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Transcribed biography of Lester Cornett


Lester Cornett married the former Marion McKnight October 25, 1946. They are parents of five children:

Terri (1949) is married to Chuck Hardt. They live at the Sands Trailer Court, R.R. #6, Valparaiso. Terri worked for Mike Crampton when he was sheriff and now works as secretary for First Methodist Church in Valparaiso. Chuck is a school teacher and sings in a gospel quartet. They have three children: Tim, 8, Dawn 5 and David 3.

Cathy (1952) lives at home and works in the office of Dunes Volkswagen in Gary.

Ronald (1954) lives at home. He attended Indiana University and now works at Bethlehem Steel.

Cindy (1957) is now going to Huntington College. She worked for Dr. Speckard at the Chesterton School during the summer.

Shirlee (1959) is a junior at Chesterton High School. The other children all graduated from Liberty Township School, then Chesterton after the consolidation of schools. We lived in Hobart where both of us graduated from High School. We moved to Wauhob Lake near Valparaiso in 1962. We still attend 1st Church of the Nazarene in Hobart.

Lester Cornett belongs to carpenter Local 1005 and has been a member of their Union for 30 years. He has worked on jobs which included building Bethlehem Steel, Midwest Steel, Nipsco Cooling Tower at Michigan City, Chesterton High School, and U. S. Steel Expansion. He has been supervisor as a foreman, general foreman and superintendent. He has also done some home construction work throughout the area.

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: 92-93

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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