Biography of E. W. Roach
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Roach, E. W., Colton, was born in Pierrepont in 1851, a son of Morris Roach of Ireland, who was born in 1811 and married Joanna O'Kief, by whom he had eleven children, four sons and two daughters now surviving. In 1845 Mr. Roach and family came to Potsdam, and he worked on the Northern railroad for several years. He then worked on a farm, and also rented farm land. About 1848 he came to Pierrepont and settled, owning now a place of 140 acres. E. W. Roach was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He early engaged in farming and now owns 137 acres in Colton, besides two houses and lots. He was for a time engaged in the lumber business, and was also proprietor of the Stark Hotel at Stark Falls for about three years. In 1889 he came to this village and has since been engaged in the restaurant business. He married in 1887, Kittie Clohosey, a native of Pierrepont, and daughter of Edward Clohosey, a native of Ireland, who came to America with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Roach have three children: Vernice, Grace E. and Leo. Mr. Roach is a Democrat, but has never aspired to office, He and family are members of the Catholic church.

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