Biography of Granville E. Heck
Carroll County, IN Biographies





GRANVILLE EVERETT HECK.

Granville Everett Heck, a well known young man, now a clerk in the Delphi postoffice, is a native of that city, where he was born on March 23, 1892. He is a man of honorable impulses and temperate habits, and enjoys the confidence of a host of friends, not only in Delphi, but throughout Carroll county.

Mr. Heck is a son of Abraham and Allie (Campbell) Heck, natives of this state. Abraham Heck is a farmer by occupation, but lives within the corporate limits of Delphi. At various times he has been engaged in different occupations. For some years he was a dairyman, but during the past few years has cultivated a farm of thirty eight acres which he owns, near the corporation line of Delphi. Mrs. Abraham Heck was reared in the Methodist church. She has borne her husband seven children, of whom Granville Everett is the eldest. The others are, E. Fay, M. Lucille, William E., George R., Margaret J. and Vernon.

Mr. Heck's paternal grandparents were Aaron and Lavina Heck, the former of whom was killed on a railroad, after having reared a family of seven children, Calvin, Albert, Abraham, Hannah, Sarah, Laura and Fib. The subject's maternal grandparents were Jack and Jennie (Paris) Campbell, also natives of Indiana, who reared two children, Allie and Maud, besides whom they had another child, Walter, who died early in life. Mr. Campbell died early in life. Mrs. Campbell was later married to Albert Dunn, now deceased, and she is now living at Delphi.

Granville Everett Heck, who was reared in Delphi, receiving his elementary education in the graded schools of that city and graduated from the high school in 1911. During the next two years he worked on the Vandalia railroad at Logansport and for his father in the dairy. On April 3, 1913, he was appointed as a clerk in the Delphi postoffice and still holds this position.

A short time after having been appointed to his present position, in October, 1913, Mr. Heck was married to Birdie M. Grauel, who was born in Pittsburg, Kansas, a daughter of Absalom and Emma (Edwards) Grauel. Mrs. Heck was one of eight children born to her parents, the others being, Fannie, Beatrice, Florence. Daisy, Myrtle, Margaret and Pauline. Mr, and Mrs. Granville E. Heck have had one son, Donald E. Mr. Heck is a member of Delphi Lodge No. 174, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is independent in politics.

From:
History of Carroll County, Indiana
Its People, Industries and Institutions
By: John C. Odell
B. F. Bowen & Company
Indianapolis 1916


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