ROSS O. CROMER
Ross O. Cromer. The success of Ross O. Cromer, of Piqua, has come as the result of the development of a definite idea, and today he is the proprietor of a flourishing plumbing business which stands as a monument to his industry and good management. Mr. Cromer was born at Lima, Ohio, November 17, 1887, a son of I. F. and Lillian (West) Cromer. Among the seven sons and three daughters in the family were Neal, who served in the United States Army during the recent World war; Stella, who married M. G. Bailey, a member of the Oklahoma bench, and Ralph, a well known newspaper man of Oregon. Ross O. Cromer attended the public schools of Sidney, to which place his parents had removed when he was a small boy, and when he had completed his studies turned his attention to learning the plumber's trade. After mastering this vocation, he applied himself to its practice at Sidney for a number of years, and in 1914 came to Piqua, in the capacity of journeyman. In 1915, being ready to embark upon an enterprise of his own, Mr. Cromer established himself in business as a plumber, and at this time is located at No. 120 West Ash street. He has developed an extended patronage, and has equipped many of the larger buildings of this community. In 1908 Mr. Cromer was united in marriage with Mildred, daughter of Elmer Dill, of Sidney, and three children have been born to this union: Netta Bell, Paul and Betty Ross. Mr. and Mrs. Cromer are members of the Baptist church and have always willingly and generously supported all worthy movements. During the recent great war they were especially active in their support of the Red Cross Society and the Young Men's Christian Association.
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