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    JOHN DODD, proprietor of a general store located on Main Street, in Conover, Miami County, Ohio, has a large and well established business and draws trade from a large territory surrounding the village. He was born in Brown Township, Miami County, in 1859, and is a son of William and Honora (Griffin) Dodd. William Dodd was an old and well known resident of this community. He was for twenty- eight years section boss on the Panhandle Railroad, and then settled down on a farm which he purchased at the edge of Conover. There he farmed until his death at the age of sixty-five years. He married Honora Griffin, of Franklin County, Ohio, and they became parents of eight children, of whom four are now living.

    John Dodd attended the public schools of Brown Township, after which he worked on the home farm for a time. He purchased the store of J. N. Frazier at Conover, and has since carried on this business in a highly successful manner. He has a large line of general dry goods and groceries and carries the many little side lines for which there is a demand in a small village. Mr. Dodd was united in marriage with Miss Retta Lauer, a daughter of Dr. J. D. Lauer, of Conover, and they have a very comfortable home in the village. Religiously they are members of the Catholic Church at St. Paris. He is a Democrat in politics and served two years as treasurer of Brown Township.

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