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Transcribed biography of Grant Crumpacker

GRANT CRUMPACKER. Among the able and successful members of the Porter county bar, Grant Crumpacker has won undoubted prestige, being a man of scholarly attainments, with a comprehensive knowledge of law. He possesses a natural aptitude for the work of his profession being industrious, earnest, and persistent in the advocacy of his client's cause, and has gained, mayhap, more especial recognition as a corporation and criminal lawyer. A native of Porter county, he was born July 27, 1867, in Washington township, being the youngest of the eight children of Theophilus and Harriet (Emmons) Crumpacker, who moved from their farm to Valparaiso in 1888.

His grandfather, Owen Crumpacker, a native of Virginia, was one of the pioneers of northern Indiana. He came first, in 1834, to Porter county but a year later moved to LaPorte county, where he cleared and improved a farm. Theophilus Crumpacker came with his parents from Virginia to Porter county, Indiana, in 1834, when what is now Valparaiso was then called Porterville. He married in Porter county, Harriet Emmons, who was born in Virginia, and came west with her parents, living first, as a small child, in Cass county, Michigan, from there coming to Porter county, Indiana.

Brought up on the home farm, Grant Crumpacker laid a wise foundation for his professional education in the common schools, and in 1887 was graduated from the classical and scientific departments of the Valparaiso Normal College. He subsequently taught school for two years in Porter county, later continuing for a time as a teacher in Kentucky and in Tennessee. Returning to Valparaiso, Mr. Crumpacker read law in the office of his brother, Hon. E. D. Crumpacker, at the same time attending the Valparaiso College of Law, from which he was graduated with the class of 1894. Admitted to the bar the same year, Mr. Crumpacker formed a partnership with his former tutor, with whom he was associated under the firm name of Crumpacker Brothers until March 4, 1896, when his brother was elected to congress. The succeeding four years Mr. Crumpacker was engaged in his professional labors alone. He has since had as a partner William Daly, and has continued in practice as senior member of the well-known and prosperous firm of Crumpacker & Daly.

This firm has charge of the legal business of several Porter county railways, including the Grand Trunk, the Wabash, the Pere Marquette, the Chesapeake and Ohio, and Monon Railroads. They are likewise attorneys for the Valparaiso Northern Electric Line; the Chicago Mica Company; and for the Valparaiso Electric Company.

An active and intelligent worker in the Republican ranks, Mr. Crumpacker is serving as county attorney and as legal adviser of the county. Fraternally he is a member of Valparaiso Lodge, No. 500, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Mr. Crumpacker married, February 18, 1892, Lottie Wade, who was born in Tennessee, a daughter of William H. and S. J. Wade. Four children have blessed the union of Mr. and Mrs. Crumpacker, namely: Wade, John, Mary A. and Ruth Annette. Wade is a member of the Valparaiso high school class of 1913, John is a member of the class of 1914, and Mary A. is in the seventh grade of city schools.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
Page(s) in Source: 436-437

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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