|A. S. ROACH.|
A. S. Roach ranks with the capable public officials of
Platte county, where he is now filling the office of sheriff, making
his home in Wheatland. He was born in Delaware on the 18th of July,
1871, a son of James H. and Elizabeth (Davis) Roach. The family,
leaving the east, removed clear across the country to Oregon,
becoming pioneers in that state. The father was a veteran of the
Civil war and aided his country on the battlefields of the south. He
died in 1885 in Delaware, and the mother and family came west in
1887. She passed away in 1909 in Portland, Oregon.
A. S. Roach acquired his public school education in the east, but then bade adieu to friends and native state and started for the west. He made Maywood, Nebraska, his destination but after about four years there spent became a resident of Wyoming, taking up his abode in Cheyenne in 1893. Following the division of the county he was elected to the office of sheriff of Platte county in 1914 and was reelected to that position in 1916, his second election coming to him in recognition of the capability which he had displayed in discharging the duties of his position. He is always prompt and reliable and counts no personal effort or sacrifice on his part too great if it will safeguard the public interests of his county.
On the 10th of October, 1900, Mr. Roach was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Atchison, of Wheatland, and they now have an interesting family of four daughters and one son, namely : Helen, Myrtle, Mabel, Kenneth and Hilda.
Mr. Roach is a Consistory Mason and in his life exemplifies the beneficent spirit of the craft. His political allegiance has always been given to the republican party since he reached adult age and he does everything in his power to promote its growth and insure its success. He is fond of outdoor life but concentrates his efforts and attention mostly upon his official and business interests. He is not only acceptably serving as sheriff of the county, but is also well known in mercantile circles of Wheatland, where he owns and is conducting a grocery store, having won a liberal patronage by his well managed mercantile interests.