Biography of W. J. Rogers


Rogers, W. J., Tonawanda, was born in Tonawanda, May 7, 1862. He was educated in the public schools, and graduated from Chamberlain Institute in 1883, after which he read law, and then engaged in contracting with his brother, E. H. Rogers, building a large portion of the docks on Smith and Fassett's Islands, bridges, street paving, etc. In 1895 he established a file factory under the name of Rogers & Rogers, and under the firm of Rogers & Ryam built a section of the Ely Road. They are now engaged in building a Catholic church in Albion. In 1891 he married Miss Anna, daughter of John Oldenburg, by whom he has had one son, William J. Mr. Rogers is one of the progressive business men of his town, serving as sutervisor in 1894, also as justice of the peace for six years, and has ever advanced the interests of his town.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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