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Memorable Manitobans: Aurelia Regina Widmeyer Rogers (1867-1934)

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Born at Ayton, Ontario in June 1867, daughter of Charles and Barbara Widmeyer, she came to Winnipeg in 1883 and was educated at St. Mary’s Academy. On 13 June 1888, she married Robert Rogers at Clearwater, Manitoba. They had one son, Robert G. Rogers.

Active in numerous community organizations, she served on the executive of the Children’s Home Board. She was a member of the Anglican Church (Trinity Church and later St. Luke’s Church), Women’s Conservative Club (President), Four Leaf Clover League (President), Women’s Canadian Club (President, 1924-25), IODE, Western Art Association, and Women’s Musical Club.

She died at her Winnipeg home, 197 Roslyn Road, on 4 July 1934 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Mrs. Robt. Rogers succumbs, victim of heart attack”, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 July 1934, page 3.

We thank Megan Vannucci for providing additional information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2011

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