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    Richard Slauson, grain merchant and capitalist, Piqua. Among the business men of Piqua, who deserve more than a passing notice, is Mr. Slauson; he is a native of Connecticut, born in 1825 ; his parents removed to New York State when he was a lad; his father was a farmer, but he was schooled to business from the age of 14 years; he married, in 1846, Miss Maria H. Rexford, and, in 1847, they came to Piqua, where he engaged in the dry-goods trade until 1851, when, on account of his health, he retired fro m that business, and operated in different ways until 1857, when he became a member of the firm of Farrington & Slauson, grain dealers; the firm is now also interested in the oil-mill of Wood, Farrington & Co. ; their business is perhaps the most extensive of any firm in Piqua; Mr. Slauson has been one of the important business men of Piqua for more than thirty years, and is a respected, useful Christian citizen ; his residence, on the southwest comer of High and Downing streets, is surrounded by a spacious yard, and is one of the handsomest residence properties in the city. Mrs. Slauson died in 1818, leaving one child; a son.

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