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    William T. Busser, confectioner of Piqua, Ohio, was born October 31, 1863, a son of Wesley and Sarah (Gardner) Busser, of Urbana, Ohio. Wesley Busser was a cigar maker and two of his brothers saw service in the Civil war, one, who was called in the 100-day service, giving his life for the Union cause. Three children were born to Wesley Busser and his wife: Starling, Mary, and William T. Starling Busser is in the advertising business in New York City, and Mary and her mother live with William T., in Piqua. William T. Busser was educated in the public and high school of Urbana, and after completing the prescribed course of instruction he taught instrumental music for some time. He then was employed by a broom factory, but he finally entered the confectioner's trade at Piqua where he has been for the past twenty-eight years. He manufacturers his own candy, and such is the excellence of his wares that his business has become widespread and prosperous. Honorable methods combined with courtesy to his patrons have been the keynote to his success. Mr. Busser married Jennie, daughter of Squire Jones, of Urbana, Ohio, and to this union has been born one daughter, Celia, who is now the wife of Robert Howell, of Hamilton, Ohio. Fraternally Mr. Busser is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and is a thirty-second degree Mason, and is popular among his fellow members. He was a generous contributor to all government war loans, and did his full, duty in various civilian war movements.

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