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    W. W. WAGNER

    W. W. Wagner During the more than thirty years in which he has been identified with business affairs at Piqua, W. W. Wagner has established an unquestioned reputation for business integrity and honorable dealing. He was born on a farm in Shelby county , Ohio, November 4, 1867, a son of Jacob and Harriet (Drake) Wagner, agricultural people of that community and the parents of three children, of whom W. W. is the only survivor. He received his education in the country schools of Laramie township, Shelby county, and was fourteen years of age at the time he gave up his studies to start to learn the carpenter trade. He had the opportunity to remain on the far and inherit his father's property but he preferred city life instead, and after he had followed the carpenter trade for a number of years came to Piqua, in 1889, and immediately entered the furniture business, the firm being known as Wagner, Grover & Company. This association continued until 1915, when Mr. Wagner disposed of his interest in the furniture business, but retained his holdings in the undertaking department which had been a branch of the enterprise for some years. He established his parlors at 128 West Ash street, subsequently locating at 407 West High street, where he has one of the most up-to-date establishments in the state, including a chapel. Mr. Wagner has always been honorable in his business dealings, and has formed manv lasting friendships among those whose homes he has entered during times of bereavement. He possesses in full measure the quality of infinite tact, as well as unbounded sympathy. He married Clara E., daughter of Reinhart and Sarah (Howell) Snypp, farming people of Shelby county, and two children were born to this union: Chester and Elva. Mr. Wagner wa s a generous supporter of all war activities. He is prominent in fraternal circles, being a valued member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Improved Order of Red Men and the Masons. With his family, he holds membership in the Presbyterian church.

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