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Transcribed biography of Byron H. Kinne

BYRON H. KINNE was born near Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, the son of Sylvester and Freelove (Harger) Kinne, the former of whom was born in Iowa, the son of Luke and Emeline (Stone) Kinne, and the latter being a native of the vicinity of Noblesville, Indiana. Luke Kinne was a native of New York, while his wife was born in Boston. Sylvester Kinne was one of ten children born to his parents. To the parents of our subject were born five sons: Wycliffe, Roland, Arthur, Glenn, and Byron.

Mr. Kinne was educated in the high schools of this community, attended Valparaiso University, and subsequently taught school in Portage and Union Township. He served as deputy county auditor under C. A. Blachly, and prior to that he had served as deputy circuit cleark of Porter County under Charles Pierce. In 1918 he was elected to the position of auditor of this county, and in 1922 was reelected. He has been a positive force in the republican party, serving as secretary of the county committee in 1912, 1914, and 1918. In 1926, due to his widely recognized ability in political life in this community, he was chosen as chairman of the Republican County Committee. Mr. Kinne is also chairman of the Board of Directors of the Valparaiso Building Loan Fund and Savings Association.

Mr. Kinne was united in marriage with Blanche, daughter of David and Rebecca (Case) Topper, an August 15, 1906. Mrs. Kinne is graduate of Westville High School, and prior to her marriage was associated with J. A. McConahy in a retail book store. To this union were born Ruth Lorraine, a student in Valparaiso High School, and Robert, who is also attending the local schools. Mr. Kinne is a member of the K. of P., Masonic bodies of Valparaiso, and the Chamber of Commerce.

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: 190-191

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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