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    THOMAS JEFFERSON PENCE, V. S., who has been a resident of Troy for a period covering quite twenty-two years, has devoted himself almost exclusively to his profession during this time and is well known all over the county.  He was born in Lost Creek Township, Miami County, Ohio, where he still owns two excellent farms, February 24, 1847, and is a son of James T. Pence and Nancy (Shidler) Pence. The late James T. Pence was born in 1822, in Warren County, Ohio, and came to Miami County in the early thirties . He was a carpenter by trade and also engaged in farming. His death took place February 24, 1883. The mother survived many years, dying April 21, 1908, aged eighty-eight years, three months and five days.

    T. J. Pence was educated in the district schools and afterward engaged in farming. For some forty years he has been a veterinary surgeon and since coming to Troy has given his entire attention to this profession, in which he has been more than usually successful. Dr. Pence was married March 15, 1892 to Miss Eliza Julian Roach, who is a daughter of Revel Roach, who was a prominent farmer in Clark County, Ohio, where Mrs. Pence was born and reared. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Troy.

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