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    S. J. RUDY

    S .J. RUDY,. proprietor of the Farmers' Complete Elevator, has been established in business at Covington, Ohio, for some ten years and is one of the representative citizens. Mr. Rudy was born in Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio, April 18, 1868, and is a son of William and Mary (Shaffer) Rudy.

    Mr. Rudy was reared on a farm and followed agricultural pursuits until he embarked in the elevator business, the family having been farmers away back to his grandfather, Samuel Rudy, who came in early manhood to Miami County and settled first in Newberry and later in Newton Township. William Rudy was a life-long resident of Miami County and during the whole of his active life engaged in farming, retiring to Covington but shortly before his death, which occurred on October 8, 1908. His widow still survives. About 1899, Mr. Rudy came to Covington and began his elevator business, in the meanwhile purchasing his farm, of 132 acres, in Newton Township, which he still retains. He met with misfortune after two years in Covington, his elevator near the hotel burning down, but he showed his business enterprise by building his present one, known as the Farmers' Complete Elevator, in 1901. He does a very satisfactory business and is one of the city's substantial business men.

    Mr. Rudy married Miss Dora Kendell, a daughter of Ezekiel Kendell, and they have had twelve children, the survivors being Nellie, Ethel, William, James, Albert, Alvie and Alice (twins), and Dora. Those who died were Glenna, Bessie, Ezekiel, a twin of William, and an infant. Mr. Rudy and wife are members of the Brethren Church.

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