Thomas Rodger

8 April 1870–
Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Rodger was born on 8 April 1870, in Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of William Rodger and Agnes Hood. He married Helen McLellan Allan on 28 November 1895, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons.

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Thomas Rodger
Helen McLellan Allan
Marriage: 28 November 1895
William Rodger
James Allan Rodger
Thomas Ferguson Rodger

Spouse and Children

28 November 1895
Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom



    James Allan Rodger


    Thomas Ferguson Rodger


Parents and Siblings

    William Rodger


    Agnes Hood




    Janet Rodger


    Francis Rodger


    William Charles Rodger



    Francis Rodger


World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 4

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Age 14

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 32

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Roger 1.

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

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  • Thomas Rodger, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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