FRANK G. RUMMELL, D.D.S.
Frank G. Rummell, D. D. S. Prominent among the professional men of Piqua who have contributed to the city's prestige as the home of men of learning and ability, is Frank G. Rummell, D. D. S. Doctor Rummell was born at Mansfield, Ohio, October 30, 1890, a son of Capt. J. P. and Eva R. (Redrup) Rummell. His father served in Company B, One Hundred and Twentieth regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil war, and advanced to the rank of captain, although enlisting as a private. Later he was transferred to Company D, One Hundred and Sixteenth regiment, and while serving therewith was captured by the enemy. He spent fourteen months in a prison at Tyler, Tex., (from which he escaped and was recaptured) and was then exchanged and rejoined his regiment. With a splendid war record, he was given his honorable discharge, and located at Mansfield, where he founded the first suspender manufacturing company west of the Alleghenies, the Western Suspender Company, with which he continued to be identified until the time of his retirement. He and his wife then went to California, where his death occurred in 1920, Mrs. Rummell having passed away in the previous year. They were the parents of five sons and one daughter, of whom those living are: Dr. Frank G., of Piqua, and Fred R., of Ontario, Calif. Frank G. Rummell received his early education in the public schools of Mansfield, Ohio, and after his graduation from high school entered the Western Reserve University, Cleveland, where he applied himself to the study of dentistry. After receiving his degree he started practice at Piqua, in 1903, and here has built up a splendid practice, at present occupying well- appointed offices in the Ashton Building, 121 1/2 West As h street. He is a close student of his calling, in which he enjoys a splendid reputation, and is a member of the Psi Omega Dental fraternity, National Dental Association, Northern Ohio Dental Association, Ohio State Dental Association, and the Dental Preparedness League. Doctor Rummell took an active part in the movements which assisted in carrying on the great war, having been a liberal contributor to the Red Cross and other enterprises. He holds membership in the Piqua Club and the Golf Club and is a Mason, and belongs to the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Rummell, who was formerly Miss Carolyn Houser, is a sister of Bond Houser, a resident of this county.
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