Francis James "Frank" Rogers

29 June 1900–8 September 1980 (Age 80)
Richland Township, Jones, Iowa, United States

The Life of Francis James "Frank"

When Francis James "Frank" Rogers was born on 29 June 1900, in Richland Township, Jones, Iowa, United States, his father, Patrick Rogers, was 52 and his mother, Mary Koos, was 39. He married Leone Alice Lehner on 24 September 1924, in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He died on 8 September 1980, at the age of 80, and was buried in Saint Marys Cemetery, Cascade, Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis James "Frank" Rogers
Leone Alice Lehner
Marriage: 24 September 1924
Kathleen M Rogers
Muriel Claire Rogers
Carol Jean Rogers
Mary Joan Rogers

Spouse and Children

24 September 1924
Dubuque, Iowa, United States


    Kathleen M Rogers



    Carol Jean Rogers


    Mary Joan Rogers


Parents and Siblings

    Patrick Rogers


    Mary Koos




    George P Rogers



    Charley Rogers



    Nora Rogers


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 22

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Roger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank J Rogers in household of Patrick Rogers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank Rogers in household of Patrick Rogers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank Rogers, "United States Census, 1930"

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