Biography of Robert Jardine
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





ROBERT JARDINE, plumber, steam and gas fitter, Springfield. Among the many business men of this city that should be mentioned is our subject, Robert Jardine, plumber, steam and gas fitter. He was born in Dumbarton, near Dumbarton Castle, Scotland, Jan. 22, 1852; when 6 years old his father died, leaving the mother with the care of four children. When Robert was 12 years old, he entered a drug store as clerk, where he remained about two years; he then engaged as bookkeeper of a large wholesale house, where he served some three years, and then began painting at which he worked until August, 1871, when he embarked for America with his sister Marion. The mother died in 1871. James is now living in Colorado, and the rest in Springfield, Ohio. Robert's present business was established in 1870 by his brothers, with whom Robert learned the trade. After working for them four years, he became one of the firm by buying James' interest, and in December, 1879, Robert took sole charge. He was married, Oct 25, 1877, to Mary L. Voll, daughter of Louis and Margaret (Alexander) Voll; their home has been made glad by two charming girls, Mary Alice and Clara L. Mrs. Jardine was born Sept. 27, 18M, in Bavaria, Germany; she came to America with her parents in 1854, and Clark County, Ohio, in 1861. Our subject served as a volunteer in the militia of Scotland three years, he was one of the original members of the Champion City Guards, serving with them five years as Sergeant; is a Master Mason of Anthony Lodge, No. 455, F. & A. M.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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