|Death: ||Nov. 18, 1918|
He was a Civil War Veteran. He was a Private in Company D, 46th Iowa Infantry (21 May 1864-23 Sep 1864). He was also a member of GAR A.J. Smith Post 102, Florence, Colorado.
CANON CITY RECORD - CANON CITY, FREMONT COUNTY, COLORADO - DECEMBER 21, 1918
PIONEER RESIDENT OF FLORENCE DEAD
Word reached Florence on Monday from Denver announcing the death there of John L. Rogers, following an operation for strangulated hernia. Death occurred at 1:30 Sunday morning. The operation took place the previous evening. Mr. Rogers had been feeling poorly for several weeks. He was around most of the time, but unable to do any work. He went down a week ago last Monday to attend the victory celebration, but was brought home a short time later and from then on his condition grew very grave. His sister, Mrs. Minnie F. Polly, came down from Denver on Thursday and on Friday of last week she took Mr. Rogers to Denver where she could care for him. He was taken to St. Luke's hospital for treatment.
Deceased was among the pioneer residents of Florence and in the early history of the city he was one of the leading merchants and conducted a general store both here and at Coal Creek at different times. He was married some 35 years ago to Miss Julia McCandless, daughter of Senator and Mrs. J. A. McCandless, and she died about a year and a half later. Mr. Rogers was a charter member of Petroleum Lodge No. 36, K. of P., and was chancellor of the local order. He was also prominently identified with the uniform rank branch of the organizations as well as being a member of the Pythian Sisters. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having joined the army when just a mere boy, and it is told of him that he built up the heels of his shoes to increase his height sufficiently to pass the examination.
Mr. Rogers was a man of fine character and was charitable, honest, and upright in all his dealings. Though of a retiring disposition, he had a large circle of friends, who will regret to learn of his death.
He had quite extensive property interests here, including the business block occupied by the Citizen, the frame building at the rear which for many years was one of the main business rooms of the city, as well as the residence property on the east which he has occupied for so many years. He is survived by a number of relatives, including brothers and sisters.
No arrangements have been made for the funeral, but they will be announced as soon as they are perfected. - Florence Citizen
Union Highland Cemetery
Plot: Lot 2, Grave N, Section 8.
Created by: Doyle Brewer
Record added: Feb 02, 2009
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