M.M. Roland

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M. M. ROLAND, farmer, residing in South Bend township. Armstrong county, Pa., was born in that township, June 5, 1879, a son of John F. and Margaret (Early) Roland, and a grandson of William Roland. William Roland was born in Blair county, Pa., but spent the greater part of his life in Armstrong county.

John F. Roland, son of William and father of M. M. Roland, was born in Blair county, and died at the age of eighty years in 1909, in Armstrong county, to which he came with his parents when a boy of ten years. For some years in early manhood he taught school in Washington county, and later worked at the carpenter´┐Żs trade and farming, owning a farm of 109 acres in South Bend township, on which he died. He married Margaret Early, and twelve children were born to them, eleven of whom survive. John F. Roland and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She died, Dec. 19, 1906.

M. M. Roland is the youngest of the above mentioned family. He attended the public schools until his fifteenth year, and for three years afterward worked in a mill at Leechburg, since when he has followed general farming.

Mr. Roland was married Feb. 25, 1901, in Indiana, to Rosa Sinsenbigler, a daughter of H. B. Sinsenbigler, of south Bend township, whose ancestors were Germans. He and his wife had five children, Mrs. Roland being the third in order of birth. Her father died in 1908 and her mother in 1892. To Mr. and Mrs. Roland four children have been born, the three survivors being: Goldie L., born March 7, 1903; Elmer Ellsworth, born May 22, 1905; and Ira J., born Aug. 22, 1909. In politics Mr. Roland is a Republican and is proud of the fact that his first presidential vote was cast for William McKinley.

Source: Page 954, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed November 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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