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Joseph Edgar Applegate
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1857
Death: Nov. 12, 1937

THE APPLEGATE FAMILY, J.E. (Joseph Edgar) Applegate was born in Illinois in
1857. In 1881, looking for a place to move with his brother A.R., he heard about
the new area opening in northwest Arkansas. Late in 1881 J.E. and A.R. purchased
a former drugstore in Rogers and opened Applegate Drug; J.E. bought out A.R. a
year later. In November of 1894 J.E. traveled back to Illinois where he married
Anna Buchanan and returned to Rogers with her. To Anna and J.E. Applegate were
born eight children, whom Anna called her "jewels." Two died in their teens from
tuberculosis. The five sons who survived all followed in their father's
footsteps and became pharmacists. The family's first home was a farm on North
Eighth Street called "The Elms." They later moved into town at 506 West Poplar,
where Immanuel Baptist Church stands today. Many of Rogers church and social
functions were hosted at their home. Applegate Drugstore moved two times, the
final move to an A.O. Clarke-designed building at 116 South First which opened
in 1907, today home to Poor Richard's Gifts and Confectionery. J.E. played a
major part in Rogers activities, including serving as the second president of
the Board of Trade (predecessor to today's chamber of commerce) in 1904,
president of the American National Bank in 1915, and charter member of the
American Legion Post established in 1919. Both J.E. and Anna were charter
members of Rogers ' Presbyterian church. Anna died in 1921, and J.E. in 1937.
History claims that the old pendulum clock in the Applegate Drugstore stopped
ticking the day J.E. died.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anna B. Applegate (1860 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Walter L. Applegate (1887 - 1915)*
  Charles S. Applegate (1888 - 1960)*
  John Buchanan Applegate (1890 - 1951)*
  Edgarda Applegate (1892 - 1905)*
  Timothy Page Applegate (1894 - 1947)*
  Harold K. Applegate (1899 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rogers Cemetery
Rogers
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Gregg Henrikson
Record added: Jun 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71588934
Joseph Edgar Applegate
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Joseph Edgar Applegate
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Joseph Edgar Applegate
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THE APPLEGATE FAMILYJ.E. (Joseph Edgar) Applegate was born in Illinois in 1857. In 1881, looking for a place to move with his brother A.R., he heard about the new area opening in northwest Arkansas. Late in 1881 J.E. and A.R. purchased a former drugstore ...(Read more)
- Charles Robin Rauch
 Added: Jun. 15, 2013

- Debbie Rowe Clarkston
 Added: Jul. 20, 2011
 
 
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