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    W. L. O'ROARK

    W. L. O'Roark. Among the business citizens of Covington who have developed important enterprises from small beginnings here, one who is well known and greatly respected is W. L. O'Roark, proprietor of a thriving and flourishing milling business. Mr. O' Roark is a son of James O'Roark and was born in Virginia, where he received his education in the public schools and learned the trade of milling a business which he followed for some years in the Old Dominion State. Feeling that opportunities for success were greater in the West, he came to Covington and established himself in business on his, present site, first installing a water power, modern roller process mill, and has built up a splendid business, maintaining friendly and mutually profitable relations with the agriculturists and the buying public. His mill's capacity is one hundred barrels per day, for which there is a constant demand, and the "Pride of Covington" brand has found much favor wherever distributed. Mr. O'Roark is a public-spirited citizen who gives his support to all worthy measures, local or national, but has not cared for public life, preferring to devote himself to his business affairs. He married Miss Anna McGoon, also a native of Virginia, and they have been the parents of eight children: James, a progressive business man of Covington, who is associated with his father in milling; Josephine, the wife of Harry Beard, of Covington; John, who is deceased, and Frank, Jesse, Catherine, Virginia and Ada, who reside with their parents in the pleasant family home. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the United Commercial Travelers and the Woodmen of the World. He is a member of the Christian church.

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