Biography of Charles A. McKim
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

CHARLES A. McKIM, postmaster at Celina and one of Mercer County's leading business men, was born, in Erie County, Ohio, November 22, 1859, and is a son of Dr. James F. and Abby (La Boitteaux) McKim. For many years Dr. McKim was a prominent physician and surgeon at Erie, Ohio. He was survived by three children.

Charles A. McKim was 13 years old when his home was changed to the State of Indiana, where he remained until June, 1880, when he came to Mercer County, Ohio. For a number of years he was largely interested in the timber business and then opened a drug store. He became one of the leading druggists at Celina and finally disposed of his drug interests in 1900. In May, 1898, he was appointed postmaster; he has made a record as a faithful and efficient public official. This office is one of importance, the government affording him one assistant and 12 employees, including the rural mail carriers.

In 1870 Mr. McKim was united in marriage with Elizabeth Snyder, the accomplished daughter of the late veteran journalist and Democratic statesman, Hon. A. P. J. Snyder. An extended sketch of Mr. Snyder will be found in this work. Mrs. McKim has inherited much of her father's literary ability and is the capable editor of the Mercer County Standard, with which he was connected for 50 years. Politically Mr. McKim is identified with the Republican party. He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.

History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois

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