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Transcribed biography of Robert B. Wise

ROBERT B. WISE was born in New Millport, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, on June 27, 1878. He was the son of David A. Wise and Ruth (McCracken) Wise, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania. He had six brothers: Harry, Roy, Dorsey, Guy, Sheldon and Bruce; and two sisters, Veretta, the widow of John Dasher, and Agness, the wife of S. E. McNeaI. Robert B. Wise attended the rural schools and continued his educational training by completing the teachers' training course at the Central State Normal School of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. After teaching two years he was granted a teacher's permanent certificate and taught for five years in the high schools of the state. In 1904 he entered the wholesale coal business with his brother Roy and was located in Pittsburgh from 1904 to 1907. In the latter year he entered Ohio Wesleyan University, at Delaware, Ohio, from which school he was graduated in 1911 with the B. A. degree. Immediately following his graduation he formed a business connection with the Lewis E. Myers & Company of Valparaiso, Indiana, with whom he has been connected ever since. He is now a member of their board of directors and is superintendent of sales in directing the distribution of the company's products in the eastern half of the United States. He resides in Valparaiso, where he is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Masons, Chamber of Commerce, Saturday Evening and Mathesis clubs, and the Valparaiso Country Club. He was married to Dora, the eldest of a family of five children born to John and Caroline (Franzki) Schwab of Shelby, Richland County, Ohio, on November 15, 1911. To Mr. and Mrs. Wise were born three children, John Kenneth, Robert Schwab, and Caroline Ruth. Prior to her marriage Mrs. Wise was a teacher and principal in the public schools of Shelby, Ohio. She is an active member of the Valparaiso Woman's Club and the Mathesis Club, the O. E. S., and the Valparaiso Country Club. She is an ardent worker in the Methodist Episcopal Church, in the Wesleyan Guild, and the Women's Foreign Missionary Society.

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: 526-527

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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