William Joshua Rogers

14 September 1870–6 April 1930 (Age 59)
Whitwell, Marion, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Joshua

When William Joshua Rogers was born on 14 September 1870, in Whitwell, Marion, Tennessee, United States, his father, James M. Rogers, was 32 and his mother, Thursa Easterly, was 20. He married Lizzie Ida Wilson on 29 September 1895, in Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 6 April 1930, at the age of 59, and was buried in Center Point, Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Joshua Rogers
Lizzie Ida Wilson
Marriage: 29 September 1895
Lillie Ida Rogers
Lawrence William Rogers
Walter Tipton Rogers
Edward Joseph Rogers
Alton David Rogers
Oscar Seay Rogers

Spouse and Children

29 September 1895
Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Age 16

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Roger .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Rogers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William J Rogers in household of J M Rogers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Will Rogers in entry for William Lawrence Rogers, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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