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Annie Lucasta "Lou" Rogers Smith
Birth: Nov. 26, 1879
Patten
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1952
Canton
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA

Cartoonist, artist, writer, storyteller, public speaker, radio host, and political activist. She grew up on a farm in a small lumbering town, the fourth of seven children. As a child she loved to draw, producing sketches and caricatures, including ones of her teachers. She taught for a year at the Patten Academy before enrolling at the Massachusetts Normal Art School. She moved to New York City to become a cartoonist. Discovering barriers as a woman to being a cartoonist, she began submitting her work as "Lou Rogers." By 1908 her cartoons were published in Judge Magazine. In Greenwich Village she joined the woman suffrage movement and promoted it through her cartoons in the New York Call, Judge, and the Woman's Journal. She entertained street crowds in Times Square and city locations dressed in her artist's smock, drawing over-sized cartoons in the tradition of chalk talks as she lectured about suffrage. In 1913 she was featured in a Cartoons Magazine article titled "A Woman Destined." Later she produced a series of children's stories in rhyme about imaginary little people called "Gimmicks" for the Ladies Home Journal. She wrote and illustrated two children's books, The Rise of the Red Alders and Ska-Denge (Beaver for Revenge). In the early 1930s she offered a radio show over NBC Radio, "Animal News Club." She married artist Howard Smith and acquired an old farm outside Brookfield, Connecticut. In the early 1950s, she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and died at the age of 72. 

 
 
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 Parents:
  Luther Bailey Rogers (1840 - 1927)
  Mary Elizabeth Barker Rogers (1853 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  Howard Smith (1877 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Matilda Hersey Rogers (1866 - 1903)**
  Edwin S Rogers (1872 - 1957)*
  Lore Alford Rogers (1875 - 1975)*
  Mary Helen Rogers Elliott (1877 - 1945)*
  Annie Lucasta Rogers Smith (1879 - 1952)
  David Nathan Rogers (1882 - 1970)*
  Ruth Rogers MacLean (1894 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Patten Cemetery
Patten
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Plot: B-228
 
Created by: Sheppard2
Record added: Apr 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89216157
Annie Lucasta Lou <i>Rogers</i> Smith
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Annie Lucasta Lou <i>Rogers</i> Smith
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Annie Lucasta Lou <i>Rogers</i> Smith
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