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    Edgar A. Todd, treasurer of the Atlas Underwear Company of Piqua, is accounted one of the leading and influential business men of the city. He was born at Sidney, Ohio, November 24, 1863, a son of N. and Sarah E. (Edgar) Todd. His father, who located at Piqua in 1869, was for some years the owner of a book store, but later became secretary and treasurer of the Dayton Natural Gas Company. He was a man well known and highly esteemed, and his services to the community included several years of capable discharge of the duties of treasurer of Miami county, He, and his worthy wife were the parents of three children: Edgar A.; Percy F., an engineer identified With the General Motors Company, and Margaret. Edgar A. Todd attended the public schools of Piqua, after leaving which he purchased his father's book store, which he conducted until 1897, then becoming one, of the organizers of the Atlas Underwear Company, which, from small beginnings, has steadily grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of the union type of underwear in the United States. A complete history of this concern will be found in the industrial section of this work Mr. Todd was prominent in all war activities during the period of the great struggle in Europe, and has always been a public-spirited citizen who has borne his share of the duties of citizenship. He is president of the Community Chautauqua and has devoted much time to advancing its interests, much of the success of the Chautauqua being directly traceable to his constructive and earnest efforts in its behalf, it being worthy of note that before he took the presidency this enterprise had never been a paying venture. He is likewise a member of the Park Board of Piqua. Mr. Todd belongs to the Masons and the Piqua Club and he and his family hold membership in the Presbyterian church of this city. Mr. Todd married Miss Ida M. McCabe, and to this union there have been born two children: Miriam, who resides with her parents, and William Newell, one of the officials of the Richmond, Ind., plant of the Atlas Underwear Company, who married Ruth Rayner, of Piqua, and has one child, William Newell, Jr.

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