Biography of H. E. Roberts
North Central Ohio Biographies

H. E. Roberts. As mayor of Hayesville, Mr. Roberts is numbered among the substantial and highly esteemed citizens of Ashland County. He was born in Richland County, March 10, 1883, the son of E. H. and Mary (Coble) Roberts.

E. H. Roberts, a native of Richland County, spent his early life there and about 1880 removed to Ashland County, where he continued his farming interests during the remainder of his life. He died in 1928 and is buried in Ashland. His widow, born in Ashland County, lives at Hayesville. Mr. Roberts was a Democrat, and held membership in the Dunkard Church. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Roberts: Orin, who died in 1928; Charles, lives at Red Haw, Ashland County; William, who lives near Ashland; H. E., the subject of this sketch; and John, lives at Akron, Ohio.

H. E. Roberts obtained his education in the district schools of Ashland County, and was interested in general farming until after his marriage in 1903. He then came to Hayesville and engaged in the manufacture of wire fence, later became a dealer in poultry, butter and eggs, and subsequently entered the grocery business. Mr. Roberts also continued as the owner of a well improved farm south of Hayesville, and later became the owner of the John Tilton farm near Nankin. He is now engaged in the painting and decorating business as a contractor.

In 1903 Mr. Roberts was united in marriage with Miss Nellie C. Strine, of Hayesville, the daughter of William and Leora (Humbert) Strine. They are residents of Hayesville. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts have no children.

Politically, Mr. Roberts has always been a Republican. He served for a number of years as a member of the city council and was elected to the office of mayor of Hayesville in November, 1929. He took a prominent part in the recent centennial celebration at Hayesville, and handled the affair in a highly satisfactory and successful manner.

Mr. and Mrs. Roberts are members of the Presbyterian Church.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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