John J. Carroll

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John J. Carroll was a Newark, Ohio businessman who founded the John J. Carroll Department Store. [1]

John J. Carroll was born in Chillicothe, Ohio in 1860. [2] He moved to Newark, Ohio in 1886 and established Carroll and Company along with T.B. Carroll, W.M. Cooney, and J.M. Caren. [3]

Carroll married his first wife Susan Cooney when he was 25 on June 1, 1887 [4]. She died in 1897 at the age of 36. Carroll remarried, marrying Grace Frances Fleek. The two had a daughter, Jean Josephine Carroll, born July 19, 1920.

He died January 31, 1931 at the age of 69. [5]



  1. “F.W. Uhlman Purchases John J. Carroll Dept. Store.” The Licking Countian, February 18, 1982.
  2. “Department Store in City Rumored to Be Sold Soon.” The Advocate, February 16, 1982.
  3. “Department Store in City Rumored to Be Sold Soon.”
  4. “John Joseph Carroll.” Ancestry. Accessed June 13, 2016
  5. “John Joseph Carroll.” Ancestry.