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    Charles W. Tobey, who has been engaged in the drug business at Troy, Ohio, for forty-four years, is one of the sound and reliable citizens of this community and is widely and favorably known in the drug business. He traces his ancestry in this country back to one of the pilgrim fathers, and is the possessor of one of the earliest translations of the Martin Luther edition of the Bible, which has been in the family's possession since the year 1534. His grandfather was one of the early bishops of the United Brethren church in this country. Nathaniel Tobey, father of Charles W., founded the present Tobey drug business at Troy more than half a century ago and continued his connection therewith until the time of his death, when his community lost a business man of strict integrity and a citizen of public spirit. He married Martha J. Worman, whose people were among the earliest settlers of Dayton, and they had two children: Charles W., and Carrie May, who married C. Frank Lantis, formerly representative of Preble county in the Ohio state legislature, and now deputy United States collector for Cincinnati. Charles W. Tobey was born at Dayton, Ohio, June 17, 1855, and received his early education in the public schools of Dayton and Troy, following which he pursued a course in the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He was graduated therefrom in 1876 and at that time joined his father, who had established a drug business at Troy, the first name of the firm being N. Tobey & Son. That style continued until the elder man's death, when the son took over the business, which has since been conducted under the business style of C. W. Tobey. He carries a complete line of drugs, medicines, toilet articles, candies, cigars, etc., and has an up-to-date establishment which is largely patronized by the best people of Troy. Mr. Tobby is widely known among druggists throughout the state, by whom he is held in high esteem. He was one of the founders and the first chairman of the executive committee of the Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association, of which he is a past president. He belongs likewise to the American Pharmaceutical Association and is an honorary member of the National Board of Pharmacy of the United States, and for ten years was a member of the exa mining board of state chemistry. As a fraternalist he holds membership in the Masons, the Knights of Pythias and the junior Order of United American Mechanics. In all civic affairs he contributed his support to progressive movements. Mr. Tobey married Ella R., daughter of George Browning Reed, of Troy.

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