Monday, July 25, 2011

Memorial Mondays ~ Thomas Milton Rogers

Thomas Milton Rogers has always intrigued me.  Thomas is my Great Great Grandfather.  He was the first born child of John Rogers (he has his own research issues if you can imagine!) and Rebecca Jane Murray, born 4 August 1872 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia.  Thomas married Minnie Jane Hartsell on 29 November 1896 in Preston County, West Virginia. They were married by Minnie's father, Robert A. Hartsell, a Civil War Veteran.  Thomas was baptized in the Old German Baptist Church in May of 1898.  Minnie and Thomas had five boys and one girl.  Sadly, Thomas was struck in the head while cutting timber a month after his daughter was born.  He never recovered from the blow.  He died on 10 May 1906 in the Reno District of Preston County, West Virginia.  Thomas was buried in Burns Cemetery, Rowlesburg, Preston County, West Virginia, on a mountain of course.
The one odd thing is, for some reason in family papers we have a typed copy of the obituary.  The next task for Thomas is to locate the original.

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