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Nell "Nellie" (Foster) Rogers

Birth: She was born in 1886 at Kansas.  

Family Information: Wife of Guy Rogers. They were married in 1914 at Washington County, Arkansas, while both were living in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Mother of Lynn, Volney and Rene Rogers -- Rene was probably born while the family was living in the colony.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1900 she was living in Oklahoma with her parents and siblings.

In 1920 she was living in Tennessee with her husband and eldest daughter, Lynn, while Guy worked as an efficiency man at a boiler house.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In June 1928 she, Mrs. Busick, Bergold and McLane were picking berries with a group of children.

In September 1928 he was on the college faculty along with: Lowell H. Coate - Superintendent and instructor in Sociology, Economics and Public Education; E.C. Bennett - English and History; Benjamin Roe - Scientific Agriculture; Guy F. Rogers - Mathematics; Eugene Hough - Psychology; F. Hamel - Spanish, German and Latin; Mary Erma Wilson - Voice and Piano; R.B. Snyder - Director of Orchestra, Wind and Stringed Instruments, Chorus and Ensemble; Geo. T. Pickett - Industrial Science; Daisy Daugherty - Domestic Science; Edna Mae Coffin - Manual Art, Sculpture and Architectural Drawing; Austin McLane - Journalism; Nell Rogers - Botany; Hope Shoemaker - Shorthand, Typewriting and Book-keeping; Mr. Daugherty - Intermediate Grades; Mrs. A.E. Bennet - Primary Grades; Esther Allen - Health and Hygiene; Mary H. Atworth - Librarian and Instructor in the Art of Expression; Anna Tabb - School Nurse, Dr. J.P. Kimmel - College Physician; Alice Pickett - Girls Counselor; Theodore Atworth - Oil and Watercolor Art; Alma Wilson Bell - Dramatic Art.

Other Info: In January 1929 she was listed as a member of the local Conscientious Objectors Union.  

Post-Colony History: In 1930 and 1940 she was living in Florida with her husband and three children; in 1930 she was working as a gardener.  

Death: She died in 1974 at Alachua, Florida.  

Sources: US Census: 1900, 1920, 1930, 1940; Arkansas County Marriages Index; "Llano Colonist": June 9, 1928, June 30, 1928, September 15, 1928, September 22, 1928, January 12, 1929; Florida Death Index  


Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated September 22, 1928.

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