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Jarvis, Roman I., 1851-1940



Roman I. Jarvis was born August 3, 1851, in Lockport, New York, son of Roman Jarvis. Settling in Benton Harbor, Michigan in about 1884, Jarvis worked as a salesman for a shoe company and later became the proprietor of a custom shoe and shoe repair shop. He frequently ran for public office in Benton Harbor and was an outspoken advocate for laborers, farmers, and financial reform. Jarvis died on December 19, 1940 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, at the age of 89.

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Roman I. Jarvis Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3542
Scope and Contents

The scrapbook contains a large number of newspaper clippings relating to social welfare, local, regional, and national political events, myriad open letters printed in the News-Palladium (today the Herald-Palladium), and personal letters relating to his political career and service as postmaster in Benton Harbor. The letters and pamphlets relate to speeches given or attended by Roman Jarvis.

Dates: 1851-1940