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    Charles Dale, one of the prominent and representative citizens of Troy, Ohio, where he has been a factor in journalistic circles and civic affairs, was born at Monticello, Ind., February 26, 1865, a son of Daniel D. and Ophelia (Reynolds) Dale. His father, who fought as a Union soldier during the war between the States, was seriously wounded at the battle of the Wilderness, and upon his return to civil life resumed his professional duties as an attorney and held numerous civic offices at Monticello, where he was a leading citizen. In the public schools of that city, Charles Dale received his educational training, and upon the completion of his studies became interested in journalistic work. In 1901 he came to Troy, where he bought the Troy Democrat, a newspaper which he has since published and edited, and was likewise the founder of the Troy Daily News. In addition to being a leader in newspaper circles, he has always shown a constructive interest in the civic affairs of his community, and in 1916 was appointed postmaster of Troy, the duties of which position he has discharged in an efficient manner, having been instrumental in improving the service for. the people of the city and the surrounding community. He has likewise served as tax commissioner, and at present is a member of the board of trustees of Knoop's Children's Home in the country. Mr. Dale was very active in the sale of war stamps during the war period and acted as the conductor of the campaign in his district which made a very creditable showing, and he likewise took an earnest and unselfish part in promoting and carrying through other measures for the success of American arms. He married Miss Estella Emshwiller, of Hartford City, Ind., and to this union there have been born three children: Dorothy, who married John K. Knoop and has three children, Mark, Janet, and Barbara; Lawrence, who was lieutenant of a depot brigade in the United States service during the great war, and Katherine, who married Griffith Knoop and has one son, John.

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