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    R. W. HIMES

    R. W. HIMES, secretary and treasurer of the Longnaker-Himes Gravel Company of Covington, Ohio, a man of scholarly attainments, was for many years one of the leading educators of this section of the state, and was for a period of eighteen years principal of the Covington High Schools. He was born on a farm in Montgomery County, Ohio, April 15, 1850, and is a son of Martin and Anna (Van Cleve) Himes.

    Mr. Himes spent his early boyhood days on a farm near Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, and at Alpha, Greene County, coming to Miami County in 1865 with his parents, who located on a farm in Newberry Township, where they resided the remainder of their lives. After a primary education in the district schools, he graduated, from the Covington High School in 1870 under Professor R. F. Bennett, then completed a course of study at Heidelberg College, of Tiffin, Ohio, after which he returned to Covington, where he accepted a position as principal of the High School. In 1891, he became associated with the Southern Illinois College, in White County, first as professor of languages for one year, after which he served as president of that institution for two years, when he resigned to return to his old position as principal of the Covington High School. He was subsequently elected and served eight years as superintendent of the Covington Schools and very efficiently met the demands of his responsible position. Since that time Mr. Himes has been associated with the Longnaker-Himes Gravel Company, of which he is secretary and treasurer, the pit being located in Possum Hollow, south of Pleasant Hill.

    In 73 Mr. Himes was joined in wedlock with Jennie Ullery, a daughter of Aaron Ullery, and to them have been born the following children: Clara, who married D. C. Odell; Arthur B., a well known jeweler . of Covington; Ruth; and Alice. Mr. Himes is a member and president of the City Council; he is a member of the Presbyterian Church, of which he is also an elder.

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