Location: Sherrodsville Ohio

Biographical Sketch of James Justus Roby

Roby, James Justus; coal operator, born, Sherodsville, O., May 16, 1865; son of David and Sarah Justus Roby; common school education in Carroll County, Ohio, schools, and International Correspondence Schools, of Scranton, Pa.; married, Sherodsville, May 30, 1887, Della M. Henderson; two children, deceased; 1884 to 1900, agt. Wheeling & Lake Erie R. R.; 1895 to 1900, supt. Wheeling, Lake Erie & Pittsburgh Coal Co.; 1900-1911, vice pres. Roby Coal Co.; from 1912, efficiency engineer (coal mining operations); 1913, pres. and director The Short Creek Coal Co.; member Ohio Mining Commission under Gov. Harris; member The Cleveland Engineering Society; member