|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1828|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 1895|
BIOGRAPHY OF DAVID PERRINE VINTON
DAVID PERRINE VINTON, son of BOSWELL MERRICK and HANNAH DAVIS) VINTON, was born in Miamisburg, Ohio, November 18, 1828. His father died in 1833, and his mother afterward married JOSEPH HUBLER, and with them he came to Lafayette, Indiana, in 1841. For many years after the family came to Lafayette, his stepfather and older brother ALMUS E. VINTON, carried on a foundry and machinist's business, and, with the exception of several winters when he was attending school, DAVID P. worked in the different departments of the shop until 1848. He then entered South Hanover College, at Hanover, Indiana, where he remained until December 1851. In the spring of 1852 he became a law student in the office of Messrs. BEHM & WOOD, of Lafayette, an din 1854 was admitted to the bar, and soon after opened an office in Lafayette. He was city attorney in 1855, and again in 1861, and in the latter year was appointed by Governor Morton Judge of the Common Pleas Court, and at the expiration of the term of appointment was elected to the same office. The circuit then included the counties of Tippecanoe, Benton, White and Carroll. He held the office six years, and in 1867 was appointed, by Governor Baker, Judge of the Tippecanoe Criminal Court, and the following fall was elected to the same office, which he held until 1870. At the general election of 1870 he was chosen for the position of Circuit Judge, and resigned that of Criminal Judge. In 1876, and again in 1882, he was elected to the circuit judgship, in which capacity he still serves. In March,1865, he received a commission from PRESIDENT LINCOLN, appointing him an associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Territory of New Mexico, but declined its acceptance.
JUDGE VINTON is recognized as on of the ablest and most profound jurists on the bench in Indiana. He is thoroughly conversant with the law; deliberate and careful in his decisions; examines and discusses thoroughly every legal question, and rarely errs in his opinions. Nature has endowed him with a superior mind, which culture and experience has developed, and his is now one of the brightest lights in the legal profession.
Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pg. 730. Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888
David Perrine VINTON
Law offices at 62 Main, Lafayette. 1891.
Mary Ellen Heath Vinton (1842 - 1915)
Elizabeth Catherine Heath Vinton (1831 - 1870)*
Lucy Heath Vinton (1854 - 1882)*
Robert Heath Vinton (1856 - 1893)*
Julia Vinton (1858 - 1860)*
Almus Merrick Vinton (1860 - 1862)*
Blanche Vinton Stahl (1862 - 1947)*
Charles Heath Vinton (1864 - 1937)*
Henry Heath Vinton (1864 - 1924)*
George Heath Vinton (1870 - 1870)*
Note: age 66. Born in Miamisburg, Ohio. Left widow and children. Lot owner, Robert Heath and Family
Spring Vale Cemetery
Plot: sec 27 lot 69 page 13
Maintained by: L. A.
Originally Created by: Ran
Record added: Oct 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16237181