Biography of Benton I. Rogers
Broome County, NY Biographies





BENTON ISAAC ROGERS, owner of one of the largest garage plants in the town of Endicott, New York, was born May 25, 1880, in Bridgewater, Pennsylvania, son of George O. ,a farmer, and Amelia (Hibbard) Rogers.

He was educated in the public and high schools, and at an early age began to make his own living. He held several positions, all being along mechanical lines, and a few years ago he came to Endicott, where he opened a garage and accessory store, which has increased in the volume of business done yearly. With many other young business men of his age, Mr. Rogers' career was temporarily interrupted by his country's all in the World War, and he served for eighteen months in the aviation section. On his return to Endicott he engaged in business again, continuing to the present time.

Mr. Rogers is a Republican in political belief, and fraternally is a member of the Independent Order Odd Fellows, the Improved Order of Red Men, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Benton Isaac. Rogers married, May 4, 1904, in Johnson City, New York, Grace M. Lyon, born July 1, 1883, in Fairdale, Pennsylvania, daughter of Henry W., a farmer, and Minnie (Smith) Lyon. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are the parents of the following children: Grace L., born August 4, 1906; Mildred L., born March 3, 1908; Clyde B., born October 30, 1910; and Eva M., born July 19, 1914. The family attend and aid in the support of the Methodist ehurch of Endicott.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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