The proximate ancestry of this thriving young agriculturist of Vernon township, Hancock County, Indiana, is mentioned in full in the biographical record of his brother, J. W. Trittipo, to be found on another page of this volume.

S. C. Trittipo, son of Andrew Jackson and Anna (Brooks) Trittipo, was born in Hamilton county, Indiana, July 2, 1857. At the age of twenty-one years he began work for himself on the farm of Elias McCord in this township and a year later, 1879, settled on his present farm in the southwest corner of Vernon township. On this farm he has made all the improvements, has erected modern buildings of the first class and drained the soil with several hundred rods of tiling and ditching, making of his place a model and up-to-date farm, from which he nets a comfortable and altogether satisfactory income, being thoroughly skilled and practical in his vocation.

July 30, 1878, Mr. Trittipo was united in marriage with Miss Mattie Beverland, a daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Beverland, of Buck Creek township, Hancock county, but both now deceased. Isaac Beverland was a native of Scotland, though reared in Ireland, and on coming to America first located in Baltimore, Maryland, whence he moved to Pennsylvania, then to Ohio and from there to Indiana. He for some time lived in Marion county and finally settled in Buck Creek township, Hancock County, where he resided a number of years, then moved to Oakland, Marion county, where he died in 1879. His wife was a native of Ireland and came to Indiana from Ohio. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Trittipo in the following order: Bessie Mildred, Alta, Samuel L., Maggie, Jesse J., Edna and Rebe.

Mr. Trittipo is a Democrat in politics, and in September, 1898, was appointed county ditch inspector, in which capacity he is still serving with great credit to himself and to the entire satisfaction of those who have entrusted him with the office and to that of the general public. Fraternally he is a member of Lodge No. 338, I.O.O.F,. of McCordsville. While Mr. Trittipo was himself educated in the common schools of McCordsville, he believes in and advocates a higher course of instruction, which he is securing to his children. His daughter Mildred has for some time past been a teacher of pronounced merit and Miss Alta has this year secured a license to teach. Mr. Trittipo is a gentleman of generous impulses and is ever ready to lend his aid financially to all public improvements designed to promote the general welfare, while his commendable energy in caring for his immediate family has made for him hosts of friends.

Transcribed from Biographical Memoirs of Hancock County B. F. Bowen, Publisher, Logansport, Indiana, 1902 Pages 414-415.

Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI Sept. 22, 2003.

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