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    W. H. LOY

    W. H. Loy, who is now living in retirement at Piqua, was long held to be one of the most honorable and clear headed citizens of his community. A man of marked organizing and systematizing powers, he accomplished much for the practical good of the enterprises with which he was identified during his long and consistently successful career. Mr. Loy was born on a farm in Spring Creek township, Miami county, Ohio, June 1, 1851, a son of John and Cynthia A. (Buckles) Loy. The father settled on a farm in Spring Creek township, in 1853, and his wife still lives upon this farm. She is now (1920) in her ninetieth year. The Buckles family descended from Robert Buckles, son of a wealthy English landholder who came to America in 1719 as a stowaway. Since an early day the members of this family have been prominent in Miami county, to which the first emigrant from the East was James Buckles, a settler of Lost Creek township, near Conover. He had two sons who served as soldiers of the Union during the war between the North and the South, William and George, and his only daughter, Cynthia A., became the mother of W. H. Loy. She and her husband, James W. Loy, were the parents of nine children: William, Horace, Wilbur, Luella, Clara, John, Grant, Nellie and Edward. W. H. Loy was educated at Piqua, Ohio, and remained at home as his father's associate on the farm until the time of his marriage. He then became a manufacturer of slack barrel staves, later engaging in the crushed stone business. He was for a time secretary of the Stone Products Company, which subsequently disposed of its interests to the Ohio Marble Company. Mr. Loy was identified with the stone business until the time of his retirement, since which time he has resided at his comfortable home at No. 516 North Downing street. Mr. Loy married Zelia DeWeese, daughter of Henry, and to this union there were born two children: Bertha, and Carrie, who married Doctor Eugene Tupper, of Ottawa, Ohio, and has two children: James and Carolyn. Mr. Loy's second marriage was to Miss Eva Godfrey, and they have one son, John , who was commissioned a second lieutenant of field artillery at Fort Benjamin Harrison and later advanced to captain in France. He is now superintendent of a manufacturing concern at Carey, Ohio. He married Helen Whitlock, of Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Loy is a consistory Mason and a member of the Piqua Club. With his wife and family he belongs to the Presbyterian church. During the war period he was a generous supporter all the way through of movements supporting the policy of the Government.

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