Randolph County, Indiana
John Macy, Jr.
John W. Macy, Jr.,
is the youngest living son of Judge John W. Macy and Sarah Edger Macy.
He was born in Winchester on the twenty-fifth day of July, 1886, and with the
exception of five years spent in college, has resided all of his life in the
city of his birth. He attended the public schools of Winchester, completing the
high school course in 1904. He then entered Wabash College at Crawfordsville,
and graduated there in 1908 with the Degree of Bachelor of Arts. He there
became a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and was elected, in his senior
year, to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, an honorary fraternity, the
requirements of which are based upon scholarship. In the following year he
entered the law department of Columbia University, at New York City, but was
unable to return after his first years on account of the failing health of his
father. He worked for the law firm of Macy, Nichols & Bales, for a
time, and was admitted to the practice of law in 1909. In 1910, he
became a member of this firm in place of his father, whose continued illness
forced his retirement from the active practice of his profession with this
He has been
successful from the first and has endeavored to fulfil, by close application
and studious habits, the expectations entertained of him by his friends and
clients. Whatever measure of success has been his, he attributes to the
inspiration of his father's career, which he has constantly kept before him.
Mr. Macy was
married on July 3, 1912, at Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Miss Helen Kelly,
daughter of William H. and Beatrice (Deitcher) Kelly. He and his wife
are members of the Presbyterian church and Mr. Macy is a member of the
Masonic fraternity and Sons of Veterans. His home is at 408 South Meridian
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson
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