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    S. N. Touchman. Among the members of the younger business generation at Troy, Ohio, one who is making rapid strides toward prominence and success is S. N. Touchman proprietor of the Troy Pattern Works. Mr. Touchman was born at Covington Ky., October 2 7, 1887, a son of Michael and Carrie (Howery) Touchman. He acquired his education at Piqua, to which city his parents had removed when he was a child, and there studied mechanical draughting and engineering and subsequently learned pattern-making at the plant of the Favorite Stove Company. In 1912 he came to Troy, where he engaged in the business of patternmaking in the building now occupied by the C. C. Hobart Company. Outgrowing these quarters, in 1914 he came to his present location, continuing his activities in a building which had been erected for his business. The Troy Pattern Works has developed a splendid business in the making of wood and metal patterns, and its patronage extends to various parts of the country. Its work in designing and executing is recognized as being of a superior degree of workmanship and a competent staff of experts is associated with Mr. Touchman. He is also interested in the Troy Tool and Machine Company, of which he is part owner with B. J. Nelson. Mr. Touchman was a liberal contributor to all war movements and has always done his share in promoting enterprises which have promised to advance the general welfare. He is a member of several social bodies and has numerous friends throughout the city. He married Emma, daughter of William Roeser, and they have two children: William S. and Bettie May.

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