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    W. W. V. Buchanan, Magistrate, Piqua. Mr. Buchanan is one of the present old residents of Miami Co.; he was born in Montgomery Co., Sept. 15, 1826, and in the following year his parents removed to a farm in Newberry Township, this county, where the son grew to manhood; he received the benefit of the district schools in his earlier boyhood, and, later, attended the Lebanon Normal, and taught seven years he came to Piqua in 1849; was a teacher in the Piqua schools until 1872: then engaged in the insurance business. In 1875 he was elected Mayor, which office he filled one term, at the same time being Magistrate of Washington Township, which latter office he is still filling. He was married, in 1849, to Miss Phoebe, daughter of Andrew Dye: they have five children living, of whom A. C. is the eldest; he was born Oct. 9, 1850 and grew up here in Piqua is a graduate of the high school, and also of the Lebanon Normal; was a teacher for three years in the grammar school at Troy he also studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1877, and is now an honored member of his profession in this city. In his school days, Mr. Buchanan studied engineering with a view of surveying, and has practiced the latter more or less since. He married, in 1874, Miss Anna Belle, daughter of David Shoemaker, deceased; she is also a graduate of the high school; Mr. Buchanan comes of pioneer stock, who were animated with enthusiastic patriotism, as will be seen by the different sketches of his family connections, which appear in this work. W. W. V. is a member and Secretary of the Upper Miami Valley Pioneer Association, a plain, pleasant, sensible man and respected citizen.

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