ROBERTS, Alexander
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ROBERTS, Alexander H., of the firm of Carlile & Roberts, proprietors of the Pennsylvania Ammonia and Fertilizer Works, was born in Harrisburg, August 1, 1856. He is a son of Alexander and Charlotte E. (Geiger) Roberts, whose ancestors were early settlers of Harrisburg. He received his primary education in the public schools of Harrisburg, and later attended the preparatory school of Jacob F. Seiler. He completed his education at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. He went to Philadelphia and became a partner in the firm of Wm. B. Riely & Co., horse blanket manufacturers. He Continued in the business ten years, when he retired from the firm, returned to Harrisburg and engaged in the wholesale stationery business on Market Square, under the firm name of Roberts & Meck. He is still an active partner in this firm. In July, 1895, he became associated with Mr. A. W. Carlile in the manufacture of fertilizers.

He was married in Germantown, Philadelphia, April 8, 1885 to Miss Bertha Hill, daughter of Erastus and Sarah (Grafley) Hill. Of their four children, two died in infancy. The living children are Sarah H., born September 11, 1888, and Erastus H., born December 25, 1894. In political views Mr. Roberts is a Democrat.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 15 Nov 2000

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