F. C. Rolland Otero County, New Mexico

F. C. Rolland, who is engaged in the drug and curio business in Alamogordo and is serving as County commissioner of Otero County, a fact which is indicative of his prominence in public affairs as well as in commercial circles, came to this city in March, 1900. He was born in Fenton, Michigan, and was in the drug business as clerk in Fenton and Saginaw, Michigan, for seven years. Coming to Alamogordo in March, 1900, he entered the employ of Aragon Brothers, druggists, with whom he continued until the 1st of May, 1901, when, in connection with S. H. Sutherland, he bought out his employers and the firm of F. C. Rolland & Co. continued in business until the 1st of May, 1903. When Mr. Rolland purchased his partner's interest, and is now sole proprietor. He has a well-appointed store and is enjoying a large trade, drawn from the town and surrounding country. In community affairs, Mr. Rolland is deeply and helpfully interested. He assisted in organizing the Alamogordo Fire Department, a volunteer company, and has co-operated in many progressive public movements.

In November, 1904, he was elected County commissioner upon the Republican ticket, having supported the party since attaining his majority. He became a charter member of Sacramento Lodge No. 24, A. F. & A. M.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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