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Transcribed biography of Able


Submitted by: Olga R. Able (Mrs. E. W.)

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, graduating from Arsenal Technical High School, Class of 1918. Employed in Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library, Indiana Division. Married Edward William Able, June 16, 1928 and moved to Chicago when Mr. Able was employed in the Accounting Department of the Pennsylvania Railroad until his death in 1951. In September 1929 moved to Valparaiso for a better place to raise our family, Charles Edward Able and Warren Frederick Able. Became members of First Presbyterian Church, Valparaiso in 1930 where both taught Sunday School for many years and Mr. Able was an Elder. Both boys attended all activities of the Youth Fellowship and participated in church summer camps, also Boy Scouts. Charles graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1948 and from James Millikin University in 1956, after serving four years in the U. S. Air Force. He is married to the former Lynda Maier of Aurora, III., and they are presently living in St. Paul, Minn. where he is Assistant to the Vice President of Operations, Burlington Northern Railroad. Warren graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1949 and from Purdue University in 1953 with a Commission in the U. S. Air Force, serving two years on active duty. He is married to the former Patricia Madden of Beaverton, Ore. and they are presently living in Enfield, Conn. where he is a Project Engineer for Pratt-Whitney Aircraft. They have two sons, Edward Christopher, entering the University of Conn. this year, and John Frederick who will be a senior in high school. Olga was employed as Church Secretary, First Presbyterian Church from 1951 to 1961. Since that time until the present she is employed as office secretary at National Construction Corp. She is a member of Porter Memorial Hospital Guild, working as Play Lady since 1965. We never regretted our move to Valparaiso, and I still think it is a wonderful place to call "home".

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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