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Articles & Local History > 1960 - Retires From Business - Sells Barber Business

Tampico Tornado, Aug 4, 1960 1;6


James DARBY, well known Tampico barber, has sold his business to Ben KEMLER of Wiliamsfield and retired.

Mr. KEMLER, a registered barber for eight years, is married and has  t wo children. He took possession of the shop Friday morning and will move his family here before school starts.

Mr. DARBY learned the trade from the late E. H. McGRATH and John  STROUSS, starting in 1914. He served overseas during World War I and on his return worked in shops in Dixon, Polo and Mt. Morris for some time before returning here to work for Mr. STROUSS. He started his own shop in 1939.


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