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    B. J. FORD

    B. J. FORD, who conducts the only drugstore in West Milton, Miami County, Ohio, is an enterprising and progressive business man and commands a large trade. He was born in West Manchester, Preble County, Ohio, October 15, 1878, and is a son of Orlando and Margaret (Studebaker) Ford.

    Orlando Ford, father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Greene County, Ohio, and in early life learned the trade of brick mason. He later followed this trade in Preble County, whither he moved, and his home continued there until his death at the age of fifty-nine years. He married Margaret Studebaker, and they became parents of two children: Aldus who is deceased, and B. J. Ford.

    B. J. Ford attended the public schools of his native county, after which he worked in a drug store for a time. He then entered Ohio Northern University at Ada, Ohio, and completed a two-year course in pharmacy. On November 9, 1899, he purchased the store in West Milton of which he is now proprietor; he carries a complete line of drugs and wall paper and enjoys the patronage of the people for many miles surrounding the village. The store is located on Miami Street. Mr. Ford was united in marriage with Miss Sylvia Davis, of Preble County, and they have one son, Byron, who is attending the public schools. Politically, he is a Democrat. In fraternal affiliation, he is a Mason, an Odd Fellow and a Pythian Knight.

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