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Biography of Hon. Levi Mock

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Biography of Hon. Levi Mock

Wells CC (View posts)
Posted: 12 May 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:50AM GMT
Surnames: MOCK, PATTERSON
Biographical sketch extracted from:

Biographical and historical record of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1887. p. 699.

HON. LEVI MOCK, a member of the firm of Dailey, Mock & Simmons, attorneys at law, is a native of the State of Indiana, born in Randolph County April 20, 1840. He was reared in his native county on the home farm, and received his education in the higher schools of the adjoining counties. He was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion, enlisting in August, 1862, in Company E, Eighty-fourth Indiana Infantry, receiving an honorable discharge the following April. He commenced reading law under the preceptorship of his uncle, Hon. Enos L. Watson, at Winchester, Indiana, in 1866. In July, 1868, he located at Bluffton, Wells County, where he has since made his home. In March, 1869, he engaged in the practice of law alone, and October 1, 1870, he became associated with Joseph S. Dailey, this being probably the oldest law firm in the State of Indiana. In 1886 Abram Simmons was admitted as a partner, when the firm became known as Dailey, Mock & Simmons. Mr. Mock was united in marriage November 19, 1871, to Rebecca C. Patterson, daughter of Samuel Patterson, and to this union have been born three children—John, aged fourteen years; George, aged twelve, and Charles, aged ten years. In March, 1869, Mr. Mock was elected mayor of Bluffton, was re-elected to the same office every year until 1876, serving in that capacity altogether eight years. In 1879 and 1880 he was president of the Wells County Agricultural Society. In 1882 he was elected on the Democratic ticket to represent the counties of Adams, Jay and Wells in the Indiana State Legislature, and in 1884 was re-elected as a Representative from Wells and Blackford counties, and in 1886 was again elected to represent Wells County. He is a member of the present Legislature, serving on the committees on federal relations, organization of courts, mileage and accounts, and dikes and drains. In all the above official relations he has given entire satisfaction, always serving to the best interests of his township or county. Mr. Mock is a man of great physical strength, and stands six feet six inches high. His father, Emsley Mock, was also a man of great size, being six feet five and a half inches in height. He has a pleasant, unassuming, affable manner that makes everyone feel at ease in his presence. He is very fond of the chase, and for a number of years was a leader of the Bluffton Hunting Club, and made several excursions to distant points, where he exhibited marked skill as a huntsman. In 1882 he killed a buck, the hide of which he had tanned and made into a pair of boots, which he has worn most of the time since, including his attendance at three sessions of the Legislature in 1883, 1885 and 1887. In his religious views Mr. Mock is a Universalist.
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Wells CC 12 May 1999 12:00PM GMT 
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