Son of Rev. Alfred Cox and Emma (Wickham) Roe.
Born: 1871 in Unknown.
Died: 1960 in Unknown.
1880 - Cornwall, Orange County, New York.
Education: Graduated from Yale's Sheffield Scientific School in 1895, worked for several manufacturing companies, then received a M.E. degree from Yale in 1907.
Occupation/Military Service: He taught mechanical engineering and machine design at Sheffield Scientific School until 1917, when he was commissioned a major in the Aviation Section, Signal Reserve Corps of the Army. He returned to teaching in 1921 as professor and chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering at New York University, from which he retired in 1937. He was a consultant for the Navy during World War II and was the author of numerous articles and books on engineering and management.

1880 Census
name: Joseph W. Roe
residence: Cornwall, Orange, New York
birthdate: 1872
birthplace: New York, United States
relationship to head: Son
spouse's name:
spouse's birthplace:
father's name: Alfred C. Roe
father's birthplace: New York, United States
mother's name: Emm W. Roe
mother's birthplace: New York, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Male
martial status: Single
age (expanded): 8 years
nara film number: T9-0910
page: 69
page character: A
entry number: 1430
film number: 1254910
Household Gender Age
parent Alfred C. Roe M 57
parent Emm W. Roe F 48
Caroline P. Roe F 20
Elizabeth Roe F 18
Mary W. Roe F 17
Joseph W. Roe M 8

Books he wrote:
Connecticut Inventors; Yale University Press, 1934
English & American Tool Builders; 1916