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    Charles L. Hinch, one of the progressive and enterprising business citizens of Piqua, Ohio, where he is general manager of the Champion Cutter Company, was born at Piqua, September 6, 1887, a son of W. L. and Julia (Hulsman) Hinch. His father was a furniture manufacturer of this city, at the head of the business operated as W. L. Hinch & Company. Charles L. Hinch attended the public schools of Piqua and prepared himself for a business career by special course in a commercial college at Cincinnati, following which he became associated with his father, with whom he secured a practical training in manufacturing. January 3, 1918, he enlisted in the air service of the United States Army and was undergoing training at Vancouver, Wash., with the rank of second lieutenant at the time the Armistice was signed, receiving his honorable discharge January 16, 1919. At that time he returned to Piqua, and shortly thereafter assumed the duties of general manager of the Champion Cutter Company, with which concern he has since been identified, and to the success of which he has contributed materially. April 25, 1916, Mr. Hinch married Helen Scott, daughter of William S. and Helen (Nelson) Johnson, the former of whom was for some years a well-known figure in the oil industry. To this union there has been born one daughter, Margaret Ann. Mr. Hinch is a member of the Presbyterian church, while Mrs. Hinch is an Episcopalian, and they are well and favorably known in social circles of Piqua, where they have numerous friends.

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