William Henry Roll

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. --Laurence Binyon,"Ode of Remembrance"

I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the string that binds them is mine own. --Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Documenting your family history is a lifelong pursuit, a task of pleasure and research that is never completely finished.

Not to know one's ancestors, is to be a tree without roots, a stream without a source. --Kung-fut-se

The wind whispers through the trees, recalling words and dreams and memories of those who left us long ago. --Unknown

St. Basil of Caesarea, born about 330 A.D., said, "A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."


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Isaac Clifford Roll
Educator and Genealogist

Spouse(s): Maybel Ernestine Reed, Thelma Inez Cobb
Family tree: Isaac Clifford Roll 1886-1960

Isaac Clifford Roll

A Collection of Notes

Isaac Clifford Roll became a member of the Holland Society of New York through recognition of Jan Mangelese as his original Dutch ancestor. He did research on the Roll Family for many years and was ready to publish when he died.

Source: Wilson, Richard Timbook. Genealogy of the New Jersey Rolls.  Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey 1921.

Mr. I. Clifford Roll, who is a member of the Historical and Philosophical Society, is very proud of the unusual distinction of having three generations of Rolls in the American Revolution as patriots, and he is also proud of the truly American line which goes back to the daughter of a Mohawk chief. He is a member of the Lafayette Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, in Akron, Ohio, which he has served in various offices and as secretary. He is one of few living members of the organization who could become a member on the record of a great grandfather.

Source: Roll, I. Clifford, and Marie Dickoré. The Abraham Roll Family from New Jersey: Pioneers in Hamilton County, Ohio. Bulletin of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio 18 (October 1960): 284-295

I spent 35 years in school work and retired while an elementary School principal June 30, 1955. I graduated from Hiram College, Hiram Ohio with an A.B. degree in 1914. I am a member of various Masonic bodies, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Huguenot Society, the Springfield N.J. Historical Society, the Genealogical Society of N.J., the Holland Society of New York, and the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio.

Source: Roll, I. Clifford. Background of the Roll Family in America. Cincinnati, Ohio: I.C. Roll, undated.

Kinsman Township schools were eventually centralized and the township now has a first grade school and constitutes a school district by itself, with I. Clifford Roll as superintendent.

Source: Butler, Joseph Green. History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Ohio, Vol. I. Mahoning Co., Ohio: American Historical Society, 1921, p. 643.