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Sanford C. Retter

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 709

     who leads in the hardware line at Maplewood, O., being owner and proprietor of a well stocked store at this place, is one of the town's prosperous young business men, a property owner and reliable citizen. He was born in Jackson township, Shelby county, O., April 3, 1880, and is a son of Albert and Mary (McCord) Retter.
     Albert Retter is a merchant doing business at Maplewood, having a large general store and supplying commodities of all kinds to both town and adjacent country. He married first Miss Mary McCord, who died in 1882, leaving but one child, Sanford C. Mr. Retter's second marriage was with Rebecca Shade and they have one child, Bonnie.
     When his school days were over, Sanford C. Retter gave his father assistance in his store and added to the mercantile experience secured there by five years as a clerk for P. L. Stafford. In 1905 he erected a handsome building for himself and in 1006 embarked in his present line. He handles general hardware and all kinds of agricultural implements and also does tinning and spouting work.
     On April 3, 1908, Mr. Retter was married to Miss Cora LeFevre, a daughter of Jacob and Dulcina (Line) LeFevre, fanning people, who had other children as follows: Edmund, William and James; Warren, who is deceased; Alice, who is the wife of Alien Baker; Minnie, who is the wife of Lape Vesper; and Guernie, who is the wife of Elza A. Baker. While nominally a democrat, Mr. Retter uses his own judgment in local politics. He is identified fraternally with the Knights of Pythias at Maplewood.

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