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John Calhoun Rogers
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1869
California, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1953
Kern County
California, USA

John Calhoun Rogers was my maternal grandfather. He lived with my family for most of the last two years of his life and of whom I have the fondest memories. He was born in Duarte, Los Angeles County, CA, 12 Dec 1869. The first child of James and E. Jane Beardsley Rogers. His mother, Jane, died in 1873. He had two sisters Mary b 1872 and Alice b 1873. His father remarried in 1875, Mary "Mollie" McCrary of Riverside, San Bernardino Co, CA. John C. Rogers m. Lura Helsley in Los Angeles County 24 Oct 1900. They had 3 sons and a daughter, Joseph James b 13 Oct 1901; John Marion b 25 Dec 1904; Howard Earl b 27 Oct 1908; Alice Vera b 27 Oct 1910. They lived in Duarte, San Fernando, then moved up to Tulare and settled in Kern County on a farm outside of what is now Wasco, CA. All the US Census state his occupation as farmer. Family story states he had a construction crew (mules, wagons and men) and worked on the Van Norman Dam outside San Fernando, in what is now Granada Hills, CA. And worked on the old Grapvine road through Tejon Pass. He bought a dairy farm in Tulare Co in the 19teens. And eventually settled on a farm outside of what is now Wasco, Kern Co. In 1949 he (aged 80) and another man leased some land at the old Camp Cook in Casmalia, Santa Barbara Co and bought a herd of cattle to graze out there. John C. loved beautiful horses. When I was little his horse was a palomino named Babe. My older sister told me that Babe was trained to take voice commands. I remember as a child seeing a newspaper clipping of my grandfather riding a bucking bronco at a rodeo in Bakersfield and he was in his 70s. I have not been able to find that newspaper clipping. At the time of his death he was survived by: His four children, 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. [Note: If you choose to use all or part of this information or photos please use the complete internet address (URL) copied from your browser including the memorial number in your documentation. Then if someone has information they can contact us. Thank you. Pam] 
 
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 Parents:
  James M. Rogers (1846 - 1906)
  Jane Beardsley Rogers (1851 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Lura Helsley Rogers (1878 - 1949)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph James Rogers (1901 - 1973)*
  Alice Vera Rogers Vandegrift (1910 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Calhoun Rogers (1869 - 1953)
  Alice Rogers Neff (1873 - 1953)*
  William H. Rogers (1877 - 1911)**
  Louis Charles Rogers (1881 - 1935)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Bakersfield
Kern County
California, USA
Plot: Garden of Prayer, 56-15
 
Maintained by: Pamela Trew Boyle
Originally Created by: Dean Hirst
Record added: May 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90802550
John Calhoun Rogers
Added by: Pamela Trew Boyle
 
John Calhoun Rogers
Added by: Dean Hirst
 
John Calhoun Rogers
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- Joyce Ellen
 Added: May. 10, 2014
 
 
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