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    JOHN FISH, president of the Troy Tile and Brick Company, a successful manufacturing enterprise of Troy, was born in 1860, in Illinois, and in infancy was brought to Shelby County, Ohio, and when four years of age to Miami County, where he was reared and educated. Mr. Fish's boyhood was spent on a farm and he continued to engage in agricultural pursuits until 1900, when he came to Troy, where for two years he conducted the sprinkling business for the city and then purchased a feed mill, which he operated for four years, in the meanwhile preparing for his present enterprise. The Troy Tile and Brick Company was incorporated in 1894, by R. W. Crofoot and Mr. Fish owns a one-half interest and since his purchase has been president of the company, with his brother, Charles Fish, as secretary. The business is the manufacturing of tile and brick and they deal also in cement, coal and grain.

    In 1885 Mr. Fish was married to Miss Jennie Hetzler and they have two children living: Roy, who is bookkeeper in the First National Bank of Troy; and Earl, who is a High School student. One child, Freddie, died at the age of five years. Mr. Fish and family belong to the Baptist Church. In politics Mr. Fish is a Republican and he has served four years as a member of the City Council, taking an active interest in promoting the welfare of this community. He has long been identified with the Odd Fellows and is filling the office of noble grand in the Troy lodge. He is one of the city's reputable and representative business men.

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