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Transcribed biography of Iden


The Iden family moved to Valparaiso in 1934 with the idea that their daughters might attend Valparaiso University when they were old enough. Mr. Iden graduated from the University in 1917. Another reason for moving to Valparaiso was the fact that Mr. Iden was a Pennsylvania Railroad employee in Chicago and thus he had transportation to Chicago.

The daughters, Gladis and Ruth, attended school at the Gardener School, Central School, and graduated from Valparaiso High School. After graduation from high school they both started working for the Pennsylvania Railroad at the Polk Street freight house and when the New York Central and the Pennsylvania became the Penn Central Railroad, the girls were transferred to the Union Station in Chicago and are still employed there.

Mr. Iden died in 1960 but the girls and their mother still live in Valparaiso. Ruth enrolled in night school at the university three years ago but had to quit because of illness. Mrs. Iden is an active member of the Valparaiso Women's Club.

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.
Page(s) in Source: 125

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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