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Transcribed biography of Walter H. Coburn


Name -- Walter H. Coburn. Wife, Harriett (VanDeventer) Coburn, came to Porter County as pastor of the Boone Grove Christian Church. Retired Jan. 1, 1961. In 1961 removed to residence purchased in 1958 on Co. Rd. 450S, in Hurlburt, a former town on the Erie Laskawana R.R. Born, 1895. St. Joe, Ind.

Walter / Educated in public schools of DeKalb, Co., Ind. Grad. Spencerville H.S. 1914. Drake U., Des Moines, la. 1922, Bachelor of Sacred Literature, Phillips U., Enid, Okla., 1930, A.B., Christian Theological Seminary, 1948, Bachelor of Divinity, 1949. Butler University Graduate School.

Harriett, Born Mound City, Mo. 1922. Educated schools in Mound City, Wray, Colo., Graduated Perham H.S. 1918. College, Drake U., Des Moines, la. and Phillips U., Enid, Okla. For many years was active in Religious Education work in Disciple of Christ churches and others. Was ordained in 1943 and acted as pastor of church, Rich Valley Christian Church --now Northview Christian, Kokomo, Ind. Six children, a foster daughter, Annamae (Level) Adams, Barquisemento, Venezuela, S. A.; Walter V., Olathe, Kansas; Edver W., Plymouth, Ind., J. Franklin, Yakima, Wash.; F. Marion Port of Spain, Trinidad, W. I.; Audrey J., Chesterton, Ind.

Hobbies wife and I: Camping, gardening, fishing. Harriett, Crochet; self: Hooked rugs and embroidery. Fill pulpit in area for ministers absent. Otherwise retired.

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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