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    W. A. ZINK

    W. A. ZINK, well known as a prosperous business man of West Milton, is proprietor of the oldest meat market in the village and in addition deals quite extensively in live stock, hides and tallow. He was reared to the business, in which his father and his grandfather were engaged before him. Some of his mother's family also followed that occupation, his brothers all are butchers, and his sisters married butchers.

    Mr. Zink was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1873, and is a son of Joseph and Mary (Gergens) Zink, being one of twelve children born to his parents, of whom ten are now living. Joseph Zink was born and reared in Montgomery County, Ohio, his father being the oldest butcher in that county. He started his market and conducted it some years, then moved to Vandalia, Ohio, where he conducted a market one year. About the year 1888 he became a resident of West Milton and actively continued butchering here until 1907, since which time he has led a retired life.

    W. A. Zink attended the public schools at West Milton, and from his boyhood days has been identified with the butchering business. In 1902 he purchased the shop of his father and has since continued with great success. He has a new cement front building under course of construction, adjoining the post office, and when completed it will be one of the most up-to-date buildings of the place, and a credit to the town. He has a large and well established trade, running two wagons and giving employment to three men. He is a man of hustle and enterprise, and is exceedingly popular among his fellow citizens. Mr. Zink was united in marriage with Lora Iddings, a daughter of William Iddings, of Ludlow Falls, and they became parents of two children, Oneda and Harold. Politically, he is a Democrat.

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