Biography of Florentine D. Roth
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Roth, Florentine D., son of John W. and Elizabeth (Daniels) Roth, was born at Nazareth, Pa., July 17, 1855. His ancestors were of German and English descent and were among the early settlers of this country. Mr. Roth began his business career in a village store as a clerk and before he attained his majority had charge of a large general store at his native home, where he remained for twelve years. At this date his services were secured by the firm of Bush & Bull at Easton, Pa., where they had a branch store, and after a year he was sent to Watertown by this firm and after another year was admitted to membership in the dry goods firm of Bush, Bull, Roth & Co. This was in 1882, and August 2, 1897, he in company with Mr. Santee succeeded that firm under the firm name of Roth & Santee. Mr. Roth has always taken an active interest in politics, has been an ardent Democrat, was elected alderman from the Third ward, was mayor of the city and the Democratic nominee for member of assembly in the First District. In 1880 he married Emily V., daughter of Palmer and Mary E. (Lerch) Santee.

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