Biography of Roy Waggener
Rush County, IN Biographies





ROY WAGGENER, who is discharging with marked ability the multifarious duties connected with his important position as secretary, treasurer and manager of the Park Furniture Manufacturing Company of Rushville, was born in Franklin, Ind., March 14, 1881, the son of Robert and Nancy (Yelton) Waggener. Robert Waggener was a prosperous contractor of Franklin, doing a general business in that line as well as being proprietor of a planing mill and lumber yard. Roy Waggener received his earlier education in the common and high schools of Franklin, after completing which he attended Franklin College. Upon leaving scholastic halls behind him, he began working for the Greer Wilkinson Lumber Company of Franklin, remaining with them off and on for six years. His initial association with this firm was in the capacity of a machine hand, as he wished to learn all phases of the business. His advancement was rapid, and when he severed connections with the company he was serving it as manager of the mill department. Then, in 1908, he came to Rushville, accepting the position of superintendent of the J. D. Case planing mill, remaining with this firm until January, 1919, when he became secretary, treasurer and general manager of the Park Furniture Manufacturing Company, and although he has met with many serious and difficult problems on account of the post war unsettled conditions of all business, he has successfully overcome them all. Mr. Waggener married Edith Mullendore and three children have been born to their union, Mary Elizabeth, Roy, Jr., and Nancy Jane. Mr. Waggener is a communicant of the Baptist church, and politically is known as a strong Republican. In fraternal circles he is a Knight Templar Mason and holds membership in the Rotary Club.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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