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    J. A. SHADE

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    J. A. SHADE, secretary and treasurer of The Wright-Kuntz Lumber Company, of Piqua, has been a resident of this city for the past twenty years, coming here in 1889. He was born at Dayton, Ohio, June 30, 1855, where he was reared and educated.

    Mr. Shade. remained a resident of Dayton until February, 1872, when he moved to Darke County for few years. From there he went to Noblesville, Indiana, for a short time, and then spent one year engaged in farming near Springfield Missouri. After he returned to Ohio he went into the lumber business at Greenville, in which he continued until 1889, when he came to Piqua, engaging in the lumber business with the Wright-Kuntz Company. In 1896 the plant was burned and when the business was reorganized it was incorporated as The Wright-Kuntz Lumber Company, with a capital stock of $10,000. The present officers are: Peter Kuntz, of Dayton, president; J. A. Payne, vice president; and J. A. Shade, secretary and treasurer. The company deals in all kinds of lumber, both wholesale and retail. Mr. Shade is also president of Acme Remedy Company, of Piqua and is numbered with the city's able and active business men.

    In 1881, Mr. Shade was married to Miss Kate L. Evans, and they have one child living, Ruth M., and three deceased-two boys and one girl. Ruth is the wife of L. F. Koester, who is connected with the lumber company above mentioned. Mr. Shade's interest in politics extends no further than to do his full duty as a private citizen.

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