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Memorable Manitobans: William George Rogers (1854-1933)

Farmer, municipal official, publisher, real estate agent.

Born in Leeds County, Ontario on 27 August 1854, son of Thomas and Eliza Rogers, he was educated at Athens, Ontario. He began farming in Manitoba in 1878, where he served as Clerk (1882-1883) and Reeve (1899-1900)of the Rural Municipality of North Cypress, a member of the executive of the Manitoba Grain Growers’ Association, and a candidate for the Brandon constituency in the 1881 provincial by-election. He owned and published the Carberry News (1890-1894). In 1907, he moved to British Columbia and founded the real estate business of Rogers, Nesbitt & McRae. On 14 May 1890, he married Margaret Ann Stinson (1870-?) at Brandon and they had one son and eight daughters, including Mary Eliza Rogers (1891-?), Olive Rogers (1893-?), Ruby Rogers (1894-?), Byron William Rogers (1896-?), and Hazel Rogers (1899-?). He died on 6 September 1933, in the Rural Municipality of Daly, at the home of one of his daughters.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 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.

“First Carberry settler dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 1933, page 6.

Carberry Plains, Century One: 1882-1892 by Carberry History Committee, 1982, page 193.

We thank Frank Korvemaker for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 May 2020

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