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    DAVID B. LANDIS, senior member of the firm of D. B.& W. M. Landis, funeral directors, established his present business in Covington, June 19, 1889, and has followed same continuously since that time. He was born August 31, 1850, near West Milton, Miami County, Ohio, and is a son of John and Anna (Bashore) Landis.

    John Landis, father of our subject, was born on a farm in West Charleston, near Tippecanoe City, Ohio, a son of David Landis, who was a native of Pennsylvania. He was a farmer by occupation and died in 1866, being survived by his widow, who resides four miles west of Tippecanoe City, Miami County. She was born in Pennsylvania August 12, 1821, and when a girl came to this county with her parents.

    David B. Landis was reared to maturity on his father's farm, remaining at home until about eighteen years of age, and then learned the carpenter's trade at Bradford. After leaving the parental roof, he located for a time near Pleasant Hill, and for the past forty years has followed carpentering and general contracting in connection with his undertaking establishment, taking, in 1907, his cousin, W. M. Landis, as a partner in the undertaking business.

    David B. Landis was united in marriage, May 8, 1870, to Frances Kendig, who was born in Pennsylvania and at the age of four years came to Covington with her parents, Reuben and Mary (Lenhart) Kendig. Her father was a farmer and butcher by occupation and died on October 21, 1880, the mother's death occurring November 21, 1871.. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Landis: Viola, married Oscar Johnson and has two children: Oscar M. and Ferrel Amanda; and Anna Merle, who was first united in marriage with Charles F. Deeter, by whom she has one child, Frances. About two years after the death of her husband, Mrs. Deeter, while attending school at Huntington, Pennsylvania, met Samuel C. Gnagey, who came to Miami County in 1906, from Maryland, and whom she later married. They reside at West Milton, Ohio, and have one child, Susan Ruth. Mr. Landis stands high in the estimation of his fellow citizens and is one of the leading. business men of Covington. He is a member of the Church of the Brethren.

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