ROE, Edw. J.
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ROE, EDWARD J., proprietor of the Brookwood pharmacy, was born at Rohrsburg, Columbia county, Pa., June 28, 1861. He is a son of Dr. Francis M. and Sarah A. Roe. His parents settled in Harrisburg in April, 1880. His father and grandfather were medical practitioners. Dr. Francis M. Roe practiced his profession at Rohrsburg, Pa., and also in Michigan and Indiana, during his residence in those States. Upon talking up his residence in Harrisburg he abandoned the practice of his profession, and on June 10, 1880, embarked in the drug business, to which he devoted his entire attention until his death, which occurred July 6, 1892. His wife and four of their children are living: Edward J., Ada S., a teacher in the public schools of Harrisburg, William, a pharmacist of Washington, D. C., and Carrie A.

Edward J. Roe, when very young, was taken by his parents to Michigan; a year later they removed to Indiana, locating in Elkhart county. He was educated in the public schools of Bristol, and also took a course in the Business College of Harrisburg. In the fall of 1880 the family removed to Harrisburg. Edward J. then became pharmaceutical clerk in his father’s store. For the past twelve years he has been a member of the firm, and since the death of his father has conducted the business in his own and his mother’s interest. Mr. Rose was married at Pottsville, Pa., November 26, 1891, to Carrie De Frehn, daughter of Joseph and Abigail De Frehn, both old and honored residents of Schuylkill county. To them were born, August 1894, twin boys, who died when but a few weeks old. Mr. Roe is a charter member of Steelton Lodge, No. 184, I. O. O. F., and of the Fraternal Mystic Circle, Ruling No. 440, of Harrisburg. In political views he is a Republican. He attends the Episcopal church, of which Mrs. Roe is a member.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Donna Whipple for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 Jan 2001

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