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    J. C. SUBER

    J. C. SUBER, who is engaged in the furniture and undertaking business at Fletcher, has been interested in this line for a longer period than any other dealer in Brown Township, and controls the larger part of the trade in this section of Miami County. Mr. Suber was born in Brown Township, Miami County, Ohio, on a farm six miles northeast of Fletcher, November 19, 1858, and is a son of William D. and Mary A. (Caven) Suber.

    William D. Suber was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and was brought to Miami County when four years of age. He grew to manhood in Brown Township and acquired the farm which his widow still owns. He died on that place in February, 1889. He married Mary A. Caven, a daughter of J. and Arsinath Caven, residents of Spring Creek Township, and they had five children, namely: Ora, George, and two who died in infancy.

    J. C. Suber attended the Lena and Conover schools during six years of boyhood, and then took up hard work on the home farm and remained with his father until his marriage. In 1880 he rented a farm for himself and continued to reside in Miami County until he came to Fletcher, with the exception of a period of eighteen months, when he lived in Champaign County. Mr. Suber began business here in a modest way, starting in one room, the dimensions of which were 13x45 feet. He very soon found it necessary to increase his facilities and gradually to still further increase them until he now occupies the largest concrete block building in the county. This modern building he erected in 1908, taking possession in August of that year. Its dimensions are 321x5O feet, with cellar underneath and three stories in height. He also utilizes a frame two-story building with dimensions of 33x45 feet, with cellar. He carries a full line of household furniture and he gives special attention to undertaking, having every equipment for the business, including caskets, car and ambulance. Mr. Suber received his license as an embalmer from the Board of Embalmers of Toledo in 1905. In addition to his other lines, be has dealt also in coal and cement for some years. He is one of the representative business men of this section.

    In 1879 Mr. Suber was married to Miss Sarah P. Carmony, who died May 16,1896. Two children were born, one of whom died in infancy, a daughter, Bertha, surviving. Mr. Suber was married (second) October 25, 1898, to Miss Margaret Thompson, who died May 10, 1906, survived by one son, William. Mr. Suber's third marriage was on July 31, 1907, to Mrs. Ella Robison. Since he was fourteen years of age Mr. Suber has been a member of the Presbyterian Church and has lived consistently with his profession, since 1883 being one of the elders. In politics Mr. Suber is a Democrat and has served several years as clerk of Brown Township. In 1884 he identified himself with the Odd Fellows, and in 1887 with the Knights of Pythias, being a charter member of the latter lodge at Fletcher.

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