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    Charles E. Barker. As one of the proprietors of the largest clothing establishments at Piqua, Charles E, Barker occupies an acknowledged position of prestige among the business men of Miami county. He is a native of Oswego, N. Y., born in 1866, a son of A. S. and Charlotte (Newman) Barker. His education was acquired in the public schools of Oswego, where he became identified with the old and reliable clothing firm of Klock & Tiffany, subsequently moving to Buffalo to take up his duties with J. N. Adams & Company. While there he was united in marriage with Miss Bertha Waltho. About 1910 Mr. Barker came to Piqua and bought the old and well- known business of Flesh & Louis, founding the present firm of C. E. Barker & Company, his partner in the ownership thereof being H. T. Vars. Mr. Barker has succeeded in making this the largest clothing establishment at Piqua. He is progressive and energetic in his methods and his stock is one of the largest and most modern to be found in the state, outside of the larger cities, His standing in business circles is an excellent one, and he has numerous commercial, financial and social connections. He is a leading Mason and an active Rotarian. and during the war period was generous in his support of all patriotic movements and measures.

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