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    H. E. CLEMM

    H. E. CLEMM, of The Francis & Clemm Company, retail lumber dealers at Troy, has been a resident of this city for the past fifteen years and is a native of Miami County, having been born November 21, 1863, in Union Township.

    The late Daniel P. Clemm, father of H. E., was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, after his parents had settled there on coming from Maryland, the original home of the Clemms. Daniel P. Clemm was a representative citizen and substantial farmer of Miami County. He was a man of intelligence and public spirit and was identified with the Republican party.

    H. E. Clemm secured his early education in the schools near his home, later attended the Georgetown Academy and spent one summer in the Normal school at Danville, Indiana. Following this he taught school in Miami County Ohio, for nine years, and then came to Troy, where he went to work for Mr. Francis in his lumber yards. He was apt, capable and industrious, and in 1902 he was invited into partnership, the firm style then becoming W. H. Francis & Co., which continued until April, 1908, when the firm became the Francis & Clemm Company. The officers of the company are: W. H. Francis, president; H. E. Clemm, secretary; and N. Rathbun, vice-president. The business engaged in is the manufacture of sash and doors, in their planing-mill, and dealing in lumber. Their well equipped plant is situated on Walnut and Race Streets, at Troy, Ohio.

    On April 7, 1889, Mr. Clemm was married to Miss Olive M. Mote, who was born in Union Township, Miami County, Ohio, and is a daughter of W. C. Mote. They have two sons, Merrill W. and Herbert H., both of whom are students in the Troy High School. Mr. Clemm is a leading member, of the First Christian Church, a deacon in the same, a member of the official board and superintendent of the Sunday School. This position he has held for the past fifteen years in Troy, Ohio, and three years at Ludlow Falls, Ohio, and by his enthusiasm and energy he has contributed largely to the membership and efficiency of both schools. He is a member of Troy Lodge, F.& A.M. No. 14, also a Knight Templar Mason. In business as well as in personal standing, he is one of the representative citizens of Troy.

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