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


Born in March 1905, son of Florence Edith McTavish and Robert Arthur Rogers, 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, Ontario 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 Winnipeg Winter Club. He and his wife Edith Mauriel Bremner shared two children. He died at his Ottawa home on 17 March 1949.


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 and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 July 2020

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