Biography of Charles W. Roberts

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Roberts, Charles W., Aurora, p. o. East Aurora, born in Buffalo, December 28, 1847, is a son of Amos and Samantha (Letson) Roberts, both born in England, he a son of Abasalom Roberts who came from England about 1809 and finally settled in Aurora, where he lived and died. The father of Charles was a carpenter by trade and afterward in the cattle trade. He was justice a number of years. Charles W. Roberts was reared and educated in East Aurora; he also attended school in Indianapolis Academy for about two years, where his parents moved in 1858 and remained two years. Mr. Roberts at sixteen years of age started working for himself in the oil fields of Pennsylvania and was in the oil country about sixteen years, going there in 1865. In 1887 he came to East Aurora and purchased the Globe Hotel, of which he has since been proprietor. In 1872 he married Elizabeth Dalton of Tylersburg, Pa. He is a member of Aurora Borealis Lodge No. 642, I. O. O. F., and also a member of the A. O. U. W.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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