Harvey M. Getter is a native of Montgomery County, having been born in the little village of Ellerton, Ohio, on May 7, 1878. After taking advantage of the educational opportunities offered by the village school he began work as a clerk. In time he became an expert in the grocery line and was made manager of the Enterprise Grocery Company, of Dayton. He was engaged in the grocery and meat business when appointed patrolman, August 6, 1904. Mr. Getter is prominently identified with Dayton Lodge No. 273, I. O. O. F., and with Dayton Home, No. 45, Home Guards. His wife's name is Ora.