Randolph  County,  Indiana

Charles  Alvin  Roll

            Charles 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.
             Mr. 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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