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Frederick J. Chennevur

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Frederick J. Chennevur

Posted: 1 Jul 2002 11:01PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 10 Aug 2002 11:00PM GMT
Surnames: Chennevur, Gullett, Koontz
"History of Huntington County, Indiana"1914 By Frank S. Bash pg.779-80

Frederick J. Chennevur. The manager of the Roanoke Drain Tile Company is a young business man who during the past fifteen years has shown unusual capacity for the handling of business, has surrounded himself with many of the evidences of prosperity, and is an efficient leader in the community.

Frederick J. Chennevur was born in Torquay, England, December 3, 1879, a son of William M. and M.A. (Gullett) Chennevur. The parents were born, reared, and were married in England, and in 1881 brought their little family to the United States. The father followed his trade in New York City, Norwich, Connecticut, in St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Chicago, and died in the last named city. His widow afterwards took her family to Roberts, Illinois, and from that place in 1897 came to Roanoke, where she still resides. There are two sons, Frederick J. and Hubert C.

Frederick J. Chennevur received his education in the public schools of several different localities where the family resided, and is a graduate of the Roberts high school in Illinois. He came with his mother to Roanoke in 1897, and here the mother and the two sons established a drug business, which has been conducted as one of the leading mercantile concerns of the village ever since. Both brothers were also active in establishing and in the management of the Roanoke Drain Tile Company, a corporation with a capital stock of twelve thousand dollars, which has done more than any other factor in stimulating business at Roanoke, and is a very valuable concern for the community. The officials of the corporation are: P.B. Settlemyre, president; A.D. Warmuth, vice president; H.C. Chennevur, secretary; W.D. Carter, treasurer; and Frederick J. Chennevur, manager-these officials being also directors of the company.

Mr. Chennevur married Eva L. Koontz, a daughter of C.E. Koontz, now deceased. She was educated in the schools of Roanoke. They are the parents of two children: Florence, aged twelve; and Irene, aged eight years. Mr. Chennevur has membership in Roanoke Lodge No. 195, A.F. & A.M. and is a past master of his lodge. In politics he is a progressive and during his residence in Roanoke has shown himself one of the "live wires" in business and community affairs. He served eight consecutive years as treasurer of the Roanoke school board, and at the present time is secretary of the board.

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