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    I. J. Whitlock, Piqua. Mr. Whitlock is a native of Ohio, born in Butler Co. in 1828; his youth was spent on a farm until 18 years of age; he then commenced working at the carpenter's trade, which he has followed ever since; he came to Piqua in 1853, and was employed at carpentering exclusively until 1860, when he purchased of Willis Buckles the sash, door and blind factory at the corner of Broadway and Boone streets, which he rebuilt and enlarged in 1869, and is now, in addition to his regular factory work, engaged in contracting and building, and also deals in builders' material; Mr. Whitlock is both. an architect and draughtsman, executes his own plans, and, understanding the details of his work, is enabled to secure a high degree of efficiency, being, indeed, the leading contractor and builder of the city. He married, in 1853, Miss Mary McGuire, also of Butler Co.; she having, died in 1854; in 1856 he married Miss Margaret, daughter of Zachariah Flomerfelt, of Shelby. Co., formerly a resident of the vicinity of Piqua. Mr. Whitlock's residence is at the corner of Boone street and Broadway, opposite his factory, He has a family of four children-Wilbur F., Mary E., John E. and Harry E.

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