Roe, Edward R.
Born: 1813-06-22 Ohio
Died: 1893-11-06 Chicago, Illinois
Born in Lebanon, Ohio, Edward R. Roe was a physician, journalist, newspaper editor, amateur geologist, inventor, professor, U.S. Army officer, court clerk, author, state representative, and U.S. marshal. Roe and his father moved to Cincinnati in 1819. In September 1836, he married Ellisan Dunham, with whom he eventually had at least five children. He later attended Louisville Medical Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated in 1842. He began practicing medicine in Anderson, Indiana, then relocated his practice to Shawneetown, Illinois. In 1848, he relocated again, this time to Jacksonville, Illinois, where he remained until 1852. While in Jacksonville, Roe pursued an interest in geology, lectured on geology and the natural sciences, worked in journalism, invented a machine related to telegraph technology, and edited the
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