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    Edmond Farrington, capitalist; among the prominent active business men of Piqua, Mr. Farington has been here the longest; he is a native of New York State, and came to Piqua in 1838, and, in 1840, was married to Catherine M. daughter of Gen. Robert Young; Mr. Farrington was a prominent contractor on the canal work; he built the Miami Aqueduct above Dayton before coming to Piqua, and afterward completed several important contracts on the canal and other public works; in 1848, he engaged in business at Piqua, and the different firms of which he has since been the financial principal, have been, and now are, among the most important business interests of the place; he has not only been the leading capitalist of Piqua, but his operations have extended to other points, being, in fact, the leading capitalist of this part of the valley as far north as Wapakoneta; he is now the senior member of the firm of Farrington & Slauson, grain dealers, who own their own canal boats for transportation ; Wood, Farrington & Co., proprietors of Piqua Oil Mill, and E. Farrington & Co., distillers; is also interested in the grain business at other points has loans in different counties in this part of the State; is, altogether, the largest operator in this part of the Miami Valley the strongest capitalist in Miami Co., and is still active in business. His residence is a handsome property, located near the north end of Wayne street. Mrs. Farrington's decease occurred in 1869; an elegant Scotch granite monument in Forest Hill Cemetery marks her resting-place, and also that of their only child.

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