Apr. 14, 1887 Springfield Greene County Missouri, USA
This information provided by another findagrave member to me via e-mail July, 2014.
The curator of Fantastic Caverns contacted me the other day about what he found in some early day research of the cave. It was once owned by A. H. Rogers and was named Percy Cave. He named it that because of this little boy that died. In the Springfield Republican newspaper, it made a reference to it. Jeff Campbell (the curator) is going to send me more information on what he has discovered when things slow down there. I'm anxious to hear. He gave me a few details but said he had much more to send.
Excerpt from Percy's father, A. H. Rogers obituary in the Springfield Republican:
"When Percy's father, A. H. Rogers resided in Springfield, he was cashier (chief operating officer) at the Bank of Springfield with other interests, such as: renaming Knox Cave to Percy Cave, for their first born, now known as the Fantastic Caverns. This according to information received July 2014 from Jeff Campbell's research, to wit: Under his supervision Percy Cave became the third commercial cave to have electric lights. He also built an amazing lodge (destroyed in 1952) which also used electricity and had running water."
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"A treasure to a little boy does not consist of money, gems or jewellery. He will find far greater pleasure in the wonder of a rock, pebble, stick or beetle." ~ Author Unknown -
NJBrewer Added: Jul. 3, 2014