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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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R. LEWIS ROLLER, manager, West Elizabeth, is a son of J. H. and Mary A. (Rhule) Roller, and was born in Williamsburg, Blair county, Pa., in 1857. He was educated at Lewisburg University, after which he studied law for a year, and then entered the railroad office at Altoona; afterward he was engaged as bookkeeper for the Hollidaysburg Iron and Nail company, of Hollidaysburg, and for Cavett & McKnight, of Pittsburgh. Close application to business having impaired his health, he traveled extensively through the west and south, and finally entered the employ of Joseph Walton & Co., at West Elizabeth, as bookkeeper, a position he held four years, when he was made manager of their immense stores at this place. He married, in 1887, Miss Iba H., daughter of Mrs. Mary E. Smith, of West Elizabeth. Mr. Roller is a member of the Pittsburgh Masonic lodge, and he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church of West Elizabeth, of which he is trustee.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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