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    Charles A. Conroy. Among the younger business element of Piqua, one who has made rapid strides toward the front in recent years is Charles A. Conroy, the proprietor of a flourishing shoe business and one of the organizers of the Textile Products Company. Mr. Conroy was born at Covington, Ky., July 13, 1887, a son of Charles J. and Catherine (O'Rourke) Conroy. From Covington the family removed to Piqua, where the father followed his trade of stove- moulder and in which city the following children were reared: Rev. James, a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic Theological Seminary of Cincinnati, and now priest of the Catholic church at Sharonville; Rev. William, a graduate of the same institution and priest of the Catholic church at Oxford, Ohio; Charles A.; and Nora, the wife of Anthony Hemm. Charles A. Conroy was educated in the parochial schools of Piqua and as a youth learned the moulding trade. This, however, did not prove congenial, nor was it satisfying to his ambitions, which ran along mercantile lines, and he accordingly turned his attention to the shoe business, in which he established himself at Piqua in 1913. He now has a modern establishment at No. 208 North Main street, where he carries a full line of footwear and enjoys a splendid patronage. His rating is high in commercial circles and he enjoys prestige as one of the organizers of the Textile Products Company, manufacturers of gloves and other articles, a growing business that promises to be one of Piqua's largest enterprises in the not far distant future. He holds an official position with this concern and has the unqualified confidence of his associates. Mrs. Conroy served as secretary of the local Red Cross Society. They are consistent members of St. Mary's Catholic Church , and Mr. Conroy is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Mr. Conroy married Nellie, daughter of John Snowball, chief clerk in a railroad office at St. Louis, Mo.

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