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    Joseph L. King, grain broker. Among the business men of Piqua who, deserve special attention is Mr. King; he is a native of Pennsylvania, born in Chester Co. in 1841; his home for a number of years was Philadelphia, where he became connected with some of the leading grain merchants of the country; he came to Miami Co. in 1864, where he has since been operating as broker for a Philadelphia house, buying by car lots from dealers along the lines of the railroads of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. He married in 1868, Miss Mary, daughter of the late W. T. Humfreville, a well- known and influential citizen in his day; Mr. King's residence is a handsome property, situated at the corner of Water and Downing streets. He has been actively engaged in the grain business since he was 18 years of age; his business covering so wide a range of territory, and his transactions being on so large a scale, required constant thought and effort, and as a result of over work, he was stricken with paralysis about seven years since, which has necessitated more moderation in labor, and less travel but he is still vigorous in mind and as ambitious and industrious as ever, and, although unable to walk a step without crutches, is doing a large business.

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