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ALBERT AYE


Submitted by Amalea
Taken from the book "Parke and Vermillion Counties Indiana", page 619.
 
"Enjoying marked prestige among the attorneys of the section of the Hoosier state of which this volume treats, Albert Aye, of Dana, Vermillion, County, stands out a clear and distinct figure among the useful men of his locality, which he has sought to promote in every way practicable and which he has ever had a love and appreciation for during his long years of continuous residence here. Characterized by a knowledge of the law and all phases of jurisprudence, and a loyalty to the higher ideals of life, he has ever enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all classes and is justly deserving of the material success he has attained and the high position he holds in the community.
 
"Mr. Aye was born on November 25, 1849, in Vermillion County, Indiana, and here he has been contented to spend his life, having ever had an abiding faith in the future of his home community. He is a son of Henry and Mary (James) Aye. His father was born on November 10, 1796, in Maryland, and there he spent his earlier years, removing to Indiana in 1839, and his death occurred on July 18, 1870. He devoted his life successfully to agriculturural pursuits, and in politics he is a strong Republican. The mother of the subject was born in Pennsylvania on July 4, 1804, and her death occurred in March, 1890. Fourteen children were born to these parents, seven of whom are still living. Mrs. Mary Aye, the mother of the subject, was a woman of commendable characteristics. She was highly intellectual, one of the greatest readers in the country and was especially versed in ancient history and the Bible. The subject owes much to her careful training and guidance.
 
"Albert Aye grew up on the home farm in his native county and received his primary education in the common schools, later taking up the study of law and was admitted to the bar in January 1912, and has since been engaged in the practice in Vermillion County. He has long manifested much interest in public affairs, and he has served as justice of the peace for a period of seven years, being still incumbent of that office, the duties of which he is discharging in a manner that is highly acceptable to all concerned.
 
"Mr. Aye was married on June 29, 1886, to Mary M. Randall, who was a native of Illinois, born September 10, 1844. She is a daughter of Jacob and Lydia Ann (Jackson) Randall, her father being quite a prominent man in his day. To the union of the subject and wife was born one child, who died in infancy.

"Mr. Aye is a member of the Presbyterian church, of which he is a clerk and treasurer. Politically, he is a Republican and has been active in the work of his party for some time. He owns a comfortable home in Dana and an office there, and he and his wife own a well improved and valuable farm, consisting of eighty acres in Helt township, all tillable."