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    F  C. ROBERTS, junior member of the firm of Shilling & Roberts, leading undertakers and dealers in furniture and carpets at Troy, has been a resident of this city for twenty-seven years and is closely identified with its business and social interests. He was born at Christiansburg, Champaign County, Ohio, in 1861, and spent his early life on a farm. Mr. Roberts was educated at Christiansburg and later took a business course in a commercial college at Columbus. He then became a clerk in a dry goods house at Troy and continued in that capacity, for thirteen years, at the end of that period buying the interest of a business man here and subsequently becoming junior partner in the firm of Shilling & Roberts. This firm does business in well equipped quarters on the southwest corner of the Public Square.

    In 1885 Mr. Roberts was married to Miss Mary E. Shilling, who was a daughter of Jesse Shilling, Sr. (deceased), who was a pioneer in Miami County. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he serving in an. official capacity. He is identified with the Knights of Pythias, is a Knight Templar Mason, belongs to the Troy Business Men's Association, to the Island Outing Club and to the Ohio State Undertaker' Association. He has never been especially active in politics but nevertheless has always taken a good citizen's interest in public affairs.

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