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Transcribed biography of John W. Ludington


John W. Ludington, son of Ross and Blanche (Rigg) Ludington was born Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ludington August 9, 1913 north of Boone Grove, Indiana. He later moved with his parents and family to a farm south of Boone Grove, Indiana in Porter Township.

He married Virginia Garriott, daughter of Clarence and Ferne (Casey) Garriott, of Morgan Township on August 15, 1936. Virginia attended for first 4 years of her schooling a one room school, Rising Sun, which was located on farm her parents later purchased. They rented Fanny Vergin's house in Boone Grove for 7 1/2 years. They moved to Valparaiso in October 1944, they had purchased the home at 1005 Wood St. In 1951 they sold the Wood St. home and moved to 1104 Institute where they now reside.

John is a carpenter by trade, and he added two lovely bedrooms to their present home as well as many other improvements he made for property, building garage, picket fence, drive, etc. He is the founder and owner of Valparaiso Window Service, besides carpentry he is a Dealer for Aluminum Windows, Doors, and Awnings, also installs them. He has roofed many homes in Valparaiso and nearby. He is also an employee of Indiana General, Valparaiso.

His wife, Virginia, was an Avon Representative for 12 years as well as a Team Captain for Avon Products, Inc. She is an office girl for her husband and loves her homemaking, flowers, and garden.

They are both members of First Christian Church of Valparaiso. John is a member of Masonic Lodge # 137 F.A. M. and Scottish Rite of South Bend. John is also a Farm Bureau member. They are the parents of four children, Marvin Wallace who married Judy Doepping and resides at 1716 Beech St. Valparaiso and Susan Jan, at home and an Avon Representative. Two sons, Ronald Eugene and Jerry Alan passed away in infancy. They are the grandparents of twins, Mark and Marcy Ludington.

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: 132-133

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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