Death of Mr Rodefer HOR Worker The Journal News 7 Dec 1926

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Death of Mr Rodefer HOR Worker The Journal News 7 Dec 1926 - (Continued from last page) was highly esteemed...
(Continued from last page) was highly esteemed % by all who 1'iMW him. Mr. Rodefcr was born in Dayto'.i, in 'a frame house that stood where ; h e Miami Hotel now stands, at Third and Lndlow streets, February L'!P, ]S3(i, Ihe son of Mr. a n d A V i l l i n m Rodefer, who had emigrated from Woodstock. Va., to Dayton. When Mr. Rodcfer was .-till an i n f a n t his parents erlaml by stage, to LaFayettc, Ind,, where he grew to manhood. «»· Came to Hamilton In ]S5b'. Mr. Rodefer came to -- H a m i l t o n and eventually b e asociated will! the f i r m ot Lane and D,ver, which operated a! m a n u f a c t u r i n g plant 1'oiindry of the Hooveu, Owens and. Ji'cntsc'hlcr company is now located at Xorlli Fourth and Vine streets., This i'irm 'eventually became U'irm of Rilchio and Dyer and the in ·mure recent years the Advance M a n u f a c t u r i n g company p l a n t localed now at tile rorner of North B street and a venue. During all Ihc^c years a n o rhaiiges, Mr. KodcfeT remained in i h e employ of this p a r t i c u He- was w i t h t h e original partners h i p when the [irst road engine ·bui'lt and much of t h e development of this piece of machinery espceia!- l v d e s i g n e d . l o he of .fanner was due to his imderslailll- iii_", inventive genius and tenacity. The. road engine was developed a a b o u t I h o fame lime t h a i n l Ihreshing machine, came i USD and formed a part of what, was then considered t h e ' m o modern of farm equipmeul. Mr. Kodefer remained p a r t n e r s h i p u n t i l years ago then* being employed by i h o Advance Manufacturing company. He then retired from a c t i v e life and had since ; quietly iu his home aud relatives and friends. When Ihe civil war broke. Mr. Itodefcr out, one, of th't first to from Hamilton a n d during

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  1. Hamilton Evening Journal,
  2. 07 Dec 1926, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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