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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 Forest City Lodge, No. 368, F. A. M., Cleveland Chapter, No. 148, R. A. M., Holy rood Commandery, No. 32, K. T., Lake Erie Consistory, S. P. R. S., 32nd degree, Al Koran Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., AI Sirat Grotto, No. 17, M. 0. V. P. F. R., Cleveland Council, No. 36, R. &7 S. M., B. P. O. E., No. 18, Cleveland; member Union, and Athletic Clubs and Chamber of Commerce.