James and Ruth Cavanaugh, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of James and Ruth Cavanaugh


Ruth and James Cavanaugh were united in marriage at St. Paul's Catholic Church. (One of the first to be married in the new church.)

Ruth came from Boone Grove, a Porter County resident all her life. Jim was born in Lake County and resided there for four years upon moving with his family to Valparaiso to 606 Franklin Street, known as the Christy homeplace to the older people of Valparaiso. The home at 606 Franklin was his grandparents and their parents. The Cavanaugh's are the parents of three children, David Lee 4 years, Richelle Jeanne 2 years and Anthony Jesse 5 months at the time of this writing.

Ruth is active in Democrat party holding various offices and also active in DAR of Valparaiso, formerly holding the position of treasurer. Ruth belongs to the Porter Co. Assoc. for Retarded Citizens and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.

James was locally employed most of his life, a democrat and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.

James Cavanaugh's grandfather was one of the City's first mail carriers. His grandfather was Arthur Burnett Christy.

Jim served in the armed forces and in town is an avid golfer and bowler.

The Cavanaugh home was recently the scene of a wedding of Mrs. Cavanaugh's brother in 1971.

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.
Page(s) in Source: 88

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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