James Knox Polk Rogers

15 February 1848–27 November 1881 (Age 33)
Yamhill, Oregon Territory, United States

The Life of James Knox Polk

When James Knox Polk Rogers was born on 15 February 1848, in Yamhill, Oregon Territory, United States, his father, Joseph Barry Rogers, was 28 and his mother, Letitia B. Cook, was 24. He married Ora Ellen Kinney on 11 October 1868, in Lafayette, Yamhill, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 27 November 1881, in Yamhill, Oregon, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Dundee Cemetery, Dundee, Yamhill, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Knox Polk Rogers
Ora Ellen Kinney
Marriage: 11 October 1868
Minnie Letitia Rogers
Joseph Barry Rogers
Anna Maria Rogers
Louise Mary Rogers
George Walter Rogers
Sarah Elizabeth Rogers

Spouse and Children

11 October 1868
Lafayette, Yamhill, Oregon, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Barry Rogers


    Letitia B. Cook





    Lewis Cass Rogers


    Garrison Rogers


    Nancy Ann Rogers


World Events (7)

1857 · Oregon Constitutional Convention

Age 9

The Oregon Constitutional Convention consisted of 60 delegates who met in Salem in 1857 to change Oregon from a territory to a state. 
1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 11

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Roger .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Rogers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jim Rogers in entry for Jay S Brown and Sarah E Braden, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Jim Rogers in entry for Jay S Brown and Sarah E Rogers Braden, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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