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    L. R. HAGER

    L. R. Hager, secretary and treasurer of the Piqua Ice Company of Piqua is a citizen of business worth and standing in his community whose success is self-acquired. He was born at Piqua, July 23, 1879, a son of George and Dora (Roeser) Hager. During the early days his father owned and operated a boat on the Miami canal, and later for a number of years was identified with an ice business in partnership with M. Jarvis. L. R. Hager was primarily educated in the public schools of Piqua, and after his graduation from Piqua High School pursued a course in civil engineering at the Ohio State University. For a time he was engaged in civil engineering in connection with railroad construction and repairing but finally turned his attention to the ice business and with Will Roeser and Thomas Guin founded the Piqua Ice Company, handling natural ice. In 1911 the Peckham Coal & Ice Company was purchased by the Piqua Ice Company, which thereby came into possession of a fully equipped plant for the making of ice, the capacity at this time being fifty- five tons per day. In addition this company controls a large coal business, and its industry has enjoyed a steady and continuous growth. Mr. Hager is one of the substantial men of his community and has an excellent reputation in business circles for integrity and the fulfillment of contracts. He faithfully discharged the duties of citizenship and during the war period was active in his support of the activities of the administration. Mr. Hager married Sallie R., daughter of George and Charlotte Ingham, of Columbus, and to this union there have been born two children: Robert Ingham, and Marjorie Virginia.

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