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    Damon M. Stahr, D. O., who has won recognized standing among the professional men of Piqua through his success as a practitioner of osteopathy, was born at Cambridge City, Ind., in June, 1888, a son of William P. and Mary E. (Michael) Stahr. William P. Stahr was the proprietor of a hotel at Cambridge City, and later removed to Elkhart, Ind., where he established himself in the grocery business. He and his wife were the parents of five children: Frank G., editor of the Elkhart Truth. Margaret E., in business in South Bend, Ind.; Roberta L., confidential secretary, Elkhart, Ind.; J. P., purchasing agent for the Dodge Manufacturing Company, of Mishawaka, Ind., and Damon M. Damon M. Stahr received his early education in the graded and high schools of Elkhart, Ind., and later became a student at the American School of Osteopathy, at Kirksville, Mo., from which he was graduated in 1914. Soon thereafter he located at Piqua, where he has since built up an excellent practice, and at this time occupies well appointed offices on the third floor of the Orr-Flesh building. Doctor Stahr has gained public confidence by the success which has attended his handling of several serious cases and his professional business is of the best kind that can be secured by a man of his vocation. He belongs to the Piqua Club, the Rotary Club, the Young Men's Christian Association and the Masons, and with his family holds membership in the Presbyterian church. Both he and Mrs. Stahr were very active in all movements pertaining to the assisting of the winning of the great war, and Mrs. Stahr was particularly effective in her work in behalf of the Red Cross. In May, 1915, Dr. Stahr married Leah M., daughter of Ellis M. Drake, who is superintendent of schools of Kalamazoo , Mich., and an educator of note. One child, Paul Herbert, has been born to Doctor and Mrs. Stahr.

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