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Rev William H Rogers
Birth: Oct. 21, 1834
Allegany County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1915
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

The Alfred Sun
Alfred, New York
March 15, 1916

Alfred Graduate Dies in California

Sodus, N.Y. March 7--Word has been received here of the death in Los Angeles, Cal. of Rev. William Henry Rogers, a former member of the Genesee and Central New York Conferences and at one time a Methodist minister in Sodus and other Western and Central New York charges. He was a lineal descendant of John Rogers, the first martyr of the Maryan persecution in England. His American ancestors came from Connecticut, settling in Pitcher, N.Y., where the deceased was born, October 21, 1834. At 25 years of age he was graduated from Alfred University and soon afterwards began his life work as clergyman and academic principal. Afterwards he received the degree of A.M. from Syracuse University. He married Miss Martha Elizabeth Brownell, July 9, 1861, her father, Rev. Veranus Brownell, being one of the early itinerant Methodist preachers of Western New York.

When the Civil War increased in intensity Mr. Rogers enlisted in the 189th New York Volunteer Infantry, of which regiment he afterwards wrote a history. His schools included Red Creek Seminary, Nunda Academy, Spring Mills Academy, Troupsburg Acacemy, Griffith Institute and Portland Academy and Female Seminary.

He retired from active pastoral work in 1897, and lived at his old homestead near Wellsville. In 1912 Mr. and Mrs. Rogers went to California where he homesteaded a soldier's quarter section. In spite of their advanced years they undertook this task in the spring of 1913. Mrs. Rogers died in 1914, and was buried in Los Angeles. The shock was a severe one to Mr. Rogers, but he recovered sufficiently to finish the required work to homestead the land in November of last year. The arduous work told on his declining years and he continued in broken health until death came upon him in a Los Angeles hospital.

He leaves three sons, two of whom are Methodist ministers. Rev. John Brownell Rogers, the oldest, is a member of the Central New York Conference, but in recent years has been engaged in lecturing and scientific research. The second son, Lowell Lincoln Rogers is a member of the Genesee Conference and is District Superintendent of the Olean district. The third son, William Clair Rogers of Albany has been in the state service since 1903.


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Family links: 
  Charles Rogers (1805 - 1889)
  Lucy Chandler Rogers (1811 - 1891)
  Martha Elizabeth Brownell Rogers (1840 - 1914)
  John Brownell Rogers (1863 - 1937)*
  Lowell Lincoln Rogers (1865 - 1944)*
  Emily Rogers (1830 - 1830)*
  Josiah Rogers (1831 - 1832)*
  Eli J. Rogers (1833 - 1907)*
  William H Rogers (1834 - 1915)
  Lowell Lyman Rogers (1838 - 1901)*
  Joel W. Rogers (1840 - 1862)*
  Charles J. Rogers (1842 - 1918)*
  Harrison J. Rogers (1850 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
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