|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1892|
|Death: ||Nov. 27, 1913|
JOE'S HISTORY, WRITTEN BY BRIAN MCLAUGHLIN, ANNIE MCVICKER ROGERS AND KATIE MCVICKER:
"Uncle Joe" as he was known to my grandmother, Rosemary Rogers McLaughlin, was born to parents Dr. Samuel Graham Rogers and Katherine D. Record in 1892 in Mooreland, Indiana.
Joe's father was a second generation American whose great-grandparents immigrated to Philadelphia from Ireland in the late 1820s. Joe's mother's side was originally from North Carolina and had deep Quaker roots, and left the south before the Civil War.
Soon after Joe's birth, his family moved to New Castle.
In 1913, Joe Rogers was found dead in his bed with a bottle of chloroform nearby -- one tale says. He was a y oung man of more than average ability, and since the death of his father in 1912, he had been looking after their farm ... He was a kind genial young man and well liked by his many friends. His death is not only a severe shock to the family but to the entire public in and around town. The coroner pronounced his death accidental.
His mother, Kate Record Rogers, wrote in her bible: "My precious boy, Joe, has gone to be with papa and the angels. A dear boy to his mother always. How I will miss the goodnight kiss and his smile and look of love on the morrow. But he is safe in the arms of Jesus and awaits my coming (Mama)."
Samuel Graham Rogers (1856 - 1912)
Kathryn D. Record Rogers (1864 - 1932)
Wilber Dennis Rogers (1887 - 1960)*
Joseph Rogers Thomas (1892 - 1913)
Darlington Odd Fellows Cemetery
Created by: BF McLaughlin
Record added: Sep 20, 2012
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