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Orville B. Armstrong, who is engaged in the milling business at Fairfield, manager of the Fairfield Feed Mills, of which his father, George H. Armstrong, who is engaged in the milling business at West Alexandria, is the proprietor, is a representative in the third generation of the continuous milling operations of the Armstrongs in this county, his grandfather, Samuel Armstrong, having been the builder of the mills at Clifton. He also has an uncle. J. E. Armstrong, who is engaged in the milling business at Bellefontaine.

Mr. Armstrong was born at Springfield, in the neighboring county of Clark, April 11, 1891, son and only child of George H. and Otilla (Hause) Armstrong, the latter of whom was born in that same county and the former, in Shelby county, this state. George H. Armstrong, who, as above set out, is now engaged in the milling business at West Alexandria, is a son of Samuel Armstrong, a veteran miller of this section of the state, who erected the Clifton mills and was long engaged in the milling business in that village, he and his son, G. H. Armstrong, operating the mill there in partnership. Mrs. Otilla Armstrong, mother of the subject of this sketch, died in 1898 and G. H. Armstrong afterward married Emma Fennimore. Orville B. Armstrong was but an infant when his father moved to Clifton to take charge of the mill there and he was reared in that village, receiving his schooling there. From the days of his early boyhood he was instructed in the details of the milling business, under the direction of his father and his grandfather, and in 1916 when his father bought the mill at West Alexandria he was put in charge of the Fairfield mill and has ever since been thus engaged.

On June 24, 1915, Orville B. Armstrong was united in marriage to Inez Lovette. of Yellow Springs, and to this union has been born one child, a son, George Wendell, born on May 13, 1916. Mrs. Armstrong was born in this county, and had lived at Clifton and at Yellow Springs, in which latter place she was engaged in teaching at the time of her marriage. She was graduated from the Clifton schools, as was her husband. Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong are members of the Reformed church.


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From History of Greene County Ohio, Its People, Industries and Institutions, vol. 2. M.A. Broadstone, editor. B. F. Bowen & Co., Indianapolis. 1918