|Death: ||Jun. 12, 1881|
Henry A. Rogers married Eliza Rose on Dec. 7 1858 in Shelby County Tennessee. They had three children: Henry (1860-1861), Margaret (1862-?) and Emma Newman Rogers (1866-1953).
Memphis Daily Appeal
July 10 1881
The recent death of Major Henry A. Rogers, and his burial at Elmwood, have been already announced. He was a lawyer of talent and ability, and for several years a resident of Memphis. His widow and two bright daughters survive him. From early boyhood his actions betrayed a romantic passion for hazardous adventure. In the Crimean war, boy as he was, he made his way to the headquarters of the Russian army and tendered his services to the Czar. Had helived in Coeur de Leon's time the Saracen would have had no foe-man more dashing or chivalric than he. In the great civil war he was a major of the gallant Ninth, and brought out of that gigantic struggle many a bleeding witness of the courage and devotion that made him great in the "Imminent deadly breach." Those of his surviving comrades who have seen him on the perilous edge of battle, far ahead of his regiment, with waving sword, calling to his dauntless followers, "Onward, boys, onward!" will long honor the memory of "Hal Rogers" as one of the bravest of the brave. Too open handed and unselfish to grow rich, he died in all things poor, except an honest conscience and the affectionate admiration of all who honor the tinsel of wealth less than the ornament of a brave and generous manhood. The victim of a slow but mortal malady, he languished patiently toward the portals of death, and met the Conqueror with the same serene courage with which in the battle's front he had confronted him before.
"And he drifted back, and they placed him where He would love at last to be."
Emma Newman Rogers (1867 - 1953)*
Plot: Lot 14, grave 6, South Grove
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Aug 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115970832