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Transcribed biography of Robert S. McGinley


Robert S. McGinley, resident of Hebron, Boone Township, was born in Porter County Indiana in 1901. His parents the Robert L. McGinley's resided in Union Township. Robert L.'s parents migrated to Indiana from Knox County, Ohio.

Robert S. McGinley grew to manhood in rural Porter Township, residing on a farm near Hurlburt. Robert has seen and been a part of the historical changes of Porter County. He served his country in World War I in Overseas Battalion A-73 Artillery. In May, 1923 he was married to Ruth Pauline Maxwell, (now deceased) whose parents were Mr. and Mrs. Lenzo Maxwell, residents of Porter Township. To them were born three daughters who grew to adulthood and married local citizens. They presently live in local communities. Their names are, Geraldine (Mrs. Theodore Weiss) of Valparaiso, Betty (Mrs. Leslie Williams) of Valparaiso, and Carol (Mrs. Arthur L. Lageveen) of De Motte.

Mr. McGinley holds membership in Masonic Lodge 502 of Hebron and served as Master in 1944. He presently is a member of the Hebron United Methodist Church.

On November 24, 1935, Mr. McGinley began employment at Citizens Bank of Hebron and has continued through the years to hold the office of President (1974-75). The Citizens Bank merged with the First National Bank of Valparaiso in 1975 after serving the Hebron community for a period of 85 years. During his time with the Citizens Bank a new building, the present one, was completed and an Open House was held on May 20, 1956. In September 1964 the bank observed its 75th year of continuous service to the community with an open house.

Mr. McGinley is presently active in community affairs and serving his business establishment for the betterment of a growing Porter County.

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: 136-137

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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