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Transcribed biography of Martin A. Gregory

MARTIN A. GREGORY - Was born in Lapeer, Michigan, on January 3, 1870, the son of William H. and Alice (Watson) Gregory, the former a native of Mount Upton, Chenango County, New York, and the latter of Lapeer, Michigan. To them were born three children: Martin A.; Carrie G., who was the wife of Charles Elliott, but who passed away in 1918; and Frederick H., of Tampa, Florida. Mr. Gregory was educated in the schools of his native city, and after leaving school in 1889 engaged in the sale and manufacture of the Chautauqua desk with Powers Brothers of Chicago, which later became the organization of Lewis E. Myers & Company, Valparaiso, Indiana. Mr. Gregory has been a member of this company since its organization and incorporation. Martin A. Gregory was united in marriage with Laura, the daughter of Joseph and Carrie M. (Post) Pagin of LaPorte, Indiana, on June 30, 1906. Her great-grandfather, Joseph Pagin, built the first house in LaPorte, Indiana; and her great-great-grandfather, David Pagin, was one of the 133 men commissioned by Governor Patrick Henry of Virginia to serve under George Rogers Clark on his expedition to Vincennes. She is treasurer of the William Henry Harrison Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Valparaiso. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory are the parents of two sons and two daughters: Martin A., who died at the age of seven in 1915; Mary Alice, Laura Elizabeth, and Robert Lewis. Mr. Gregory is a member of the Sons of Union Veterans, the Indiana Society of Sons of the American Revolution, the Chamber of Commerce, the Mathesis Club, and is secretary-treasurer of the Saturday Evening Club, which was organized in 1904 and has a membership limited to twenty men. The club has no constitution or formal mode of procedure. Topics of current interest and other subjects, such as prominent civic questions, are discussed and "settled" before adjournment. The meetings are held bi-weekly at the homes of the members, and the informal discussion is always preceded by a sumptuous dinner.

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: 523-524

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