Biography of Cyrus Rogers


Rogers, Cyrus, Aurora, p. o. East Aurora, born in Sheldon, Wyoming county, N. Y., October 4, 1829, is a son of Calvin and Emily (Hotchkiss) Rogers. The grandfather, Salma Rogers, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war and spent his last days at Strykersville. He was a master mechanic and Free Mason over sixty years, being an honorary member at the time of his death and was buried by the lodge. Cyrus Rogers was reared and educated at Strykersville, where he learned the carpenter's and millwright trades. He has built and assisted in building a number of buildings and had a planing mill, sash, blind and door factory until it burned down, sixteen years ago. Mr. Rogers was married in 1851 to Miss A. A. Havens, daughter of Peleg and Lydia Havens, and they had five children, Morris, William, Charles, Emily and Nettie.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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