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    W. F. DEETER

    W. F. Deeter who is widely known in educational circles of Miami county, has been superintendent of rural schools in his locality for sixteen years, and at this time has charge of the district which includes Newton, Newberry and Washington townships. Mr. Deeter was born at Pleasant Hill, Miami county, January 30, 1863, a son of Samuel R. and Susan (Freshour) Deeter. He belongs to a family which has been prominently known in this county for many years and whose members have been engaged largely in agricultural pursuits, although they have also contributed to the ranks of professional and business men. The parents of Mr. Deeter have been identified with agricultural affairs and are known as people of sound worth and sterling character. They had ten children, of whom seven are still living. W. F. Deeter received a good, practical education in his youth, and as a young man was engaged for a time in teaching, although he subsequently turned his attention to agricultural matters. In 1904 he was made superintendent of schools in this locality, a position which he has held continuously ever since, and his district now includes the rural schools in Washington, Newberry and Newton townships. During, his incumbency of this office he has been instrumental in bringing about many desirable changes and innovations and in raising the educational standard in his district to a high plane. He is a general favorite with teachers, pupils and parents and has worked faithfully and conscientiously toward the end of making the public schools efficient, practical and systematic. Mr. Deeter is a resident of the Bradford community of Newton township, where he is the owner and operator of eighty acres of valuable land, on which he carries on extensive operation s as a general farmer, in addition to raising a good grade of cattle and hogs. His good citizenship has been evidenced in a number of ways, and during the World war period he was placed in charge of a number of workers in behalf of the various movements, in none of which did his district fail to make its full quota. Mr. Deeter married Emma, daughter of John and Hannah Fox, of Covington, Ohio, and to this union there have been born four children, of whom one died in infancy, the survivors being: Calla Lily, the wife of Warren Driver, a prosperous young agriculturist of Newberry township; Pearl, the wife of Willis Earl Branson, a successful farmer of the same township, and Clarence, who is office manager of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Cleveland.

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