Fonds 1998.09 - WILLIAM ROGERS fonds

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CA CPA 1998.09

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  • 1925-[1997] (Creation)

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25 pp of textual records

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William G. Rogers (1854-1933) homesteaded in the Carberry, Manitoba area beginning in 1878. He was born in New Boyne, Leeds County, Ontario. Rogers' parents were Bessie Alexander (1819-1900) and Thomas Rogers (1837-1895) who had children Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Alexander, Alecia, Pricilla, Charolette, Thomas S., Joseph McKenzie, Adaline, and Amelia. He married Margaret Ann Stinson ([187-]-1960) in 1890 and they had children Mary Eliza, Olive Margaret, Ruby Winnifred, William Byron, Hazel, Irene Gertrude, Mildred, Alexandra, and Alma. Rogers moved to Manitoba from the area near Perth, Ontario. He was educated at home until 1870 when he attended the Farmersvillle Grammar School. After six months there Rogers worked at a general store, teaching, cheese-making, farmed, loaded trains before moving to the Red River Settlement. He moved to Abernethy, Manitoba in 1883, then Vancouver in 1907. Rogers was Editor and owner of the Carberry News 1891-1894, and Reeve of the Rural Municipality of North Cypress between 1899-1900.

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Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1998 by Brook Rice of Santa Clara, California.

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Fonds consists of a photocopied typescript family history written by Rogers in 1925, as well as a list of letters collected by his children, and related notes by Rice.

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