Col. Robert L. Rogers

The Cartersville News and Courant
September 13, 1906, page 1
Transcribed and submitted by:  7/2006
Col. Robert L. Rogers
Aged and Respected Citizen Passes Away.
Came From South Carolina -Was Prominent Figure in Baptist Church-Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Col. Robert L. Rogers died, at his home, at Rogers Station, five miles from Cartersville, at 2 o'clock last Sunday morning.

Col. Rogers' death was due to heart trouble and was rather sudden, as he had been considered in first rate health up to the time of the attack which carried him off, which was thought to be only a slight trouble that would soon pass away. He was one of Bartow county's best known and most prominent citizens and his loss is a considerable one to the county in many respects, as he was active in public matters, even though up in years as he had passed his eightieth birthday, which was the 6th of August.

Col. Rogers came from Spartanburg, S. C., to Bartow county in 1848. He married Miss E. A. Pittard in 1854. He has been identified with the farming and industrial growth of the county in a number of ways, having been a successful farmer and for some time running a lime works, Rogers' lime being favorably known for some time to the building trade. During the civil war he was in charge of some of the state's property, under the direction of Governor Brown. He has long been a member and very strong figure in the affairs of the Baptist church. In the council of the Middle Cherokee Association he has been strongly recognized for his judgment and zeal and at the time of his death was a member of the board of trustees of the Cherokee Baptist College, at Adairsville.

He was a man of unquestioned integrity and those sturdy qualities that make up the valued citizen and in whatever cause his efforts found exercise he proved an availing force.

He leaves one brother, Mr. Minus Rogers. His nieces, the Misses Williams, occupied his home with him for a number of years previous up to his death. His wife preceded him in death fourteen years ago. His remains were buried at the well prepared family lot in Oak Hill cemetery Monday, the funeral taking place at 12 o'clock. Rev. J. E. Hudson, of Adairsville, conducted the funeral services.


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