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    Rollin C. Jay, a progressive agriculturist of Newton township and a member of the board of township trustees, was born in this township, in 1864, a son of Jonathan and Mary Ann (Rigle) Jay. He belongs to an agricultural family and his parents followed farming throughout their lives in Miami county, where they were held in high esteem. After securing a district school education, Rollin C. Jay started assisting his father on the home place and on reaching manhood began operations on his own account. He is now the possessor of a well-cultivated and productive property, on which he has installed modern improvements and commodious buildings, including an attractive home in the Pleasant Hill community. He is intelligent and practical in his work and has contributed his share toward maintaining high agricultural standards in this locality. During the war period Mr. Jay was active in the Red Cross movement, taking part in the organization of the workers in his township and later canvassing for funds as chairman for Newton township. For several years he has been a member of the Newton township board of trustees, a position in which he has rendered efficient and conscientious service to his fellow-citizens. Mr. Jay married Maggie, daughter of Charles and Sophia (Trost) Zimmerman, whose brother, Charles Zimmerman, had a son, Clarence, who saw training service during the World war and was sent to France. Mr. and Mrs. Jay had four children: Forest, who is engaged in farming in Miami county; Opal, who became the wife of Dan Bashore; Lova, who became the wife of H. Lowry, and Statia, who became the wife of Forest Noel. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Jay married Rosa, daughter of Isaiah Pemberton, a farmer of Union township, Miami county, and they have one child, Frieda. Dr. Walter Hayworth, who was with the United States Army during the troubles on the Mexican border, is a nephew of the present Mrs. Jay.

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