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    Charles Herbert Lucas, who conducts a modern pharmacy at the corner of Wayne and Water streets, Piqua, is one of the younger business citizens who has succeeded in gaining a firm foothold in commercial circles. He was born at Circleville, Ohio, July 9, 1887, a son of Charles R. and Artie (Griest) Lucas, and comes of Revolutionary ancestry, his great-grandfather Clark having fought as a soldier during the winning of American independence. His maternal grandfather, Isaac Griest, was at one time sheriff of Miami county. There were three children in the family: Mrs. William Kuhn, of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. W. B Toole, of Seattle, Wash., and Charles Herbert. Charles H. Lucas attended the graded and high schools of Circleville, and in 1910 was graduated from Ohio State University. For two years thereafter he served in the capacity of pharmacist at that institution, following which he became a clerk in the drug store of George H. Ficard & Sons, at Circleville. He was similarly employed at Greenfield, Ohio, and September 7, 19I5, came to Piqua, where he purchased the drug store formerly owned by Louis May. Here he has since built up an excellent patronage, through honorable methods of business, and carries a complete modern line of drugs, medicines, proprietary articles, toilet goods, etc. He maintains a high standard of business ethics and has the good will and esteem of his associates and the confidence of the buying public. June 12, I913, Mr. Lucas was united in marriage with Lillian E., daughter of Dr. George and Melissa (Southward) Colville, and to this union there have been born three children: Richard Colville, Charles Herbert, Jr., and Robert Gordon. Mr. Lucas is a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, in which he has numerous friends. His business interests have kept his time occupied so as to exclude him from active participation in political matters, but he has not been neglectful of the duties of citizenship and has been a supporter of good measures. All war movements found him generous in his contributions of time, ability and means.

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