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    CHARLES F. RANNELLS, city auditor of Troy, Ohio, of which place he has been a resident since 1885, was born at New Antioch, Clinton County, Ohio, in 1852. Mr. Rannells was educated in the public schools of his native place, later attended the Holbrooks School at Lebanon, Ohio, and still later took a commercial course at the Bryant & Stratton Business College, at Cincinnati. For some twelve years thereafter, Mr. Rannells taught school and after leaving the educational field be was bookkeeper for the firm of Allen & Wheeler for a number of years and then embarked in a nursery business, conducting this enterprise until 1903, when he was first elected city auditor of Troy. Mr. Rannells is serving in his second term in this office, his re-election in 1907 indicating the confidence he enjoys among his fellow citizens. In the promotion of good government, Mr. Rannells has been an active citizen and has taken a hearty interest in public affairs.

    In 1881 Mr. Rannells was married to Miss Nannie Cleland, of Martinsville, Ohio, and they have two sons, E. B. and C. W., both of whom are in the employ of the Edison Electrical Company, of Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Rannells is a thirty second degree Mason and is a member of the Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandery, at Troy, and of the Consistory and Shrine, at Dayton, Ohio.

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