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.