C. H. East

C. H. East, secretary and treasurer of The Lima Trust Company,
is one of Lima's prominent men.  He was born March 21,
1869, near Lima, and was educated in the public schools of this city.
       Mr. East's earlier business associations were with railroad work,
for four years being connected with the freight department of the
Pennsylvania Railroad.  On July 16, 1889, he accepted a position as
bookkeeper in The Ohio National Bank and on January 1, 1895, he became
assistant cashier.  He continued in this position until March 1903,
when he resigned in order to accept that of secretary and treasurer of
The Lima Trust Company.  He had other important business interests,
having organized and founded, in association with his brother, William
S. East, The East Iron & Machine Company, one of the leading industries
of Lima.
         The Lima Trust Company was organized and incorporate in
February, 1903, with a capital stock of $200,000, fully paid up, and
they began business with these officers: Davis J. Cable, president; J.
D. S. Neely, 1st vice-president; J. Oscar Hover, 2nd vice-president; and
C. H. East, secretary and treasurer.  Subsequently J. D. S. Neely was
made president and E. R. Curtin, 1st vice-president.  A general banking
business is carried on, also a savings department; they hold the largest
deposits of any financial institution in the city.
          Mr. East is a charter member of the Y. M. C. A. of Lima.  For
years he has been a member of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church.