ROY, John F.

ROY, John F. — banker, born Front Royal, Va., Aug. 15, 1845; Scotch descent; son of Beverly and Jane (Lawrence) Roy; father’s occupation, miller; received common school education; married Helen F. YEARGIN Feb. 24, 1870; Democrat; organized Bank of Alexandria in 1888, cashier of same for 22 years; elected president Bank of Alexandria (Tenn.) 1909, which position he now holds; has organized banks at Watertown, Algood, Smithville, Gassaway and Hickman (Tenn.) being a director in the last two; general manager and principal owner of the implement and warehouse business of Roy & Jones, established 1890; member Masons and M. E. church, South.

Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. Memphis: Paul & Douglas Co, 1911.

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