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    John B. Benham. The independent career of John B. Benham has been of only comparatively short duration, but during its existence he has demonstrated the possession of abilities that should combine to make him one of the substantial agriculturists of Elizabeth township. Mr. Benham was born in this township, September 5, 1888, a son of Robert and Martha (Bradfutc) Benham. His parents were lifelong residents of Miami county, where they followed farming, and where they still reside. They are highly esteemed and respected and have numerous warm friends in the locality in which they have spent so many years. There are four children in the family: Cassa, who after preparing herself for teaching, is following that profession; Carrie, who is now engaged as a nurse in hospital at Cincinnati; Walter, who enlisted in the United States arm during the World war and saw active service overseas, is now located in Troy, and John B. John B. Benham received his education in the public schools and grew up on the home farm. In 1919 upon his father retiring from the farm he took the management of his father's farm of 100 acres. He is enterprising, ambitious and progressive, and uses modern methods intelligently, with the result that he is securing results in proportion to his labors. Mr. Benham was united in marriage with Fannie, daughter of W. M. Saylor, of Elizabeth township. Their pleasant home is located on Troy R. F. D. No. 2, a community in which they have formed many friendships. He and his wife are members of the Christian church. He is independent in politics.

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