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Memorable Manitobans: John A. Rogers (1905-1949)

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Born in March 1905, son of Edith McTavish and Robert Arthur Rogers, brother of M. M. R. Konantz, he was educated in Winnipeg and later attended Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario. He worked at the firm his father founded, Crescent Creamery Company, before moving to Ottawa in 1942, where he was manager of the lumber export firm of Watson and Todd Limited. An avid golfer and sportsman, he was a member of St. Charles Country Club and the Winnipeg Winter Club. He and his wife Edith Mauriel Bremner shared two children: Bremner and Heather. He died at the age of 44 at his home in Ottawa on 17 March 1949.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“John A. Rogers, ex-Winnipegger, dies in Ottawa,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 86]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 22 April 2012

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