Ross A. Flatt represents the younger and progressive business element of Champaign County, and in many ways has shown his splendid capabilities in business affairs. He is a son of A. J. Flatt, the well known grain and general merchant at Leverett, concerning whom further mention is made on other pages.
Ross A. Flatt was born on his father’s farm in Somer Township of Champaign County April 10, 1890. He grew up on the farm, attended the common schools and finished his education in the Champaign High School. When his school work was finished he began assisting his father in the business at Leverett, and gradually acquired a thorough and detailed knowledge of general merchandising, grain and farm implement trade. In 1909 he became a partner with his father under the name Flatt & Son, and their store, elevators and other activities constitute a bulk of the business transacted in the community at Leverett.
Mr. Flatt was married to Ella S. Roberts, daughter of Joseph B. and Elizabeth Roberts of Somer Township. They have one son, now three years of age, Ross, Jr. In politics Mr. Flatt is a Republican, and is affiliated with Urbana Lodge No. 991 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.