John A. Gavit

John A. Gavit

Birth
Death 1937 (aged 75–76)
Burial Hammond, Lake County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 20 row 20
Memorial ID 84176120 · View Source
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John A. Gavit, attorney at law in the Majestic building at Hammond, has carried on a successful practice in this city since 1896, and has been practicing at the bar for the past sixteen years. Before coming to Hammond he took considerable part in public affairs, and he still gives public-spirited interest to all matters affecting the general welfare of his community. He is an able lawyer, well read and a fluent talker, and is a genial and talented gentleman who wields a good influence in the city and county.

Mr. Gavit was born in Walsingham, Canada, August 19, 1861, a son of Albert N. and Bridget (Highland) Gavit, the former a native of Connecticut and the latter of Ireland. His paternal grandfather, Albert Gavit, was a native Connecticut farmer, but who died in Canada in old age, having reared a large family. His maternal grandfather, Patrick Highland, was born in Ireland and followed farming during his earlier years. He emigrated to Canada, and after some years moved to Pontiac, Michigan, where he died in old age. By his wife Hannah he had a number of children. Albert N. Gavit has always followed farming, and is still living on his farmstead near Saginaw, Michigan. He has been honored with various township offices. He and his wife had seven children: John A.: Frank M., of Whiting, Indiana; Louis N., of Saginaw, Michigan; Mary, wife of Frank Cole, of Saginaw; William, of Saginaw; the other two children are deceased.

Mr. John A. Gavit spent his boyhood days near Pontiac, Michigan. He attended the public schools there, and in 1886 graduated from the Normal College at Flint, Michigan. He then read law, and was admitted to the bar in 1888. He was engaged in practice at Saginaw from then until 1896, at which date he came to Hammond, where he has created a good reputation in his profession and built up a very fine clientage. Mr. Gavit is a Democrat in politics, and at Saginaw was justice of the peace for three years. He resigned that office to accept the nomination for prosecuting attorney, and was elected and served in that office for two years.
Mr. Gavit affiliates with the Knight of Pythias, the Maccabees and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He resides at 755 Sibley street, where he bought ground and erected a good home. In January, 1890, he married Miss Emma Campbell, the daughter of John and Adelia (Johnson) Campbell. They have six children: Elwin J., Russell, Bernard, Donald, Hubert and Inez.


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  • Created by: Kara Gullickson Graper
  • Added: 29 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84176120
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John A. Gavit (1861–1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84176120, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, Lake County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Kara Gullickson Graper (contributor 47295094) .