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Transcribed biography of Mark L. Dickover

MARK L. DICKOVER - Serving as secretary of the Valparaiso Building Loan Fund and Savings Association of Valparaiso, Mark L. Dickover is a native of Porter County's seat of learning. He was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, on December 21, 1869, the son of Charles W. and Mary (Willitts) Dickover of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. To the parents were born three sons and three daughters: Charles Howard; Ford, who died in infancy; Jessie and Maud, both of whom passed away in early life; Mark L.; and Daisy, who is now the wife of Ellsworth Metzner of Valparaiso.

Mark L. Dickover was educated in the Valparaiso schools; he completed the high school course. and then attended Valparaiso University, where he finished the commercial course and also studied law. After leaving school he became assistant postmaster under Col. Mark L. DeMotte, serving for two years; he then became associated with the First National Bank of this city, and after its reorganization as the Valparaiso National Bank he continued in this service, which covered a total period of thirteen years. He then accepted the position as secretary of the Valparaiso State Bank, and on August 1, 1925, he became secretary of the institution with which he is now engaged. He is also a director in the State Bank of Valparaiso.

During the war movements he gave of his very valuable experience to the financial drives in this county, and during this time served as county cashier of Porter County for the Red Cross funds; he was also active in the Liberty Loan campaigns. Another activity is as clerk of the City Waterworks Board of Valparaiso. Mr. Dickover is a member of the Masonic order, being past master of Porter Lodge, high priest of Valparaiso Chapter, and eminent commander of Knights Templar. He served as secretary of all these bodies for a period of fifteen years. He is also deputy grand high priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Indiana, and has attained the thirty-third degree. His other memberships are with the Red Cross Constantine, Royal Order of Scotland, Shrine, Elks, and the Kiwanis Club.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 265-266

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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