Randolph County, Indiana
Charles Alvin Roll
Alvin Roll, liveryman of Lynn, Randolph county, is one of the fortunate
type who spent his younger days on the farm. He was born in Darke county, Ohio,
November 2, 1876, and is a son of John C. and Matilda (Shields)
Roll. The father was born in Wayne county, Indiana in January, 1832. He
devoted his active life to farming. His death occurred in April, 1908. His
widow who was born in May, 1839, is still living, now nearing her seventy-fifth
birthday. She is a product of pioneer days and talks interestingly of the olden
times. Like her husband before her she has always enjoyed a wide circle of warm
friends throughout the locality where she has lived so long.
Charles A. Roll grew to
manhood on the home farm and there he worked hard when a boy, assisting his
father with the crops and he received a fair education in the rural public
schools. He remained on the home farm until he was twenty-five years old, then
turned his attention to the livery business, which has continued to be his
vocation. He first established himself in this line of endeavor in Greenville,
Ohio, where he remained nine years, during which time he got a good start. He
then went into the same business in Arcanum, Ohio, where he remained three
years with his usual success, then came to Lynn, Indiana, and has been in the
livery business here ever since. He has a large patronage being popular with
the general traveling public and is well equipped for prompt and high-class
service. He has ten good horses and substantial rigs. He also owns a
hay-bailer, which he operates in season. Mr. Roll is an auctioneer of
rare ability and his services are in great demand in this connection. He has
given eminent satisfaction at all the sales, which he has cried.
Roll was married January 30, 1900, to Virginia Creighton, who was
born in Greenville, Ohio, October 20, 1883, and there grew to womanhood and was
educated. To our subject and wife two children have been born, namely: Mason,
born January 10, 1902; and Creighton, born October 2, 1905. They are
both attending school.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson
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