Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ROGERS is a prosperous young farmer residing three-fourths of a mile east
from Fletcher. He was born in Pike county, Illinois, May 25, 1881,
and was the son of Charles F. and Kate (Baker) Rogers. Both parents
are natives of Illinois, where they lived until 1889, when they came to
Adams county, Washington. In 1903 they removed to California and
are still living in that state. They have been parents of four children:
Roy, Claud, deceased; Leslie, who lives with his parents, and Lloyd, also
with his parents in California.
Before coming to this
state Mr. Rogers attended school at New Hartford, Illinois, and continued
his education after arriving in Adams county. Until 1903 he was employed
by his father on the farm. During the year mentioned he rented the
farm, since which time he has been cultivating it for himself. The
farm contains four hundred and eighty acres and is all under cultivation.
Mr. Rogers also owns ten head of draft horses.
On July 15, 1903, occurred
the marriage of Roy V. Rogers to Ethel Lucy, daughter of Henry and Thula
(Davidson) Lucy, natives of Missouri, in which state they lived until coming
to Washington and locating in Adams county, where they now live.
They have been parents of five children: Eugenia, married to J. F. M Clever;
Rowen; Ethel, and Anna and Ralph, the two latter being twins.
Mr. Rogers is a Republican
and takes an active working interest in the affairs of his party.
Mrs. Rogers is a member of the Christian church.
Mr. Rogers is one of
the most promising young business men of Adams county, and is a man highly
respected and well-liked by all who know him.