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    THE PECKHAM COAL AND ICE COMPANY, a large business enterprise of Miami County, which is carried on both at Piqua and at Troy, under the same name and management, was established at Troy in 1900, and incorporated with the following officers: Frank J. Peckham, president; Charles Peckham, secretary; and David Peckham, treasurer. In both cities large ice plants have been erected and all facilities have been provided for the carrying on of a business of large proportions according to modern, methods.

    Frank J. Peckham, the president and leading spirit of this important business concern, is yet a young man, born in 1877, at Troy, Ohio, a son of George W. Peckham, of that city. He obtained his education in the schools of District No. 4, Concord Towns hip. and in the Troy High School. His first work was done at Day ton, where he filled a position as bookkeeper for six months, after which he returned to Troy and went into the coal business, later establishing an ice plant and conducting a successful business in both necessary commodities, and in 1900 entering into the present corporation, In October, 1906, Mr. Peckham was married to Miss Florence Hawley, of Troy. They are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Peckham belongs to the National Association of Engineers.

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