Biography of Lewis E. Rogers

In many respects Lewis E. Rogers, of Polk township, Nodaway county, is a model farmer, and as a stock raiser his success has been most encouraging. He aims to be progressive in what he does and having spent his entire life in his native community he is well and favorably known, having kept untarnished the excellent reputation always borne by the Rogers family. He was born in this township, on the farm where he now resides, April 12, 1877. His father was the late Francis E. Rogers, and his mother was known in her maidenhood as Grizell Hogue. The father was born in the state of New York and the mother in Pennsylvania. They came to Nodaway county, Missouri, in the early seventies and settled in Polk township where they developed a good farm and spent the remainder of their lives, the father dying July 12, 1903, and the mother on December 31, 1908. They were the parents of ten children, six sons and four daughters, of whom Lewis E., of this review, was the seventh in order of birth. He grew to maturity on the home farm and when but a mere lad began assisting with the general work about the place, and attended the common schools in his neighborhood, also the Maryville schools. He has always followed general farming and he has been very successful in his chosen line. He is the owner of one of the choice farms of his township, consisting of two hundred and eighty acres, all improved and under a high state of cultivation. He keeps from year to year a variety of good stock, and he has a comfortable and attractively located dwelling and good outbuildings.

Mr. Rogers was married in this township, on February n, 1896, to May Crouse, who was born in Nodaway county, reared and educated here. She is the daughter of Irvin Crouse, a well known citizen of Union township. To Mr. and Mrs. Rogers four children have been born, named as follows: Lester E., Oral E., Yesta and Elsie A.

Politically, Mr. Rogers is a Republican and he takes an active interest in township affairs, being influential in the councils of his party and he has been frequently sent as a delegate to township and county conventions. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Woodmen of the World.

Source: B. F. Bowen & Company. Past and present of Nodaway County, Missouri. Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company. 1910.

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