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Transcribed biography of Grant Daniels


Tassinong -- Porter County Indiana was the birthplace of Grant Daniels born August 24, 1901 the son of Milan and Susan (Stanley) Daniels. His parents spent most of their married life in Lake and Porter counties. Grant was one of five children born to them. Glenn and Florence who died quite young. Melissa was married to Edward Anderson and Blanche who married Dewey Anderson. All were farmers and all are now deceased.

In May 25, 1926 Grant was married to Ruby Maxwell, daughter of Lenzo and Louisa (Weiler) Maxwell of Porter Township (near Porter Crossroads).

They began their married life in Leroy (Lake County) where he was employed with a contractor. But being a farmer at heart they soon moved to a farm which they rented for three years. Upon the death of Mrs. Daniel's father they purchased the homestead where she was born and which had been in her mothers (Weiler) family for two generations. They still reside there. They have one daughter. Doris Jean was born April 23, 1927. She attended school at Boone Grove for 12 years and Purdue University for one year. She is now married to Eugene W. Saunders a native of Valparaiso, and with their 2 children, Janice Lynn, 16 and Darrell Grant 15, live in New Jersey. Both children attend high school and Eugene is a chemist for Citgo Oil Company in Cranberry, N.J.

Besides farming and driving school buses for 34 years Grant served as Trustee of Porter Township for 8 years 1959-1966. Under his leadership there were two additions built to the Boone Grove school. Due to ill health he retired and rented the farming land to a neighbor, but continues to live in the homestead.

The Daniels have been members of the Salem United Methodist Church for many years. They continue to attend and support it as well as other community activities.

Mr. Daniels parents and grandparents were all natives of Indiana. Mrs. Daniels maternal grandparents came to America from Wuertemburg, Germany and settled in Porter Township where they later attained a farm and her paternal grandmother came from Pennsylvania. Her grandfather George Maxwell served in the Civil War, Co. B 151 Infantry. He died at an early age from the wounds received in that war.

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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