the bar the same year. He has since been admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court. His law offices are at 622 Franklin Street. He is a member of the Michigan City, LaPorte County and Indiana State Bar Associations and has served as special city judge and as special deputy prosecutor. He is secretary of the Kanney System, Inc., a director of the Cushman Bond & Mortgage Company of Michigan City and Chicago.

Mr. Wilson enjoys a number of contacts with local organizations. He is vice president of the Lions Club, a member of the B. P. O. Elks, Pottawatamie Country Club, Chamber of Commerce, and is a Republican. He is a Delta Tau Delta and while in Indiana University was one of the pitchers on the baseball squad and a member of the class football squad, and was vice president of his class. He is active in Y. M. C. A. work and his favorite sports are fishing and golf.

Mr. Wilson married at LaPorte, June 24, 1926, Miss Geneva Lutman, daughter of William H. and Elizabeth Lutman. Her father owns a monument business in LaPorte and is a past master of the Masonic Lodge there, and her mother was worthy matron of the Eastern Star in 1931. Mrs. Wilson graduated from the LaPorte High School. She is a member of the Baptist Church, the Eastern Star and the Woman's Club. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have one son, Robert Gene Wilson, born March 24, 1927.

INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 5
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931


BYRON HUMMER, prominent Michigan City undertaker, has had many years of successful experience in that line of work, having started it soon after leaving school.

Mr. Hummer was born in St. Joseph County, Indiana, August 26, 1881. The Hummer family were pioneers of Northern Indiana. His grandfather, Washington Hummer, came to St. Joseph County from Ohio, and it was his part to clear up and develop one of the early homesteads in St. Joseph County. Both he and his wife are buried in the Sumption Prairie Cemetery in that county. Byron Hummer's parents were William and Aldretta (Rupe) Hummer. His father was born in St. Joseph County, in March, 1843, attended the schools of the early days and spent his active life as a farmer and stock raiser. He died in September, 1921, at the age of seventy-eight, and is buried at Sumption Prairie. His widow, Aldretta Rupe, is now eighty and still lives at the old home farm. She was also born and reared in St. Joseph County, and is a devout Methodist. Of her four children one died in infancy. The others are: Arthur B., a farmer at the home place; Elbert, also a farmer in St., Joseph County; and Byron.

Byron Hummer attended school in St. Joseph County, including the high school at Walkerton. After leaving school he spent four years with his uncle, H. A. Yerrick, in the furniture and undertaking business at Walkerton. From there he went to South Bend and for two years was with the undertaking firm of N. L. Jones. Mr. Hummer has been a resident of Michigan City since 1906. He was associated in the undertaking business with A. F. Earl until 1927, in which year he established a business of his own. At 716 Washington Street he has a well appointed funeral home, and he has labored through many years to build up and develop a very careful service and has assembled all modern equipment.

Mr. Hummer is affiliated with Acme Lodge No. 83, A. F. and A. M., the B. P. O. Elks, Loyal Order of Moose, and for several years was active in the Rotary Club. He votes as an independent.

Mr. Hummer married at St. Joseph, Michigan, May 18, 1923, Miss Zoe Shear, daughter of Rev. Charles B. and Antoinette (Smith) Shear. Her father gave his active life to the ministry of the Congregational Church.. He was a graduate of Oberlin College, Ohio, and labored in several important pastorates, including Lansing, Michigan, Bowling Green, Ohio, Marietta, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mrs. Shear was a graduate of Hillsdale College of Michigan and was a schoolmate of Will Carleton, famous poet. Rev. Mr. Shear passed away in 1905, surviving his wife several years, and both are buried at Hudson, Michigan. Mrs. Hummer attended grammar and high school at Grand Rapids. For several years she was in the millinery business and has charge of the office detail in the Hummer Undertaking Company.

INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 5
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931


EDWARD JOHN HEISE, city clerk of Michigan City, is a veteran public official of the community, and in his present office he has served an aggregate of over twenty years.

Mr. Heise was born at Michigan City, October 9, 1874, a member of a substantial family that has been identified with this community for nearly eighty years. His grandfather, Charles Heise, brought his family from Germany about 1854 and settled at Michigan City. He and his wife are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery there. Edward J. Heise is a son of Henry G. and Rebecca S. (Freeman) Heise. Henry G. Heise was born in Germany, in 1848, and was about six years of age when brought to America. He was reared and educated in Michigan City. For some years he was in the fishing industry, served as city marshal, and was at one time bridge operator at Franklin Street. He was a leader in the Democratic party. He died in 1917, at the age of sixty-eight, and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. His wife, Rebecca Freeman, was born and reared in Michigan City, and has been an active worker in the First Methodist Episcopal Church for many years. One of her brothers was a soldier in the Civil war and many of her uncles were also in the war. She is now eighty-five years of age. For a number of years she has been color bearer in the Woman's Relief Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic. Of her eight children two died in infancy, and the others are: Henry A., of Michigan City; Fred C., of Michigan City; George F., of LaPorte; Edward John; Loula, Mrs. George A. Lewis, of Michigan City; and Pearl, Mrs. Ralph Hartley, of Michigan City.

Edward John Heise was educated in the grammar and high schools at Michigan City and attended Compton's Business College. For some time he did the work of a public stenographer. It was in 1898 that he was first elected to the office of city clerk, being then twenty-three years of age. He served continuously for sixteen years, from 1898 to 1914. Following that he was collector of water rents for the city, then was appointed to the office of township trustee and later elected to the same office, serving a term of four years, until 1924. On January 1, 1924, he was appointed city clerk, and in the fall of 1929 was elected to that office by popular vote.

Mr. Heise has been active in Chamber of Commerce work. He is a Republican in politics, a member of the B. P. O. Elks, Junior Order United American Mechanics, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Loyal Order of Moose. For a number of years he has acted as financial secretary for the First Methodist Episcopal Church. His recreation is motoring.

Mr. Heise married at Benton Harbor, Michigan, January 8,1906, Miss Emma G. Voitel, of New Buffalo, Michigan, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Crone) Voitel. Her father in early years was an employee of the Michigan Central railway and is a retired farmer and stock man at New Buffalo. Her mother died in 1921 and is buried at New Buffalo. Mrs. Heise attended the grammar and high school there. Her chief interest has been in her home and family. She is a member of the Methodist Church, the Rebekahs and the Woman's Relief Corps. The three children of Mr. and Mrs. Heise are Edward John, Jr., Ruth Lillie and Elizabeth (Betty). The son Edward graduated from the Michigan City High School in 1927. He is a talented musician, a performer on the saxaphone and piano. The daughter Ruth was also educated in the public schools, has given much attention to her music and is the pianist for the Sunday School of the First Methodist Church and for the Rebekah Lodge, in which she holds the highest chair. The youngest child is attending public school.

INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 5
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931


HON. ANDREW J. HICKEY, who represented the Thirteenth Indiana District in Congress from 1919 to 1931, is a prominent member of the LaPorte bar.

He was born in Orleans County, New York, August 27, 1872, son of John and Jane (Gould) Hickey. His father was an engineer, contractor and builder, and died in 1918, at the age of eighty-eight. His mother was born in Connecticut and died in November, 1917, at the age of eighty-one. Both parents are buried at Buffalo, New York. There were four children: Martha A., Jennie G., Andrew J. and William J. Both sons are attorneys, William being a resident of Buffalo.

Andrew J. Hickey attended school in Buffalo, spent two years in college at; Rochester, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1896. In 1897 he located at LaPorte, which has been the home and the scene of his successful professional career for over a third of a century. He served as county attorney, and in 1918 was elected to Congress, where he served six successive terms. He is now senior member of the law firm of Hickey & Dilworth, with offices in the First National Bank Building. He is a member of the LaPorte County and Indiana State Bar Associations, is a Knight Templar Mason and Shriner, member of the Elks, Odd Fellows, Woodmen of the World, Kiwanis Club and the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Hickey is unmarried.

INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 5
By Charles Roll, A.M.
The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931


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