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    FRANK E. D. KEPLINGER, secretary and treasurer of the Pioneer Pole and Shaft Company of Piqua, and additionally interested in other business enterprises of importance, was born in l867, at Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was reared and educated.

    Mr. Keplinger's first work was done in the supply department of the Pennsylvania Railroad, where he was employed for two years as a clerk, after which he was engaged for six years as bookkeeper in the First National Bank at Fort Wayne and subsequently for four years was assistant postmaster in that city. Mr. Keplinger then served two years as traveling auditor for the Fort Wayne Electrical Corporation. He then came to Ohio and embarked in the manufacture of poles and shafts, at Canton, where he owned a factory in connection with his brothers, C. W. and W. E. Keplinger, and he continued there until he became Secretary and Treasurer of the Pioneer Pole and Shaft Company in 1903, when he came to Piqua. He is a stockholder and director in the Metropolitan Paving Brick Company, of Canton, and also a stockholder and director in the Imperial Rubber Company. He is a man of acknowledged business ability and occupies a prominent place in the commercial life of Piqua.

    In 1890 Mr. Keplinger was married to Miss Clara Douglas Bond, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and they have one son, Livingstone Bond, who is a student in the University of Wisconsin, at Madison. Mr. Keplinger and family are members of the Episcopal Church. He is identified with the Masonic bodies at Piqua and belongs also to the Piqua Club.

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