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Transcribed biography of Carroll W. Aylesworth

CARROLL W. AYLESWORTH was born in Hebron, Indiana, on September 1, 1900, the son of Clarence and Grace (Wells) Aylesworth, both of whom were natives of Porter County, Indiana. The paternal grandparents were John and Eliza Aylesworth, who also were residents of Porter County. The maternal grandparents were John Q. and Hattie Wells. To Clarence and Grace Aylesworth were born four children: Carroll, Howard, Marguerite and Ida.

Carroll W. Aylesworth received his early education at the little village of Aylesworth, which was named for the family, and also attended Hebron and Valparaiso High Schools and Valparaiso University. After leaving the university he went to Detroit, Michigan, and here enlisted on October 2, 1918, in the Marine Corps, he being at that time eighteen years of age. In common with most recruits he was sent to Paris Island, South Carolina, and then to Quantico, Virginia, where he received intensive training in gas and bomb technique. He was later transferred to the transportation department and eventually was assigned to Company Thirteen, Tenth Regiment, remaining with this contingent until he was mustered out on September 9, 1919.

Returning to Valparaiso he became associated with the "Messenger," a daily paper, and remained in this position until September 20, 1921, at which time he accepted a position as instructor of printing at the State College at Brookings, South Dakota. On the termination of these duties he again entered the service of the "Messenger" of Valparaiso, after which he became associated with J. Lowenstine and Sons as floor manager. This service continued until January, 1926, when he formed a partnership with M. D. Silvey under the firm name of Silvey-Aylesworth Company, which has met with splendid success here. Mr. Aylesworth is a member of the Masonic order, Elks, Chamber of Commerce and the Ata Beta Pi, a college fraternity.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 223-224

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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