Roy William Babcock, a member ofa family which for three generations has been represented in Toledo, typifies
in his life the spirit of progress and enterprise which has been a dominant force in the development and upbuilding
of the city and although but thirty years of age he is now at the head of a large dairy and has already won a measure
of success which many an older man might well envy. He was born in this city on the 19th of March, 1892, and is
a son of William Henry and Jennie (Braunchweriger) Babcock, also natives of this city, which has always been their
home. Both: the paternal and maternal grandparents of the subject of this review came to Toledo during the pioneer
period of its development and each volunteered for service in the Civil war. They remained residents of the city
until called to their final rest; William H. Babcock is devoting his attention to dairy farming and is the owner
of one of the finest farms in Lucas county. Mrs. Babcock also survives and they have become the parents of four,
children: Roy William, Walter, Mrs. E. Urie and Mrs. William Forman, all of Toledo.
The grammar and high schools of this city afforded Roy W. Babcock his educational opportunities and after completing
his studies he turned his attention to the milk business. For' some time he had charge of his father's' business
and later organized the Babcock Dairy Company, of which he is sole owner. In 1919 he erected his present plant,
which is equipped for the pasteurization of milk and cream and is the largest independent dairy in the country,
utilizing forty one emploves. It is valued at one hundred thousand dollars and is modern in every respect, particular
attention being given to sanitation. Mr. Babcock conducts the business along the most, progressive lines, securing
a high degree of efficiency in its management, and there is a large demand for the products of his dairy because
of, their purity and wholesomeness.
On the 17th of August. 1915, Mr. Babcock was married to Miss Ruth Margaret Probeck, a daughter of Mr. and Mis.
John Probeck of this city, and they have three children: Wayne Harold, who was born April 4, 1917; Betty Jeans
born November 25, 1919; and Ruth Margaret. born December 23. 1921. Mr. Babcock is a member of the Pilgrim Congregational
church of Toledo, of which he is serving as a trustee, and his political support is given to the republican party.
He is deeply interested in the welfare and advancement of his city and is a member of both the Toledo and West
Toledo Chambers of Commerce. He is also connected with the Exchange Club and is a York Rite Mason, while in the
Scottish Rite Consistory he has taken the thirty second degree and is a Shriner. He is an exceptionally capable
and progressive young business man whose rapidly expanding powers have placed him in a position of leadership in
his chosen field of activity and Toledo is proud to claim him as one of her native sons.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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