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Memorable Manitobans: Sydney Ernest Rogers (1888-1965)

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Sydney E. Rogers
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Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1937-1940), MLA (1941-1945).

Born at the Isle of Wight, England on 11 November 1888, son of James Alexander Rogers and Elizabeth Spencer, he came to Canada in 1897 and was educated at Manitoba public schools.

On 12 June 1905, he married Georgina Elizabeth Johnston, the daughter of George Johnston. They had six children: Maud, Ethel, Charlie, Ernie, Percy, and Sydnie Ada. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Shell River starting in 1920, and a School Trustee of the Makaroff School District for twelve years. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1936 general election, serving two terms.

He died on 10 September 1965.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1938.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (Deceased),Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 December 2012

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