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Hubert C. Chenneour

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Hubert C. Chenneour

Posted: 1 Jul 2002 10:00PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 10 Aug 2002 11:02PM GMT
Surnames: Chenneour, Gullet
"History of Huntington County, Indiana"1914 By Frank S. Bash pg.709-10

Hubert C. Chenneour. There are in every community men of great force of character, who by reason of their capacity for leadership become recognized as foremost citizens and bear a most important part in public affairs. Though one of the younger citizens of Huntington county, Hubert C. Chenneour is prominently identified with the locality of Roanoke, where he is engaged in several local enterprises, and is an ex-clerk and treasurer of the village. Outside of his private affairs, he has found time to champion every movement for the public good, and has done as much, if not more, than any other individual to boost development and general improvement along all lines at Roanoke.

Hubert C. Chenneour, was born at Torquay, England, February 16, 1881, a son of William M. and Mary A. (Gullet) Chenneour. The family migrated to the United States, landing in New York City on June 30, 1883. The father lived in New York one year, and while there took out his first naturaliztion papers. From there he moved to Norwich, Connecticut, two years later went to St. Louis, and after half a year there lived in Indianapolis three years and in Chicago six years. The father died in Chicago, and his widow and other members of the family came to Huntington county in 1897. The mother now resides in Roanoke.

Hubert C. Chenneour received his education in the public schools of Indianapolis and Chicago, and spent one year in the study of pharmacy at Valparaiso University. He engaged in the drug business, April 17, 1897, in partnership with E. J. Roberts. After eighteen months he bought out his partner, and the business has since been conducted under the name M. Chenneour & Sons. Mr. Chenneour is secretary of the Roanoke Drain Tile Company. His brother Frederick is manager of the Drain Tile Company, and both have been prominent in upbuilding an industry which is one of the most important sources of prosperity for this community.

In politics Mr. Chenneour is a Progressive. He has proved a valuable officer as clerk and treasurer of the village of Roanoke. He is a member of the United Brethren church, is affiliated with Roanoke Lodge No. 195, A. F. & A. M.; with Little River Lodge No. 275, I.O.O.F., and has served as recording secretary fifteen consecutive terms; belongs to Camp No. 9147 of the Modern Woodmen of America; and Little River Valley Lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose at Huntington.

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