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Harry Richard Rogers Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Rogers:”

 

 

Generation

 

5  

 

4   Dennis Rogers

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

English “gentleman.”  Owned and operated Piano Forte – Tuner & Regulator, a piano tuning business in London, England.

 

2.  Wife: Johanna Goggin

 

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Martin Rogers: See generation 3, below.

 

3   Martin Rogers

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Disowned by his family for marrying below his station in society.  This, apparently, helped precipitate his decision to emigrate from England to America.  Arrived in Greene, Chenango County, New York about 1853.

 

2.  Wife: Johanna Goggin

 

Born in Ireland.  Died in an accident near Greene, New York when her skirt (apparently) got caught on some part of a steam-driven train that was moving by her, resulting (presumably) in sever trama.  Daughter of Edward Googin, a baker in London, England.  Employed as a maid before marriage.  Married Martin Rogers in the Sutton Street Chapel (Roman Catholic ceremony), Strand Union District of Middlesex County, England on 28 December 1845.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Mary “Mate” Ellen Rogers: Born 22 July 1846 at London, England.  Married George Curtis and resided at McDonough, Chenango County, New York.

 

b. Rebecca Rogers: Born 25 July 1848 at London, England.

 

c. Richard Joseph Rogers: Born 15 June 1856.  Employed by Barlow, Rogers, and Simpson, a cigar manufacturer in Binghamton, Broome County, New York.

 

d. Albert James Rogers: See generation 2, below.

 

e. Minie Rogers: Born 8 July 1867.  About 1883 resided at Oswego, New York.

 

2   Albert James Rogers (photos)

Bert

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Inherited and farmed his parents’ property outside Greene, Chenango County, New York.  The farm structures were still standing in 2008.  Of interest, his gravestone is inscribed: T. Albert Rogers.

 

2.  Wife: Ada C. Ockerman/Achackerman (photos)

Addie

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Ethel H. Rogers (photos)

 

Graduated from teachers training school in 1905.  Was employed as a teacher in several one-room school houses in the Greene, New York area before moving to teach school in Ulster County, New York (near New York City).  While there Ethel became acquainted to several young people and began to travel.

 

Around the World War I timeframe Ethel graduated from nurse training in Missouri and became a nurse.  She was caring for a Mr. Russell in Greene, New York during the influenza epidemic of 1918, when she contracted that disease and died (2 days after Mr. Russell’s death) from complications of pneumonia; she was in her early 30s at the time.

 

b. Harry Richard Rogers: See generation 1, below.

 

c. Child. (perhaps)

 

d. L. Albert Rogers “Albert” “Alby”: (photos) Born about 1900 (approx. 17 yrs younger than his brother, Harry).  Attended Greene, New York elementary and high schools.  Married Laura (?); no children.

 

1   Harry Richard Rogers (photos) (more info)

 

1.  Harry’s birth: 26 August 1885 on the family farm about 3 miles out of Greene, Chenango County, New York on Stillwater Road.

 

Harry’s death: 19 June 1965 (age 79).

 

2.  Harry’s formal education:

 

From

To

School Name, Location, Diploma/Degree

 

 

Elementary school in a one-rooms, brick school house on Stillwater Road outside Greene, New York.  Of interest: this was the only brick, one-room school in the area.

 

1905

Greene Union School and Academy, Greene, Chenango County, New York.

1909

1909

Took Civil Service Exam in October, hoping to be able to return to employment at the Post Office.

1913

1913

Renouard Training School for Embalmers, 38 4th Avenue (corner of 27th St.), New York City; graduated December.

 

3.  Harry’s marriage:

 

a. To whom: Married Florence Floss Irene Bryant (photos) (more info)(b. 4 Apr 1885, d. 11 Feb 1976, age 90), paragraph 3.c.(7)(g) of the Rodman Bryant page, which is generation 7 of the Ancestors of Courtney Smith Bryant, daughter of Howard Lee and Anna Maria Elizabeth (Melhuish) Bryant of Elm Street, Greene, Chenango County, New York.

 

b. Marriage date & location: 7/10 September 1910 at the home of Florence’s parents on Elm Street in Greene; Reverend G. R. Foster, pastor of the Greene Congregational Church officiated.

 

c. Children: None.

 

4.  Harry’s employment history:

 

From

To

Employer, location, job title

1905

1907

US Post Office, Greene, New York; clerk.

1907

1908

Page Seed Company, Greene, New York; traveling salesman (or, as he preferred: “Commercial Traveler”) in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

1908

1908

Greene Union School and Academy; football coach during the fall season.

1908

1909

Lyon Iron Works, Greene, New York; bookkeeper until August.

1909

1909

Page Seed Company; Commercial Traveler from August to November.

1909

1910

Lyon Iron Works, Greene, New York; bookkeeper.

1910

1914

Operated a grocery business in the Empire Block of Greene, New York.

1914

1916

Purchased the Morris Block in Greene, New York and operated the Terwilliger and Rogers furniture and undertaking business.

1916

1944

Rogers Funeral Home (subsequently, Rogers & Kennedy Funeral Home); owner and operator.

1944

1965

Rogers & Kennedy Funeral Home, 21 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York; owner and operator.

 

5.  Harry’s addresses:

 

From

To

Address

 

 

Resided with parents on family farm about 3 miles outside Greene, New York on Stillwater Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965

67 Genesee Street, Greene, Chenango County, New York.

 

6.  Harry’s organizational affiliations:

 

From

To

Organization, offices held

 

 

Greene Rotary Club.  Remembered by many Greene residents as the balloon salesman at the annual Labor Day picnic in Greene.

 

 

Congregational Church

 

 

Riverside Agricultural Society; Treasurer starting 1915, making Harry the youngest ever treasurer of this organization.

 

 

Susquenangle Council of the Boy Scouts of America; one of the original organizers.

 

 

Eastern Light Lodge of Masons

 

 

Improved Order of Redmen

 

 

Little League supporter

 

7.  Other biographical notes on Harry:

 

a. Purchased his home on Chenango Street in Greene, New York from William J. Russell.  That structure became the Rogers Funeral Home in 1944 and, subsequently, the Rogers and Kennedy Funeral Home.

 

b. Was instrumental in bringing about purchase by the Village of Greene of the property along the river known as the “ball flats,” which are used extensively by the Village throughout the year for recreational purposes, including, especially, the annual Labor Day Picnic.

 

c. Politically, was a life-long Democrat.

 

d. Was a big football fan.

 

e. Hobby: contract bridge.

 

 

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