Ira Mitchell Rodgers

Brief Life History of Ira Mitchell

When Ira Mitchell Rodgers was born on 21 June 1880, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, his father, John Talbert Rodgers, was 28 and his mother, Martha Jane Moyer, was 24. He married Florence Pearl Bennitt on 16 March 1902, in Olive Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Olive, Olive Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Denver, Colorado, United States in 1920. He died on 13 November 1941, in New Carlisle, Olive Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Olive Chapel Cemetery, New Carlisle, Olive Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Mitchell Rodgers
1880–1941
Florence Pearl Bennitt
1883–1957
Marriage: 16 March 1902
Elthea Alice Rogers
1902–1959
Fern Rodgers
1907–1977
Laurel Bennett "Ben" Rodgers
1909–2001

Sources (16)

  • Ira M Rodgers in household of John Hawly, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ira M Rodgers, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Ira M Rodgers, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1881 · Denver becomes State Capitol

On Nov 8 1881, Denver becomes the state capitol, due to an economic boom the city experienced in the 1880s.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Rogers .

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

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