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Transcribed biography of Thomas W. Morony
THOMAS W. MORONY - One of the valuable citizens of Chesterton, Indiana, prominent in the realty business, widely known in the development of local holdings and also in the Florida field, conspicuous in the movements for the general betterment of Chesterton, the subject of this sketch has attained an enviable record of achievement despite the fact that he is comparatively a young man. He was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, on October 31, 1902, the son of Frederick and Anna (Ward) Morony. The parents were both natives of Porter County, where they were married in 1900. To them was born but one child, Thomas W. He graduated from Valparaiso High School and then entered the University of Wisconsin, where he took the degree of Ph. B. in 1925. On leaving school he engaged in selling real estate in Tampa, remaining there until April, 1926. In July of the same year he established offices for the selling of real estate in Chesterton in association with Earl McMillen, and an insurance department is maintained as is a department dealing in first and second mortgages. The major activities of their business were successful from the outset, and in addition to the lines enumerated above they have engaged in the construction business - having erected many homes and other buildings in Chesterton. The firm is known as Morony-McMillen, Incorporated, and has a capital stock of $10,000. The officers and directors of the firm are: Thomas W. Morony, president; Earl McMillen, vice president; Hayes McMillen and Anna Morony, directors. The firm has exclusive sales agency contract for the sale of Morgan Park addition to Chesterton. While their attention at present is largely claimed by the field offered in the Chesterton vicinity, it is the intention to avail themselves of the splendid opportunities that exist in other parts of the region, notably in Valparaiso, Hobart, LaPorte and Gary. One of the higher avenues that has permitted Mr. Morony to demonstrate ability of a superior order is in the upbuilding of the Chamber of Commerce and the creation of interest to make it a formidable factor in the development of Chesterton. He is affiliated with a number of societies, including the Sigma Nu fraternity.
Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 502-503
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