C. E. Kindell

C. E. Kindell, whose place of business is at No. 999
West Wayne street, Lima, is known throughout Lima and Allen County as
the proprietor of one of the neatest and most extensive grocery stores
in the city. Mr. Kindell was born in 1861 in Mercer County, Ohio, and
is a son of J. H. Kindell who has been an honored resident of Lima for
the past 30 years and who was for many years one of the leading
contractors and builders here.
Our subject received hs education at various points, finally
learning telegraphy under C. B. Rice, at Elida, Ohio. Having been
appointed assistant postmaster and mailing clerk at Delphos, he engaged
in that work for eight months when he was tendered the position of night
operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad at Lima, and came here to take up
his new duties. He remained at this station about two and a half years
and then made a tour of the South and West, including Old Mexico, which
covered about the same length of time. During this period he was
employed in various telegraph offices at the points visited. On
returning East he was with the Standard Oil Company one year, after
which he was employed at the LaFayette car shops for a short time and
then went back to telegraphing. He was operator and agent at VanBuren,
Ohio, two and a half years when he came to Lima as operator for the C.,
H. & D. Railway, holding that position for more than seven years. The
next four years was passed in the C. & E. Railroad telegraph office. In
1902 Mr. Kindell purchased he grocery stock of Aaron Albert and has
conducted the business at the old stand on West Wayne street ever since.
He is a thorough business man and has built up a large patronage among
the best class of people. He makes it a point to cater to the wants of
his customers and, as this fact is recognized and appreciated, he does a
thriving business.
Mr. Kindell was first married to Ida M. McClellan who was a
daughter of John McClellan, of Lima. They had one child, Edna M. In
September 1895, he married Ella Gillette, a daughter of E. V. Gillette,
who was formerly engaged in the general merchandise business at
Prospect, Ohio, and is now living a retired life at Kieferville. Mr.
Kindell is a member of Grand Division, Order of Railway Telegraphers, of
which body he was one of the organizers, on the C., H. & D. Railway.