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    S. S. MAKEPEACE, for the past thirty years a resident of Troy, where he is a prominent grain dealer and proprietor of the Troy Feed Mills, on West Main Street, near the city limits, was born December 12, 1862 in Madison County, Indiana.

    Mr. Makepeaee secured a good common school education and was seventeen years of age when he left his native place and came to Troy. He had learned the milling business, prior to this, in his own State, and after reaching Troy entered the employ of I. N. Hoagland and worked for two years in his flour mill. He then made a short trip to Texas, but not finding business prospects encouraging, he turned North and settled at Cumberland, Ohio, where he was employed in a flour mill for two more years. From there Mr. Makepeace went to San Diego, California, and for some six years was engaged in a mercantile business, after which he returned to Troy and was engaged in a tile and brick manufacturing business until October, 1908, when he bought the present feed mill, which he has operated ever since. Mr. Makepeace owns a valuable farm of fifty acres in Miami County. He has been a very active and useful citizen and has served on the City Council. In 1900 Mr. Makepeace was married to Miss Lizzie Howell, of Cumberland, Ohio, and they have one daughter, Catherine. He is a Royal Arch Mason and is also a member of the Order of Eagles.

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