Roberts, Charles Humphrey was born on October 11, 1847 in Long Run, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson Company, Ohio, United States. Son of Rowland and Mary Ann (Humphrey) Roberts.
Public schools and short term at McNeely Normal School, Hopedale, O. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1878.
Worked as engineer and miller when a young man in father’s flouring mills. Taught school; then became superintendent of construction for Camden Iron Works, near Philadelphia. Traveled for that house, erecting large gas works, meanwhile studying law.
In general and patent law practice, Chicago, since 1878. Author: “Down the O-h-i-o,” a novel of Quaker life, 1891. Contributor to periodicals, and particularly known as author of the “Uncle Sam” letters in political journals Address: N. Evanston, Illinois.