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Adolphus Barrett "Dolphus" Rogers
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1856
Cadiz
Harrison County
Ohio, USA
Death: unknown
Minonk
Woodford County
Illinois, USA

History of McDonough County, 1885
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Rogers Brothers, dealers in musical instruments, sewing machines, sheet music etc. This firm succeeded J. S. Perrine & Co., which was one of Bushnell's old business firms. In November, 1883, J. S. Rogers became a member of that firm, and January 1, 1885, A. B. Rogers bought the interest of Mr. Perrine, the firm name then being changed to Rogers Brothers. They occupy a store room one door east of the postoffice, and are the most extensive dealers in their lines in the county, carrying a stock valued at over $2,500. The store room in which they carry on their business is 24x60 feet in dimensions.

John S. Rogers, the senior member of this firm, is a native of Harrison county, Ohio, having been born there on the 18th day of December, 1853. He received his education and was reared in his native county, where, after reaching a suitable age, he engaged in farming, which he followed until attaining his majority, and then entered mercantile life as a clerk, at Smyrna, Ohio. In 1878, he came to McDonough county, and located at Adair, where he remained until 1880, then going to Bardolph, where he worked at the potter's trade. In September, 1882, he engaged with Perrine & Co., as a clerk, and later became a member of the firm, as heretofore noted. On the 16th of October, 1878, John S. Rogers and Luella W. Phipps, a native of Ohio, were united in marriage. As a result of their union, they are now the parents of two children--Horace B. and Gladys Fern. Mrs. Rogers is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, while Mr. R. is claimed as an honored member of the Bardolph lodge of the A. O. U. W.

A. B. Rogers, the junior member of the firm of Rogers Brothers, was born on the 23d of April, 1856, in Harrison county, Ohio. He became a resident of McDonough county in 1875, and followed agricultural pursuits until January 1, 1885, at which time he became a member of the present firm. A. B. Rogers and Anna Ritter, a native of McDonough county, and a daughter of William Ritter, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on the 20th day of February, 1879. They are now the parents of two children--William R. and Clyde E. The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons claim him as an honored member. The Rogers Bros. are among the leading business men of Bushnell, and, as citizens, are highly respected.
- History of McDonough Co., P834
- Source:
Courtesy of Tom and Donna Sullivan


Note:
Adolphus B Rogers seriously injured his back moving a piano, and retired early.
- Source:
- Patrick Arthur Rogers (grand-son of Adolphus)
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Adolphus took a bet from another that he couldn't get a piano up a flight of stairs, Adolphus won the bet but after moving the piano, Adolphus had injured his back so severely that he was wheelchair bound the rest of his life.
- Source:
- Henry David Rogers (grand-son of Adolphus)

Died after 1910, Place and Burial have yet to be found and verified!! 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Wesley Carson Rogers (1824 - 1861)
  Albina Johnson Barrett (1827 - 1891)
 
 Spouses:
  Anna Rebecca Ritter Rogers (1861 - 1886)*
  Rachel May Witty Baker (1877 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  Nellie Rogers (1880 - 1880)*
  William Ritter Rogers (1882 - 1961)*
  Clyde E. Rogers (1884 - ____)*
  Jessie Loraine Rogers Cassady (1887 - 1956)*
  Irving Holt Rogers (1898 - 1988)*
  Fredrick Rogers (1900 - 1944)*
  Vernon Rogers (1904 - 1975)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Asbury Rogers (1847 - 1901)**
  Emma Rogers Mallernee (1849 - 1932)*
  John S. Rogers (1853 - 1918)*
  Adolphus Barrett Rogers (1856 - ____)
  Joseph Marion Rogers (1859 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: William Rogers
Record added: Nov 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44665435
 

 
 
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