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 Lester Warren Roys

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Lester Warren Roys

Birth
Waterville, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA
Death
1 Jan 1918 (aged 77)
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Burial
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID
108325862 View Source

L. W. Roys, Former Public Safety Commissioner, Dies

Lester W. Roys, for many years prominently identified with Tacoma politics, first as city clerk and later as commissioner of public safety, died New Year's day at his home, 915 North K st. He was 77 years old. Roys was first appointed city clerk in 1896, holding the position for six years. During this time he compiled the first and only complete revision of the city charter and ordinances. When the commission form of government was adopted, Roys was elected to a two-year commissionership, and assigned to public safety. He appointed Tom Maloney chief of police and aroused considerable complaint by permitting the restricted district to reopen. At the end of his term he again ran for office but was defeated by F. H. Pettit, who is now serving his second term. L. W. Roys was born in Vermont, served through the Civil War, and came to Tacoma in 1888. His first wife died 18 months ago and he remarried during the past year. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva Roys. The funeral will be held Thursday from the family home, at 3 p.m., Rev. F. T. Webb officiating.
-Tacoma Times, 2 January 1918

L. W. Roys, Former Public Safety Commissioner, Dies

Lester W. Roys, for many years prominently identified with Tacoma politics, first as city clerk and later as commissioner of public safety, died New Year's day at his home, 915 North K st. He was 77 years old. Roys was first appointed city clerk in 1896, holding the position for six years. During this time he compiled the first and only complete revision of the city charter and ordinances. When the commission form of government was adopted, Roys was elected to a two-year commissionership, and assigned to public safety. He appointed Tom Maloney chief of police and aroused considerable complaint by permitting the restricted district to reopen. At the end of his term he again ran for office but was defeated by F. H. Pettit, who is now serving his second term. L. W. Roys was born in Vermont, served through the Civil War, and came to Tacoma in 1888. His first wife died 18 months ago and he remarried during the past year. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva Roys. The funeral will be held Thursday from the family home, at 3 p.m., Rev. F. T. Webb officiating.
-Tacoma Times, 2 January 1918

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