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    WALTER E. BOWYER, cashier of the Troy National Bank, with which financial institution he has been identified since August, 1894, was born at Foster, Warren County, Ohio, in March, 1873.

    Mr. Bowyer was educated in his native section and in the high school at Arcanum, Darke County, and for several years thereafter he taught school, and then entered the employ of Joseph Mayer & Sons, dealers in leaf tobacco, where he continued for two years. From there he entered the employ of the Farmers and Merchants Banking Company, at Arcanum, where he remained until he accepted the office of bookkeeper in the Troy National Bank, in August, 1894. Step by step he advanced until in June, 1902, he was made cashier of this bank, a position of responsibility he has held ever since. He is interested in other successful business enterprises of this city, being a stockholder and a member of the board of directors of the Hobart Electric Manufacturing Company, the Troy Buggy Works Company, the Troy Carriage Sunshade Company, and others.

    In February, 1896, Mr. Bowyer was married to Miss Charlotte Thompson, who is a daughter of Dr. W. R. Thompson, of Troy, and they have one daughter, Laura Margaret. Mr. and Mrs. Bowyer are members of the First Presbyterian Church, of which he is treasurer. Mr. Bowyer is an active and useful citizen and is serving as a member of the School Board at Troy. Socially he is identified with the Troy Club; fraternally is a Knights Templar Mason, and Knight of Pythias, belonging also to the Junior Order of American Mechanics.

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