Roland A. Auble. One of the leading figures in the business life of Medina County is Roland A. Auble, who is
president of the Peoples Savings & Loan Company of Wadsworth, and a member of the real estate and insurance
firm of Neath, Daniel & Auble. He was born near Wadsworth, Sept. 6, 1871, the son of Thomas and Maria (Turner)
Auble. Thomas Auble is a representative citizen of Wadsworth, where he has had numerous business interests. He
was born in Center County, Pa., Nov. 12, 1850, the son of Andrew and Margaret (Motz) Auble, who were natives of
Pennsylvania and among the early settlers of Wadsworth, having settled here in 1850, when their son, Thomas, was
but three months old. Andrew Auble was married twice, Thomas being the only child born to Margaret (Motz) Auble.
She died in 1875. By a former marriage a daughter, Westanna, was born, who married Henry Rosenberger, deceased,
and she lives in Nebraska. Andrew Auble died in 1905. Thomas Auble is one of the largest landowners in Medina County,
at the present time having in his possession a well improved farm of 1,000 acres in Wadsworth and Sharon townships.
He is president of the Wadsworth Brick & Tile Company, and a director of the Wadsworth Savings and Trust Company.
He has held numerous township offices and has always been prominent in the political and civic life of the community.
Thomas Auble married Maria Turner, who was the grand daughter of Alexander Turner, a native of Connecticut, who
came to Ohio in 1820 and settled in Wadsworth Township. His son, Alonzo Turner, was the father of Maria Turner.
To Thomas and Maria (Turner) Auble were born three children: Roland A., the subject of this sketch; Andrew, who
was a pioneer in the automobile business in Akron, now retired, lives at Akron, Ohio; Grace, married W. R. Koontz,
lives at Wadsworth; and Stanley, who died in 1913 at the age of 26 years.
Roland A. Auble was reared and educated in Wadsworth, and as a young man took over the management of a 300 acre
farm in Wadsworth Township, which he still owns. The Auble estate is known as Home Brook Hill, and is among the
finest to be found in Medina County. For a number of years Mr. Auble has been identified with the Peoples Savings
& Loan Company of Wadsworth, and was elected president of the institution at its organization in 1922. He is
also a director of the Wadsworth Brick & Tile Company, and is interested in the real estate and insurance business
in Wadsworth, with offices at 110 Main Street.
On Feb. 25, 1892, Mr. Auble was married (first) to Miss Fietta Miller, the daughter of John and Susan Miller, who
were early settlers of Medina County. She was born Nov. 29, 1871, and died Feb. 25, 1920. She is buried in Woodlawn
Cemetery, Wadsworth. To Mr. and Mrs. Auble were born six daughters: 1. LaVonne, married Forest Cox, and they have
three sons, Theodore, Thomas, and Robert. 2. Sue, married Capt. Frank Hilliard, a funeral director, Wadsworth.
3. Marjorie, a graduate of Wittenberg College, married Gordon Phillips, and they have three children, Gordon, Jr.,
Dorothy Ruth, and Richard. 4. Dorothy, a graduate of Wittenberg College, the widow of Charles Schneider, who died
in June, 1930, and they had two children, Sue Frances, and Charles, Jr. She is a teacher in the Wadsworth public
school. 5. Grace, a graduate of Wittenberg College, married Joseph Neath, who is an electrical engineer in the
employ of the Ohio Match Company. They have a son, Joseph, Jr. 6. Virginia, who attends Wittenberg College. All
are residents of Wadsworth.
On Oct. 5, 1923, Mr. Auble was married (second) to Miss Nora Baird, of Ashland County, the daughter of William
and Lucy Baird. Mr. Baird lives retired at Jeromesville, Ohio. His wife is deceased. To Roland A. and Nora (Baird)
Auble have been born three children: Helen, born in 1924; Joan, born in 1927; and Donna, born in 1930.
Mr. Auble has served as trustee of Wadsworth Township for 16 years, having resigned in 1927. He was deputy state
supervisor of elections in Medina County for a period of four years, and in 1930 was elected county commissioner.
He has also served as a member of the township school board. Mr. Auble is a Republican.
Mr. Auble is a member of the Lutheran Church, of which he was a trustee for ten years. Mrs. Auble is a member of
the Church of Christ of Wadsworth, where she has been active in Sunday School work for many years. He is a member
of I. O. O. F. and the Wadsworth Business Men's Association, and has always taken an active interest in all civic
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
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