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              H. A. COSLEY

    H. A. Cosley, proprietor of the leading hardware establishment at Troy, and one of this city's old and honored business men, was born at Xenia, Ohio, in January, 1850, One of a large family of children born to James and Margaret (Cromer) Cosley. He began his schooling at Xenia, but when he was fourteen years of age the family moved to Miami county and there he completed his education in the country schools. He was about twenty years of age when he became identified with the hardware business at Troy, and for fifty years has continued to center his activities and abilities in this line of endeavor, being widely known to the trade in the Miami Valley. Mr. Cosley has built this business up to be the leading establishment of its kind at Troy, and its record is an honorable and successful one, reflecting the integrity of the proprietor and the high business ethics which have governed its policy. As a citizen, also, Mr. Cosley has won the respect and confidence of the people of Troy, and during the war period was chairman for Miami county of the Belgian Relief Fund and took part in other war activities. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Cosley married Sarah E.. daughter of Rev. P. M. Weddell, of Troy and Piqua, and to this union there have been born the following children: John W., who is manager of the Cosley hardware business; George, a salesman for this concern; Harvey H., office manager of the Cambria Steel Company's branch at Chicago, Ill.; Robert E., who went overseas as a lieutenant in the Thirty-seventh division, being later transferred to the One Hundred and Forty-eight division and finally to the One Hundred and Forty-fifth division, and a participant in much active fighting at the front, now in Texas with the Delco concern; Anna H., the wife of Will Wright, of Dayton; Helen, the wife of Ed Conrad, of Cleveland; and Martha, the wife of S. H. Pulliam, of Chillicothe, now a resident of Troy where he is connected with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

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