Name: William E. Heckenlively
Given Name: William E.
Birth: 6 Dec 1861 in Steuben Co., In
Reference Number: 15391
GRAD: 1890 Hillsdale College, Hillsdale Co., Mi
Source: History of Northest Indiana - page 324 & 325
Change Date: 28 Dec 2004 at 23:08:15
William E. Heckenlively, a prominent lawyer of Steuben County bar,was born in that count y December 6, 1861, son of Henry and Mary A. (Kirk)Heckenlively, the former a native of Colum biana County, Ohio, where hewas born January 20, 1841, while the mother was born in Delawar e County,Ohio, December 2, 1840. Henry Heckenlively went ot Williams County,Ohio, about 185 0 with his parents, George and Elizabeth Heckenlively.The grandfather was a farmer and broo m corn raiser and manufacturer ofbrooms. Henry Heckenlively became a farmer and veterinary s urgeon and in1907 removed to Colorado, where he is still living. The mother died inYork Town ship of Steuben County in 1898. There were four children,William E; Bell, and Emma, both dec eased; and Curtis G. of Gary, Indiana.
William E. Heckenlively grew up on the home farm in York Township,acquired his educatio n in the district schools and the Angola HighSchool, and graduated in 1890 from Hillsdale Col lege in Michigan. In themeantime for a number of years he had been teaching school, beginnin g in1877, when he was only seventeen years old. He taught in the countydistrics of Steuben C ounty, later went West and was principal of highschools in Wyoming and Utah for several years , and at one time wassuperintendent of the Pleasant Lake High School in Steuben County.
He began the study of law in 1889, in the office of Best & Bratton,at Angola, Indiana, a nd was admitted to the bar in 1895. He practicedalone until 1911, and since then has bee n a member of the firm of Bratton& Heckenlively. He carries on a very successful business an d he alsoowns a ranch of 480 acres in Colorado. He served three years aprosecuting attorney , is a republican, member of the Knights of Pythias,and is affiliated with the Blue Lodge, Ch apter. Council and KnightTemplar of Masonry and the Scotish Rite Consistory at Fort Wayn. H e andhis family consisting of his wife, son and daughter, are all members ofthe Congregationa l Church.
November 27, 1900, he married Mary E. Main, of Wood County, Ohio.Their older child, Joan , born December 2, 1902, is a junior in the AngolaHigh School. Harold M., born March 26, 190 5 finished his first year inhigh school in 1919.
Father: Henry Heckenlively b: 20 Jan 1841 in Columbiana Co., Oh
Mother: Mary Ann Kirk b: 2 Dec 1840
Mary E. Main
- Joan Heckenlively
- Harold M. Heckenlively