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    RALPH H. GIBSON, the efficient sheriff of Miami County and a citizen held in high estimation throughout the county, as born in Noble County, Ohio, November 23, 1874. His parents were Charles T and Aminervi (Reed) Gibson, the former of who followed the occupation of salesman.

    The subject of this sketch was educated in the common schools, and when old enough to begin industrial life, took up railroading, soon after being appointed freight agent. He came to Miami County in 1880 and for some time was in the employ here of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad. Then, giving up railroad work, he went on the road as a traveling salesman, in which occupation be continued four years, at the end of that time becoming department recorder of Miami County. He was elected sheriff of the county, on the Republican ticket, in November, 1905, entering upon the duties of the office in the following January. In 1908 he was re-elected without opposition. He has made a very capable official and has won the regard of the voting population without distinction of party.

    Sheriff Gibson is well advanced in Free Masonry and is also a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Elks. He married Miss Nellie Deeter, a daughter of Fred Deeter, of Pleasant Hill. Mrs. Gibson was a member of the Christian Church, but since her marriage has become a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Gibson was reared in the faith of the Methodist Episcopal Church, but at present does not belong to any. They have many warm friends throughout the county. Their home is in Troy, where they occupy a pleasant and commodious residence.

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