Orval Carson Rodgers

16 October 1893–December 1969 (Age 76)
Coles, Illinois, United States

The Life of Orval Carson

When Orval Carson Rodgers was born on 16 October 1893, in Coles, Illinois, United States, his father, Robert Sheridan Rodgers, was 25 and his mother, Caroline L. York, was 22. He married Mary Catherine Stricker on 18 December 1916, in West Lorne, West Elgin, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pleasant Grove Township, Coles, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Detroit Ward 12, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died in December 1969, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76.

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Orval Carson Rodgers
Mary Catherine Stricker
Marriage: 18 December 1916
Donald Carson Rodgers

Spouse and Children

18 December 1916
West Lorne, West Elgin, Elgin, Ontario, Canada


    Donald Carson Rodgers


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Sheridan Rodgers


    Caroline L. York




World Events (8)

1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 4

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 10

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Scottish, northern Irish, and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Roger 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orval Rogers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orval Rodgers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orval C Rogers in household of Robert S Rogers, "United States Census, 1910"

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