William Knox Rogers

Male2 September 1889–1 January 1965

Brief Life History of William Knox

When William Knox Rogers was born on 2 September 1889, in Arm, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, his father, Charles Wade Rogers, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Louise Sanders, was 22. He had at least 1 daughter with Jennie Lee Harvey. He lived in Beat 5, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States for about 40 years. He died on 1 January 1965, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Arm, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States.

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William Knox Rogers
Jennie Lee Harvey
Fanny Lou Rogers

Sources (8)

  • W Knox Rogers, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William Knox Rogers, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • William Rogers, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 18

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Roger , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Irish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí (see Rorie ).

History: Thomas Rogers (c. 1587–1621), born in London, England, was among the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. He died during the first winter at Plymouth Colony, but his son Joseph survived and married, and was later joined in MA by his brother John. This name was subsequently brought to North America independently by many different bearers.

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

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