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Transcribed biography of Joseph L. Doyle

JOSEPH L. DOYLE was born at Hebron, Porter County, Indiana, on September 19, 1863, the son of William Harrison and Mary (Hildreth) Doyle, both of whom were natives of Virginia and who settled in Porter County about 1840. To them were born thirteen children, of whom our subject was the twelfth in order of birth. The family consisted of four sons and nine daughters, of whom four are now living.

Joseph L. Doyle was educated in the schools of Hebron, and on the completion of his education he became a barber in that city. He continued in that service until his removal in 1886 to Valparaiso. Here he opened a shop at the corner of Main and Washington streets.

In 1896 he was the democratic candidate for the office of county recorder, but with the rest of his ticket met defeat, although receiving a very fine vote. His political service is of the militant variety, he having at all times been one of the active workers in the democratic party. While he has never had any selfish ends to serve, he could always be found ready to dedicate time and means to the best interest of his political persuasion; however, on several occasions he has been drafted as a nominee for office, and in May, 1926, he received the nomination for trustee of Center Township, Porter County.

His service during the war was as a member of the draft board, and in this connection he was especial value, serving as secretary and chief clerk of the board of Porter County. These services continued throughout the period of the war, and were of such recognized worth that he received official compliments and also earned the fine regard of his fellow citizens.

Mr. Doyle was united in marriage with Hattie B. Paramore, daughter of Doctor and Mrs. Paramore of Valparaiso; to this union was born a son, Harry C., who is now a practicing dentist in Chicago. His marriage was to Lu Cartha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Pierce of Valparaiso; they are the parents of two children, Robert Pierce and Doris Ann. Mr. Joseph Doyle is a member of the Elks, and his religious affiliation is with the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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: 245-246

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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