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    John H. Prince, M. D. In the list of medical men of Miami county, the name of Dr. John H. Prince, of Piqua, is recognized as that of a capable and conscientious physician and surgeon, and a man who has established a recognized place for himself among the leaders of his profession in this locality. He was born at St. Paris, Champaign county, Ohio, in 1878 a son of Joseph and Amanda (Deffenbaugh) Prince. Joseph Prince, who followed agriculture during the active period of his life, was a veteran of the war between the states, in which he fought bravely as a member of the One Hundred and Thirty-first regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He and his wife were the parents of four children: William E., Charles I., Dr. Frank J., a physician of Stevensville, Mont., and Dr. John H. John H. Prince received his preparatory education in the public schools and at Heidelberg, and Tiffin, Ohio and eventually entered the medical college of the University, of Cincinnati, from which he was duty graduated with the class of 1909, receiving the degree of Doctor of Medicine. In September of that year he took up his residence at Piqua, where he has since been engaged in the acquirement of a large and profitable practice. He is physician for the Fraternal Order of Eagles at Piqua and a man of accepted standing in his calling. During the great World war he endeavored to enlist in the United States Army, but because of slight physical defects was not accepted. However, he managed to enroll as a member of the medical reserve corps, and in that capacity contributed excellent work, giving also much gratuitous service to the men who were going overseas. Doctor Prince married Edith, daughter of William Guinn, and sister of Lieutenant Dwight Guinn, United States Army, who saw service in France with the American Expeditionary Forces. Doctor Prince belongs to the local lodges of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Fraternal Order of, Eagles, the Loyal Order of Moose, the junior Order United American Mechanics and the Modern Woodmen of America. Both during and since the great war, Mrs. Prince has been an enthusiastic worker in behalf of the American Red Cross.

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