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    R. H. DEAM

    R. H. Deam. Prominently identified with the mercantile interests of Miami county is R. H. Deam, the proprietor of the Ford agency at Tippecanoe City, and one of the progressive and energetic business men of this community. Mr. Deam was born in Miami county, in 1871, a son of W. H. and Henrietta (Freeman) Deam. His parents were farming people who passed their lives in the pursuits of the soil and were highly respected in their locality. Mr. Deam has one brother, Emerson, a resident of Sidney, who fought with the American forces overseas during the World war as a second lieutenant in the Eighty-third division. R. H. Deam was educated in the country schools of Miami county and brought up on the home farm, but after attaining his majority turned his attention to mercantile affairs and for some years has conducted implement establishments at Phoneton and Tippecanoe City. Both of these stores are modern in equipment and stock and both have won a very liberal patronage through the business ability and good judgment of their proprietor. Mr. Deam married Crissie, daughter of Robert R. Smith, of Miami county, and to this union there have been born these children: Leslie, deceased; Cecil H., Nellie, Morris and Robert J. Cecil H. Deam enlisted for service in the United States Army during the World war, at Dayton, where he did guard duty for several months, and was then sent to Montgomery, Ala., where he received further training, as he did also at Augusta, Ga., and Charlotte, N. C. He was sent overseas with the One Hundred and Forty-eighth Infantry, Thirty-seventh division, and soon transferred to the front line, taking part in the engagements of St. Michel and Argonne Forest. In the battle in the Meusesector he was severely shell shocked and incapacitated for further duty, subsequently spending five months in the hospital. July 25, 1919, he received his honorable discharge and returned to his home, where he has since been assisting his father in the conduct of his mercantile ventures. R. H. Deam has an excellent reputation in business circles as a man of sound integrity, while as a citizen his support has always been given to worthy ventures for civic improvement and advancement.

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