ALBERT H. ROE
The Erie Record, Friday, Aug. 4, 1905
Died: July 27, 1905
A. H. Roe died at his home in Waldo, Kan., on Thursday, July 27, 1905, after an illness of six months, aged 63 years, 5 months and 8 days. The deceased was a brother of Frank and Frant Roe of Erie and was well known and most highly respected by every old resident of this city---his home for many years. While a resident of Neosho county, Mr. Roe was a prominent factor in political and business circles.
Albert H. Roe was born in St. Joseph county, Indiana, February 19, 1842. When but a small boy he removed with his parents into Michigan where he was educated and grew to manhood. From there he removed to Iowa, and enlisted as a private in Crocker’s Iowa Brigade, Co. A, 13th Iowa Vol. Inft., 3d Brigade, 4th Div., 17th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee. In 1865, he came to Kansas locating in Neosho county. Here he built, and opened the first business house in what is now known as old Erie, and was appointed it’s first postmaster. He served in this capacity at different times for a term of fifteen years. He was married November 7, 1867, to Jennie Brownell, of Manchester, Iowa. In 1868 he retired from the mercantile business to his farm on sec. 18, Erie township, opening up a farm of 100 acres. He returned to Erie and re-entered the mercantile business in 1873. Two years later, he was again installed as postmaster. He continued in the mercantile business until his failing health demanded a change and ten years later he returned his farm. In 1888, having taken an active part in politics, he was nominated and elected to the office of register of deeds where he served two terms. He retired from active political life when he removed to Osborne county for his health in 1892, buying a ranch near Waldo. The following year he bought a hardware store and residence in Waldo where he resided until his death. Mr. Roe is survived by a wife and six children—two sons Henry C. and James Roe, and four daughters, Miss Etta Roe, Mrs. Robert Elder, Mrs. J. N. Elder and Mrs. J. C. Carr all of Waldo.
Their many friends in Erie join THE RECORD in extending deepest sympathy to the family in their hour of deepest bereavement.