ROYAL HOWARD BECKER, D.D.S.
Royal Howard Becker, D. D. S. While Dr. Royal Howard Becker has been a resident of Piqua only since December, 1918, he has already become known to a large percentage of the population of this city as a careful practitioner of dentistry. He was born at Middletown, Ohio, March 5, 1893, a son of Peter and Amelia (Boehm) Becker, farming people. Peter Becker was an agriculturist of Lemon township, Butler county, for many years and a man of industry who had the esteem and respect of his fellow-citizens because of his many sterling traits of character. He and his wife were the parents of three children: Emil, who is deceased; Corliss, who is engaged in farming operations on the old home place in Butler county, and Dr.Royal H. Royal H. Becker attended the graded school at Excello, Butler county, and the high school at Middletown, and after graduating from the latter began the study of his profession at the Ohio Dental College, Cincinnati. He was duly graduated therefrom with the class of 1914, when he received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, and at that time entered upon the practice of his calling at Middletown. He had made an excellent start in his vocation when he entered the United States service, in June, 1918, as a member of the Dental Corps, and was assigned to Fort Oglethorpe, where he received his commission as first lieutenant. There he remained, engaged in his military duties, until receiving his honorable discharge December 16, 1918. At that time he came to Piqua, where he has since practiced his profession, with offices and laboratories at 320 1/2 North Main street. He is a member of the American Legion and of the Masons, and likewise belongs to the various organizations of his profession.
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