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Charles Forrest Rohr
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1880
Plainfield
Will County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 29, 1960
Naperville
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

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Euclid Lodge No. 65 A.F. & A.M.
Master 1941
Euclid Chapter No. 13, R.A.M.
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Biography reprinted from "History of DuPage County", 1923.

Rohr, Charles Forrest, proprietor of the DuPage Greenhouses at Naperville, Ill., is a young man of business ability and enterprise far above the average and he understands thoroughly every detail of his business. He was born at Plainfield, Ill., October 2, 1880, a son of John Jacob and Anna Maria (Bender) Rohr, the former a native of Baden, Germany, and the latter of Naperville Township, and a grandson of Michael and Mary Rohr. The father came to Plainfield, Ill., in 1876, and began farming in Will County. The maternal grandparents, Joseph and Margaret (Forrest) Bender, of Pennsylvania, came to Naperville Township about 1860 and engaged in farming.
John Jacob Rohr was married at Plainfield, where he carried on farming and conducted a grist-mill until 1889, then moved to Naperville and was superintendent of Naperville Cemetery until 1906, when he resigned the position. He worked in the greenhouses with his son until February 1, 1911, since which time he has been employed as a janitor of the Y.M.C.A. building at Naperville.
Charles F. Rohr received his early education in the public schools of Naperville, spending two years in high school, and at the age of twenty years left the parental roof to learn the business of a florist. Two years later, he returned to Naperville, where his father had a small greenhouse, and in 1904, the two men built the present fine building, which has 5000 square feet under glass, located on South Washington Street, Naperville. In 1906, the younger man purchased his father's interest and is now sole proprietor of the business. This enterprise is in a flourishing condition, with a large and constantly increasing patronage, and Mr. Rohr is well known in business circles, where he has an excellent reputation for uprightness and integrity. He is well known in fraternal circles, being affiliated with the I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 81 and M.W.A. Camp No. 908, of Naperville. He is a member of Grace Evangelical Church and belongs to the Bracket Class in the Sunday School. Politically, he espouses the cause of Prohibition.
Mr. Rohr was married January 16, 1906, to Miss Emma May Zook, born at Naausay, Will County, Ill., daughter of Elisha and Verdilla (Carpenter) Zook, natives of Pennsylvania. Two children have been born of this union, Myrtle Lucille, and Forrest Charles.

Obituary reprinted from "The Naperville Clarion", Thursday, June 2, 1960.

Charles F. Rohr
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Ackman funeral chapel in Naperville for Charles F. Rohr, who died Sunday, May 29 at Edward Hospital. Mr. Rohr, 79, lived at 209 Spring ave., Naperville.
The Rev. Wilmert Wolf will officiate at the services and burial will be in Naperville cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Forrest of Naperville; a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Bergland of Hebron, N.D.; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edwin Miller and Mrs. Jessie Oldham of Naperville; and one brother, Harvey of Los Angeles, Calif.
He was a member of the Euclid Lodge No. 65 A.F. & A.M. 
 
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 Parents:
  Johann Jacob Rohr (1854 - 1911)
  Anna Maria Bender Rohr (1860 - 1935)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma May Zook Rohr (1884 - 1959)*
 
 Children:
  Forrest Charles Rohr (1910 - 1970)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Forrest Rohr (1880 - 1960)
  Mary Elizabeth Rohr Miller (1882 - 1962)*
  Jacob Franklin Rohr (1887 - 1945)*
  Oscar Allen Rohr (1891 - 1952)*
  Jessie May Rohr Miles Oldham (1894 - 1965)*
  Harvey Martin Rohr (1897 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Naperville Cemetery
Naperville
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec 1 Lot 662 Plot 2
 
Created by: Timothy Ory
Record added: Apr 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35772600
Charles Forrest Rohr
Added by: Timothy Ory
 
Charles Forrest Rohr
Added by: Timothy Ory
 
 
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