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    J. M. SWITZER, who conducts the only establishment in West Milton devoted exclusively to the sale of agricultural implements, is located on Hayes Street. He was born near Pleasant Hill, in Miami County, Ohio, May 26, 1874, and is a son of Jacob and Mary (Kunkle) Switzer.

    Jacob Switzer, father of the subject of this record, was eight years old when he accompanied his parents from Pennsylvania, to Miami County, locating on the farm he now owns. He engaged in farming throughout his active career and is now living in retirement at Covington.. As a result of his marriage to Mary Kunkle, they became parents of seven children.

    J. M. Switzer received his educational training in the district schools of the county, and upon leaving school took up farming, which he followed successfully for eleven years. November 3, 1906 he moved to West Milton and purchased the implement store of Minnick & Miller, located on Hayes Street. He carries a full line of agricultural implements and farm tools, and the volume of business transacted is exceeding his expectations and is constantly increasing. Mr. Switzer was united in marriage with Miss Vinnie Black and they have three sons, namely. Harry, who is attending school; Wilbur; and Harrold. Politically, he is a Republican. In fraternal affiliation he is an Odd Fellow.

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