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Charles E. Craig

Charles E. Craig, county surveyor of Allen County,
and a popular and efficient official, was born in Auglaize County, Ohio,
December 3, 1870, and is a son of Silas and Mahala (Stepleton) Craig,
who are natives of Allen County.   They reared a family of seven
         Mr. Craig, who is one of a family of seven children, was reared
on his father's farm and obtained his primary education in the public
schools.  Afterwards he became a student at the Ohio Normal University
and still later at Lima College.  For probably 10 years he followed his
profession as surveyor and engineer during the summer seasons in Allen
County, spending his winters teaching school.  In 1903 he was elected
county surveyor of Allen County on the Democratic ticket.  This position
brings with it many important duties and requires a well-equipped man
properly to perform them.  Such Mr. Craig has proven himself to be.  In
addition to his own personal work, two deputy surveyors are required,
over whom he has entire supervision.
           Mr. Craig is looked upon as one of the rising young men of
Allen County, and he is personally popular with his fellow citizens,
irrespective of party.  He is fraternally connected with the Odd Fellows
and the Knights of the Golden Eagle.  At present writing Mr. Craig is
unmarried and resides at No. 789 Oak Street, Lima.