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11 April 2011 Rogers Family Obits April 11, 2011

Here is a collection of Rogers Family Obits from the Albion, Orleans County, New York area.  If you go on www.findagrave.com you’ll see photos for most of these plus more in the Mt. Albion Cemetery.  Thanks again to those great photo request volunteers who helped me out!! Here’s a link to the cemetery: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=rogers&GSfn=urban&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=46977687&CRid=65317&df=all&

ALBERT NELSON ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, Wednesday, September 16, 1885
Nelson ROGERS … This old pioneer — possibly the oldest settler in this vicinity at the time of his death — died on Saturday last at his farm home on South Main street, aged 78 years.   He was born at Washington, Mass., in Nov. 1807, and removed with his parents in 1816 to the farm where he spent all the years of his life.   The family made the journey with an ox team, working their way through the forest from the Ridge road by the guidance of blazed trees.  He was united in marriage to Candice WYMAN, of Shelby, who survives him, and who bore him six sons and one daughter, all of whom are living.   He was of retiring disposition, and it is said that he rarely if ever journeyed on the cars.   He was a member of the Presbyterian church and his funeral on Monday was conducted by Rev. Geo. F. Cain.

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ALFRED HENRY ROGERS … Medina Tribune, 2 July 1903
Alfred H. ROGERS, an inmate of Willard asylum, from Albion, died June 22d, aged 63 years.

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 AMY SMITH ROGERS… Orleans Republican   Wed. Aug. 20, 1930
Mrs. Amy DAVIS ROGERS died at her home in Gaines just north of Albion Wednesday evening on the 75th anniversary of her birth in 1855.   Mrs. ROGERS was the widow of Henry ROGERS and she had lived in this vicinity all her life.   She leaves a sister, Mrs. Ella WESCOTT of Gaines, and several nieces and grandsons.   Funeral services were held at the McNall and McNall funeral home on South Main street Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Burial was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

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 DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, 14 Jan 1925
BARRE CENTER … Mrs. Elizabeth ROGERS and family received word of the sudden death of Dr. B.F. ROGERS at Hollywood, Cal., where they had gone to spend the winter. The body was brought back to his home in Buffalo and buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery. He was once an Albion boy, and was the last member of the late Nelson ROGERS.

The Buffalo Morning Express … Dr. Benjamin F. ROGERS of Buffalo died in California on January 2nd. The body was brought to Buffalo, and the funeral was held yesterday at his late offices in Franklin street, the family home at No. 1306 Delaware avenue being closed for the winter. The Rev. Dr. Stewart of the North Presbyterian church officiated, and the burial was in the family lot in Forest Lawn. Dr. ROGERS was born in 1854 and came to Buffalo from near Medina. He took his degree at the University of Buffalo in 1870, and was secretary of his class. Returning to Medina, he practiced medicine there for some years. In 1887, he married Edna, the youngest daughter of the late Austin A. and Sarah PEACOCK HOWARD of Buffalo. Shortly after, Dr. and Mrs. ROGERS removed permanently to Buffalo, and, after post-graduate study in New York and elsewhere, Dr. Rogers specialized as an occulist.  For several years Dr. and Mrs. ROGERS with Mrs. ROGERS’s sister, Miss Alice A. HOWARD, have closed their Buffalo home at No. 1306 Delaware avenue and have spent their winters at Hollywood, Cal. They left Buffalo in October last, and motored to California. Their only daughter, Miss Sarah Peacock ROGERS, has for some years lived in Boston, where she is engaged in teaching. Dr. ROGERS was for many years a member of the North Presbyterian church.

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 CANDACE PHELPS WYMAN ROGERS … Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 16 Apr 1895, p 4 col 4:
Mrs. Candace Phelps ROGERS died at her late home in South Albion Sunday night, in her 83rd year. She was born May 31, 1812 and leaves six sons and one daughter, Mrs. Edward BOWEN. The sons are: Albert W., Alfred Henry, George P., Edward B., Dr. B. Frank, and Elmer. Mt. Albion Cemetery

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 DENCIE R. CADY ROGERS … Orleans Republican    Wed. April 12, 1882
The Reaper Death. .. — Mrs. U (Urban) C (Clark) ROGERS died on Sunday last after a painful illness of several weeks.  The funeral was held yesterday and was very largely attended.  The bereaved husband and son have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.  Mrs. ROGERS was a Christian lady of pleasant and sympathetic nature and her death is sincerely mourned.

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EDSON B. ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, July 21, 1880
Death of Edson B. ROGERS …   Edson B. ROGERS, one of the best known citizens of this part of the county, died at his residence northeast of this village on Saturday morning.  He had been in failing health for a year past, but it was only recently that it became known that he was afflicted with a valvular difficulty of the heart which could not be cured.  He suffered greatly for a few weeks preceding his death, but he bore all courageously and resignedly.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Dr. Walsworth.  The bearers were E. B. Lattin, Gates Sherwood, A. K. Bacon, Wm. Rumsdale, H. B. Burleigh and H. H. Howland.  The remains were taken to Mt. Albion Cemetery, and were followed thither by a long procession of mourning friends. Mr. ROGERS was 57 years of age, and he leaves a wife and three children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.     Mr. ROGERS was a man in the highest sense of the word.  He was unselfish in his disposition, charitable and kind to all men, quiet and unostentatious in his manner, frank and outspoken in his convictions, and one whose friendship was worth possessing.  The large attendance at his funeral is the best evidence that he was universally beloved.

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EDWARD B. ROGERS … The Orleans American, 10 Feb 1921
The funeral of Edward B. ROGERS was held at Mount Albion Cemetery chapel at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. Mr. ROGERS was a former resident of this village and died at the home of his daughter in Rochester on Saturday, aged 71 years. Mr. ROGERS is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine HOUSER ROGERS; two daughters, Mrs. A. S. GILLOGLY and Irene ROGERS, of Rochester; two brothers, Dr. B. F. ROGERS of Buffalo, and Elmer ROGERS of Rochester.

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 EMMA BELLE BENTON ROGERS … Rochester D & C Feb. 12, 1918
Albion, February 11 — The death of Mrs. Belle B. ROGERS [Emma Belle], aged 60 years, occurred Thursday at her home, No. 7 Ingersoll street. Mrs. ROGERS was the widow of the Cady ROGERS and leaves a daughter, Miss Dencie ROGERS, of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Isaac H. MARVIN, of Plainfield, N. J.; and two brothers, Albert H. BENTON, of Albion, and George BENTON, editor-in-chief of the American Book Company of New York city. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church here and for several years a teacher of a class in the Sunday school. The funeral service at the home took place Sunday afternoon. Rev. William J. Ford, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated. Interment was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

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EMMA C. ROGERS … Newspaper: unknown
ROGERS. — In Albion, May 31, 1878, of pulmonary consumption, Mrs. Emma C. ROGERS, aged 26 years, 10 months and 21 days.    Deceased was born in Hudson, N.Y.   About nine years since she became a resident of Albion, where soon after she was married to Henry A. ROGERS, who with the little ones left behind and a large circle of relatives and friends now mourn her untimely loss.   For months she was a great sufferer, yet endured to the end, “as seeing Him who is invisible.”   At an early age she made public profession of faith by uniting with the Presbyterian church, and died in hope of the first resurrection. “Blessed and holy are they who have part in the First Ressurrection.”. Her funeral was very largely attended Sunday afternoon from the residence of E. B. ROGERS.

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 FRANCES A. SMITH ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, February 7, 1917
After an illness of three weeks, Mrs. Henry A. ROGERS died in Barre Center on Friday, aged 64 years. She was born in Barre and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee SMITH. She had been the Barre Center correspondent for the Republican several years.   Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frank HOAG of Gaines and Mrs. Alice HANNAN of Barre; three sons, Arthur BALL of Albany, Chas. ROGERS of Plainfield, N.Y., and Edson ROGERS of Washington, D.C.

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GEORGE PARKER ROGERS … Newspaper: Rochester D & C, July 10th, 1911
Death of Prominent Retired Farmer of Barre Center. .. Albion, July 9. — The death of George P. ROGERS, a prominent retired farmer, occurred this afternoon at his home, in Barre Center, after a long illness. Mr. ROGERS was born in this village July 21, 1848, and was 65 years of age at the time of his death. In 1881 he moved from Albion to Barre, where he engaged in farming, which occupation he followed until several years ago, when he retired and moved to Barre Center. In politics he was a staunch Republican. Mr. ROGERS leaves his wife, one daughter, Miss Nellie C. ROGERS; one son, Burton N. ROGERS, of Barre Center; one sister, Mrs. Edward J. BOWEN, of this village and four sons, Elmer E. ROGERS of Rochester; Edward B. ROGERS of this village, and Dr. B. F. ROGERS and Albert W. ROGERS, both of Buffalo. The funeral service will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Reverend Grant Merchant, pastor of the Barre Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Mount Albion cemetery.

The Orleans American, Jul 1911 … BARRE CENTER .. It is with sadness we chronicle the death of a long time resident of Barre, George P. [Parker] ROGERS after six weeks prostration with apoplexy, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 9th, at the age of sixty five years. He was the third son of Nelson and Candice ROGERS, and was born in a log house opposite the standpipe Albion, and has always lived in this vicinity, and is survived by his wife, one daughter, and one son, one sister Mrs. E. J. BOWEN of Albion, four brothers, Albert ROGERS and Dr. Frank ROGERS of Buffalo, Edward ROGERS of Albion, Elmer ROGERS of Rochester, and other relatives and many friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved family. Funeral from his late home Tuesday, at three o’clock. Rev. Grant Merchant officiating. Burial at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

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HARRIETT M. OLDS ROGERS  … The Orleans American, 21 Apr 1887
It was very early April 10th, Easter morning, that Mrs. Harriett M. ROGERS, after a lingering sickness of many weeks, fell asleep in Jesus. She was born in Queensbury, this State, Feb. 25, 1827 was married Sept. 16, 1846, to C. T. BINGHAM, which union was blessed with five children, two only now remaining, and was widowed Aug, 17, 1861. In the fall of 1866 with her children she removed from New haven, Vt., to dwell among her relatives in Albion. In 1867, Nov. 8th, she was married to E. (Edson) B. ROGERS, from whom she was widowed July 23, 1880. Since this last sorrow, her home has been with her son, H. M. BINGHAM, a well known and respected citizen of our town. Mrs. ROGERS possessed a singularly cheerful and happy temperament, which sweetened with the Gospel of the grace of God made her society always very enjoyable as well as fruitful of only good. Her children have lost a loving and excellent mother; the church a faithful and consistent member; and her large cirlce of friends a true hearted and unselfish companion.

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HENRY A. ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, May 14, 1924
Barre Center .. The death of Henry ROGERS, of Gaines, formerly of Barre, occurred at Dr. Lee’s Hospital of Rochester on Wednesday p.m..  He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife (Frances A. SMITH), one daughter, Mrs.Cora HANNAN, of Albion, one son, Bert Rogers, of Penfield and one sister, Mrs. H. M. BINGHAM, of Albion, one step-daughter, and twelve grand-children … Gaines ..     Henry ROGERS, who was operated on in a Rochester Hospital, died on Tuesday.  Funeral services held from the house on Saturday p.m.  Besides his wife he leaves a large circle of relatives and friends.     

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KATHERINE M. HOUSER ROGERS  … The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 16 Oct 1928
Albion, Oct. 15. — Mrs. Katherine M. ROGERS, 65, widow of Edward B. ROGERS and lifetime Albion resident died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. S. GILLOGLY, at 89 West Girard Boulevard, Kenmore. She is survived by Miss Irene ROGERS of Albion and by one sister, Mrs. Rose RAYMOND, of Conway, MA. Funeral from the home at 102 Clinton Street at 3:30 o’clock on Wednesday.

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LEWIS GOOLD ROGERS, REV. … Buffalo Evening News & Mt. Albion Cem files
Rev. Lewis G. ROGERS, Former Pastor Here, Dies in New York, New York, Nov. 23 — The Rev. Lewis G. ROGERS, 90, retired Congregational  minister, and formerly, for many years, secretary of the old Federation of Churches of Buffalo, died Sunday in his home, 134 East 95th St.   He was born in Albion, and was graduated in 1883 from Williams College, after which he studied at Princeton Theological Seminary.   He was pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church of Buffalo from 1904 to 1911, and then for three years was pastor of the Congregational Church of Storres, Conn., and chaplain of the University of Connecticut.   He returned to Plymouth Church in Buffalo in 1914, and remained there until his retirement in 1943.  His wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth ROGERS; a son, Hartley, and two grandsons and a granddaughter survive.    Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Campbell Funeral Home, Madison Ave. and 81st St.   Burial  will take place Thursday in Albion.             ——————————————————–      The Rev. Lewis G. ROGERS was the first minister of Plymouth Congregational Church , Amherst St. and Lincoln Pkwy., serving in 1908 when it was organized as an independent church.   The present church was built under his leadership in 1924.   When he went to Plymouth  in 1904, the chapel was located at Military Rd and Grote St.      He had been president of the Congregational ministers group of Western New York for more than 20 years.   He was a past moderator of the Western New York Association of Congregational Churches and served as acting executive secretary of the Council of Churches of Buffalo & Erie County 1919-22.  Ordained in Arcade in 1888, he served the First Church of Evans, Derby, and the Arcade church before coming to Buffalo in 1901 as minister of Fitch Memorial Congregational Church.   While there he also taught Latin in Nichols School. (Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

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MARY ELIZABETH HARTLEY ROGERS … Special to The Buffalo Evening News
NEW YORK, Dec. 28– Services were held here today for Mrs. Lewis G. RODGERS, 90, active in church and women’s club affairs in Buffalo for 40 years. She died Thursday in her home here. She was the widow of the Rev. Lewis G. RODGERS, minister of Plymouth Congregational Church, Buffalo, from 1904 to 1943 except for three years as chaplain of the University of Connecticut. The former Mary Elizabeth HARTLEY, she was born in New Brunswick. She was a sister of the late Roland H. HARTLEY, Republican governor of Washington from 1923 to 1932. She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and attended the University of Paris. She founded the Italian Department at Mt. Holyoke College and taught French and Greek there. She was past president of the Buffalo City Federation of Womens’s Clubs and of the Western New York Branch, Associated Collegiate Alumni. She was a member of the 20th Century Club of Buffalo and the League of American Penwomen.Mr. and Mrs. ROGERS moved to New York City in 1944. Mr. RODGERS died in 1953 at the age of 90. Surviving are a son, Hartley RODGERS, three grandchildren and one great-grandson. (Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

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MARY ROGERS  … The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 20 May 1880
ROGERS – In Medina, May 17th, 1880, Mary Rodgers (ROGERS), aged 86 years. Deceased was mother of Michael COOPER and Mrs. M. GRIFFIN, of this place. (Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

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MARY E. ROGERS … The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 11 Jan 1917 About The County … Miss Mary ROGERS, aged 42 years, a trained nurse, died Saturday in the home of her sister-in-law Mrs. Belle ROGERS, in Albion.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 8 Jan 1917 … Albion, Jan. 7. — Miss Mary E. ROGERS, aged 42 years, a trained nurse, died Saturday in the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Belle ROGERS, on Ingersoll Street, this village. Miss ROGERS was born in this village and was a graduate nurse of the House of Mercy Training School for Nurses, at Pittsfield, Mass. She followed her profession for considerable time in Troy before returning to Albion to make her home. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church here and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.[Urban] Clark ROGERS.

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ORLANDO ROGERS  … The Orleans Republican, February 1880
Death of Orlando ROGERS … One by one the old pioneers pass away from the scene of their labors.  Orlando ROGERS, one of the prominent pioneers of the town of Gaines, died on Sunday last at his residence about two miles northeast of this village, where he had resided for the past twenty years.  The deceased was born in Connecticut in November, 1801, and came to this county twelve years later.  The first farm he took up was that on which his son, U.C. ROGERS, now lives just west of the village.   The funeral services were held at the family residence on yesterday.  Mr. ROGERS leaves three sons — U.(Urban) C., E.(Edson) B., and the Rev. L.(Lewis) B. ROGERS, all well-known citizens.    

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R. CADY ROGERS  … Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 10 Oct 1901
Orleans County News … The remains of R. Cady ROGERS, who died recently in New York, will be taken to Albion tonight to the residence of a cousin, A.J. BAILEY, where the funeral will be held.

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SOPHRONIA THURSTON ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, February 12, 1890
An Old Pioneer’s Death …  Mrs. Orlando ROGERS died on Wednesday last at the house of her son, U.C. ROGERS, where she had made her home since the death of her husband.  She was 86 years of age and settled in this section in 1814, and was at the time of her death probably the oldest continuous resident of the county.  She leaves two sons — U.C. Rogers and Rev. L.B. ROGERS.  Mrs. ROGERS was one of the first members of the Presbyterian church, having united with the society when it was first established.  

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 URBAN CLARK ROGERS  … Orleans Republican Thursday, June 18, 1908
Death of Mr. Urban Clark ROGERS … Word was received here on Monday announcing the death of Mr. U. Clark ROGERS, which occurred at his late home in Patterson, N. J., on Monday, June 15th. His body was brought here on Wednesday evening and the funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, at the home of his son’s widow, Mrs. Belle ROGERS, North Ingersoll street, Rev. D. F. Pickard officiating. Mr. ROGERS was well known here among our older citizens; was much respected by all who knew him. He owned and lived on the farm adjoining that of Hon. John H. Denio, where now the Western House of Refuge is located. Deceased was a former member and deacon of the Albion Presbyterian church.

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WARREN T. ROGERS  … The Orleans American  Thursday, July 28, 1904
Barre Center … The funeral of Warren ROGERS took place at the home of his father, Henry A. ROGERS, at 3 o’clock last Sunday, Revs. J. R. Adams and A. W. Ashley officiating.   Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.  Aged 32 years.  He had been employed in the Norfolk, Va., Navy Yard the past year, he and his wife living at Portsmouth.  After an illness of two weeks with typhoid fever he passed away Thursday last, at the city hospital.  Besides his wife and parents he is survived by one sister and two brothers and their families.  An uncle, Wm ALBAUGH and wife, of Rochester were in attendance at the funeral.  The floral offerings by Southern friends were beautiful.  His death is lamented by a large circle of friends.

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2 Responses to “11 April 2011 Rogers Family Obits”

  1. Carol Hannan Says:

    I saw your obits on the Rogers family of Orleans County, NY and wondered how you are related to them. I’ve been researching them, my family members, for a number of years and made those posts to the Orleans County GenWeb site. Glad to help others with similar interests!

    • jgeoghan Says:

      My common ancestor with the Rogers of Orleans County is James Rogers and wife Elizabeth Rowland. The Orlaens County branch stems from his son Samuel Rogers Sr. who died in New London, CT in 1713. From there it descends to Daniel Rogers Sr (and Grace Williams) to Ebenezer Rogers (and Dorothy Denison) then George Rogers(and Margaret Caswell) who died in Whately, Mass to Ebenezer George Rogers (and Betsey Lyman) who died in Barre, Orleans Co., NY.
      Back to James Rogers Sr. He is my grandfather 2 times over. I am descended from him through his sons John Rogers Sr. and Jonathan Rogers Sr. He is my 7th Great Grandfather. The family lived in New London County, CT up untill my 2nd great grandmother, Martha Ann Rogers moved to RI to get work in the mills there and met my grandfather, Jonathan Russell Wells. He owned several mills in Washington Co., RI and they married in 1845.


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