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Transcribed biography of M. J. Stinchfield


M. J. STINCHFIELD is a native of East Corinth, Maine, where he was born on the 21st of December, 1855, to D. L. and R. B. (Herrick) Stinchfield, both of whom were also born in the Pine Tree State, but who removed to Illinois in 1862 and settled in Elgin, Illinois. The father was an honorable and industrious tiller of the soil, but had only just got located in Illinois and ready for the energetic carrying on of his calling, when he was taken ill with small pox, which resulted in his death about a month after locating in the State. His widow survives him and makes her home with her children. M. J. Stinchfield was educated in the public schools of Hebron, and when old enough began learning the business of telegraphy, and after becoming thoroughly familiar with this calling, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Company, with whom he remained for about seven years. In 1882 he gave up this business, and since that time he has been an active and influential member of the firm of J. E. Bryant & Company of Hebron, Indiana, in addition to which he conducts a successful coal and lumber business. He has always affiliated with the Republican party, is influential in its local councils, and at the present time is a prominent candidate for Auditor of Porter County. He has served in the capacity of Township Trustee for four years, and is at present a member of the school board of Hebron, having always been a patron and active supporter of the public school system. Fraternally he is a member of the Masonic order, and he and his estimable wife are worthy members of the Christian Church of Hebron. He was married in May, 1878, to Miss Phoebe Fehrman, a daughter of Christian Fehrman who was born in Canada, and later became a resident of Hebron, Indiana, in which place his breathed his last in 1866. To Mr. and Mrs. Stinchfield a family of five children have been born: Guy, Bessie, Carrie, Charlie and Melvin.

Source: Goodspeed Brothers. 1894. Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, Lake and Starke Counties, Indiana. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Brothers. 569 p.
Page(s) in Source: 335

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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