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L. B. Rogers

The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
November 14, 1912, Vol. 18, No. 37

Mr. L. B. Rogers dead
One Of The Counties Most Prominent Citizens
And Farmers Passed Away Sunday.

Dillon County lost one of its most substantial citizens Sunday morning when Mr. L. B. Rogers passed away after an illness of several days. It has been evident for several days that Mr. Rogers' life was slowly ebbing and the end came at 9 o'clock while he was surrounded by his sons and daughters, several of his sons having been summoned from a distance.

Mr. Rogers was in his 74th year. He was a remarkably well preserved man and enjoyed excellent health up until a few weeks before his death. About two weeks ago his home was destroyed by fire and the loss of the dwelling where he had spent the major portion of his life probably hastened the end. The primary portion of Rogers life had been devoted to farming. He was a splendid farmer and managed his lands so well that he accumulated a handsome competency.

At the outbreak of the civil war he entered in company of the 8th South Carolina regiment where he remained until the close of the war. He was a fearless soldier and could always be found at the forefront of battle. At the close of the war he returned home and devoted himself to agricultural pursuits and completed what promised early to his career to be a successful life.

Early in life Mr. Rogers was wedded to Miss Adeline Townsend who preceeded him to the grave about three years age. From this union there were born a large family of sons and daughters: Rufus L. Rogers, of Winder, Ga, W. C. Rogers of Bishopville, Dr. J. R. Rogers of Dillon, D. F. Rogers of Atlanta, Ga., A.M. Rogers of Clio, H. M. Rogers of Dillon, L. B. Rogers Jr. of Latta, A. P. Rogers of Atlanta, Mrs. S. A. McMillan and Misses Julia and Ida Rogers of Latta.

Mr. Rogers was a Royal Arch Mason and took a deep interest in the Masonic order in his younger days. He was buried at Latta. Monday many of his friends, both young and old, coming from a distance to pay a last tribute to his memory. He was one of Dillon's most substantial citizens and his death is a distinct loss to the county.

Transcribed by Mary Lewis from microfilm at the South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, SC.

Submitted by Helen Moody, 15 Sept 2003.

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