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Joseph C. Royon

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 591

     has been among the most active and influential of the citizens of Shelby county for more than thirty years; as a lawyer, agriculturist and manufacturer. In 1878 he was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan and practiced his profession for a time at Greenville and later at Sidney, in association with the late Judge Jacob S. Conklin and during four years he was solicitor for the city of Sidney. His large interest in other things, especially manufacturing, requiring his attention he withdrew from active practice in 1891 and removed from Sidney to his farm near Houston.
    In 1879 he married Mollie A. Flinn, daughter of David Flinn, of Loramie township and together they spent ten months in a tour of Europe, visiting among other places, the ancestral home of the Royon family in France. His career has been distinguished by its constructive qualities and by an appreciation of the worth of probity of character in affairs of business. He has been active in support of education in its broader lines and in its local development. All of his children, on reaching the suitable ages, have been graduated from or are now attending advanced schools of learning: his daughter, Josephine, having graduated from the Maryland College for Women at Lutherville. Md., near Baltimore, while his son Joseph C. Royon. Jr., a graduate of the law department of the Ohio State University, has for some time past been a member of the firm of Carr, Steams, Chamberlian & Royon of Cleveland, and his son Edward, a graduate of the College of Mechanical Engineering of Ohio State University, is following his profession in the same city.
     Mr. Royon has been president of The R. Givens & Son Company since its organization with a capital stock of $300,000 and with an annual business of approximately a half million dollars. He has been the president of the board of education of the Houston school district, in which there has been erected a new and model school building and at which the first centralization of schools in the county has taken place. He is also interested in other manufacturing corporations in Sidney. He has at all times been an influential factor in the republican politics of the county and state and it may be well said that he has been active in all lines calling for the higher ideals of citizenship.

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