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Rodgers, Benjamin B. 1862/64 - 1913


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 6/15/2019 at 12:59:08

Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 8 May 1913. Volga City Views column.

Benj. Rodgers went to Lima, Tuesday, to do some carpenter work for his sister. He went up on the regular train as far as Lima, then walked the little ways that remained on the track. A special train was on the branch and overtook a short ways from Lima. Mr. Rodgers, being hard of hearing, did not hear the danger that was approaching. The train struck him, throwing him about twenty feet in the air. The injured man was taken to West Union in an unconscious condition, brought to his home here and never regained consciousness. He died early Wednesday morning, May 7th. The family have the deepest sympathy of all. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the M.E. church.

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Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 15 May 1913. Volga City Views column.

Benjamin B. Rodgers was born at Lima, Fayette County, Iowa, August 14th, 1862, and died at his home in Volga City, Iowa, May 7th, 1913, aged 50 years, 8 months and 23 days.

Mr. Rodgers was the youngest of a family of eight children, three having passed on before him and four still living: Orlando and Sanner, of Pillager, Minn.; Edwin, of Elgin, and Mrs. James Doland, of Lima, Iowa.

He was a kind husband, a good provider for his family, an affectionate brother, a good neighbor and splendid citizen, highly respected by all who knew him.

He was married to Mrs. Clarenda Wroe July 17th, 1909. The funeral services were held in the M.E. church on Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Walter Piper, and the mortal remains were laid to rest in the Volga City cemetery.

(Note: An apparent reference to Benj. B. Rogers, 1864 - 7 May 1913, shown in WPA records as buried in Hill Crest cemetery. His birth year should be verified)


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