L. C. NEWBY
L.C. NEWBY, a prosperous merchant of West Milton, Miami County, Ohio, is proprietor of a grocery in partnership with Mr. P.A. Yount. He is a man of varied experience in the business world, and has at times been located in various parts of the United States. He was born in Indiana, in 1860, and is a son of A. Newby, who engaged in farming in that State and later in Kansas.
L.C. Newby attended the common schools in Indiana, and later in Kansas, whither his parents moved in 1872, when he was twelve years old. In 1880 he went west to Colorado, where he engaged in mining for twenty years, then followed the same business in California. He then returned east to Ohio, and January 1, 1906. entered partnership with P. A. Yount in the groceries and hardware business, having a double store, groceries in one room and hardware in the other. In January, 1909, they sold the hardware department to Mr. E. T. Wenger, its present proprietor, and the firm of Yount & Newby has since continued in the grocery business. They carry a complete line of groceries and the usual side lines, and the patronage accorded them by the people has bee n indeed flattering.
Mr. Newby was first married to Miss Minnie Kennedy, by whom he had two sons, Lawrence E. and Raymond W. He formed a second union with Miss Belle Yount. Religiously he and his wife are members of the Christian Church, but he is of Quaker ancestry. He is a Republican in politics, whilst fraternally he has been affiliated with the Knights of Pythias for twelve years.
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