Biography of Joseph P. Jolliff
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Joseph P. Jolliff, who is secretary and treasurer of the Sweet Clover Dairy Company, 133-135 North Bever Street, Wooster, is a substantial citizen of that community and a member of one of the oldest families of Wayne County. He was born in Wooster, Aug. 12, 1882, the son of William H. and Sarah (Wise) Jolliff.

William H. Jolliff has spent his entire life in Wooster and is now in the employ of the Peoples Loan Company. He was born in this city, in 1857, the son of Abraham Jolliff, one of the first settlers of Wooster. Abraham Jolliff was a miller and owned one of the first mills in this section of the state. His son, William H., operated one of the first dairy plants in Wooster and continued in that business for about 12 years. He also owned a large farm near the city. Sarah (Wise) Jolliff was born in Pennsylvania and was married in the city of Wooster in 1880. Mr. and Mrs. Jolliff celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1930. They are the parents of the following children: Harvey F., lives at Wooster; Joseph P., the subject of this sketch; Jay W., lives at Wooster; William G., lives at Wooster; John C., lives at Canton, Ohio; Walter R., lives at Wooster; Elsie, deceased; Gertrude, lives at home; and H. Leslie, is a professor of music at the University of Missouri.

Joseph P. Jolliff attended the public schools of Wooster and spent his boyhood on the farm. At the organization of the Sweet Clover Dairy Company in 1915 Mr. Jolliff became secretary-treasurer and manager. They are dealers in all kinds of dairy products and carry on an extensive business throughout Wayne and Holmes counties, their products also being shipped to Pittsburgh, Pa. "Sweet Clover" ice cream and butter have an especially wide sale and are recognized as high grade products.

On May 2, 1905, Mr. Jolliff married Miss Anna Rohr, who was born at Massillon, Ohio, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Baumberger) Rohr. The former lives retired at Wooster. Mrs. Rohr is deceased and is buried at Massillon. To Mr. and Mrs. Jolliff were born three sons: Leo B., assistant manager of Bauer Manufacturing Company of Wooster, born Sept. 29, 1906; Paul J., born Dec. 6, 1911; and Edward F., born June 30, 1914.

Mr. Jolliff is independent in politics. He holds membership in the Catholic Church, and belongs to the Knights of Columbus, third degree; and Lions Club. He has been a member of the Wooster Volunteer Fire Department since its organization and is the oldest "minute man" in the service.

From:
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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