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    Ray H. Woodcox. One of the old established business houses of Piqua is the hardware establishment now conducted by Ray H. Woodcox, which has served this community honorably and capably during a period of more than a quarter of a century. Its present proprietor was born on a farm in Washington township, Shelby county, Ohio, March 24, 1884, a son of I. N. and Emma Honelle Woodcox. Mr. Woodcox attended the public schools, and after his graduation from the Sidney High School entered the hardware business of his father at Piqua, where he thoroughly learned the trade in all of its details. At the time of the elder man's demise, the son succeeded to the ownership, and at this time has a well equipped establishment, carrying a full and modern line of shelf and heavy hardware, stoves, etc. Through honorable methods and good management he has built up and held a large patronage, the possession of which yields him a satisfactory business income, at the same time giving him position and standing among the merchants of his adopted city. Mr. Woodcox married Carrie, daughter of John Long, of Troy, Ohio, and they have one daughter, Mary Jane. Mr. Woodcox is a member of the Elks, the Masons and the Rotary Club and has given evidence of his public spirit, on a number of occasions.

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