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Transcribed biography of Thomas S. Casbon


Sylvester Casbon, father of Charles A., Lawrence A., Thomas S., Charles P. and George N. was born in the village of Maldreth, ten miles from the University town of Cambridge, England. When a young boy his parents and family left England in a Canadian boat Parkfield in February arriving at the Banks and sailed up the St. Lawrence River. At Niagara they transferred to horse cars then in use. From Buffalo they took another boat to Cleveland, Ohio, arriving in the month of May. After several years they moved to Porter County, Indiana.

Thomas S. Casbon, a progressive farmer near Deep River, Lake County married Miss Ella A. Downs of Hebron. From this union was born three children. M. Ruth, Hugh S. and George P. In 1910 Mr. Casbon and family moved to a farm near Valparaiso and a few years later moved to a large farm near Burdick.

The Casbon family was active members of the Christian Church in Deep River and Burdick. By his thriftiness Mr. Casbon became the owner of a large farm in Union Township. Until his retirement in 1916 he was counted among the ablest of Porter County farmers. The family moved to Valparaiso where they enjoyed the comforts of city life in their home on Monroe Street and their cottage at Bass Lake, Stark County, Indiana. Mr. Casbon joined Chequeuk Lodge #56 and Canton #27 Patriarchs Militant, branches of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mrs. Casbon was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Canton #27, Patriarchs Militant, a member and Past Oracle of Camp 3122 Royal Neighbors of America, and secretary of the Indiana Department Auxiliary Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Mrs. Casbon passed away November 29, 1936 and Mr. Casbon March 16, 1956. Their daughter Mabel Ruth is retired and resides at the home on Monroe Street, Hugh S. passed away at the age of 29, leaving a son and daughter. George P. is retired and lives in Gary on Ash Avenue. He and his wife are parents of three children.

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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