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Elisha C. Field

(From Monday's Daily)

Elisha C. Field, vice president of the Monon railway and former judge of the circuit court of Indiana, died yesterday at his residence, 509 West Sixty-first place, Chicago. He was 74 years old.

Judge Field was born near this city in 1842. His parents were among the pioneers of northern Indiana, having moved here in 1836. He was educated at "the Valparaiso Male and Female college," now Valparaiso University.

Judge Field was graduated from the Michigan university law school in 1965, and immediately took part in politics. He became district attorney and later went to the Indiana legislature.

He was a circuit judge from 1879 until 1889, when he resigned to become general solicitor of the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago railway. He continued in that capacity upon the reorganization that resulted in the Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville railway. He became a director in 1905, and later became vice president.

Judge Field is survived by his widow and four children -- C. E. Field, R. L. Field, Mrs. Cora Crosby, and Mrs. Bernice Kallman. R. L. Field lives at Wheeler. Mrs. Crosby is the wife of Van Ness Crosby, a former Valpo boy. One sister, Mrs. Louise Harmon, is a resident of Wheeler.

He was a delegate to the convention that nominated Benjamin Harrison, and an elector for President Roosevelt. Judge Field was also vice president of the Indiana society of Chicago.

The funeral will be held at his late residence, 509 West 61st place, Englewood, at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday none. Immediately after services, the funeral party will leave Englewood via special train on the Erie railroad for Crown Point, at which place short services will attend the burial.

E. D. Crumpacker will go from here as an honorary pallbearer. As a mark of respect Judge Loring adjourned court here this morning until tomorrow.

[Note: The other obituary listed with this column was for Jerry Foster.]

Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: April 5, 1916
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Page: 3
Column(s): 3

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