Biography of Edward Rogerson

Rogerson, Edward, a native of Yorkshire, England, was born in 1851, and came to Canada when but a youth and remained in Toronto until 1880. where he was engaged in the dry goods and hat business. In that year he came to Le Roy and became associated with W. D. Matthews in the malting business. Mr. Rogerson remained with him as manager until Matthews's death in 1888, when the business was conducted by his son, Wilmot D. Matthews, and Mr. Rogerson became a partner. In 1894 Mr. Rogerson formed a company and purchased the business outright, and carried it on as the W. O. Matthews Malting Company, which continued until October 1, 1897, when the business was absorbed by the American Malting Company, with Edward Rogerson as manager, which position he has since filled. They have twenty-two branches distributed throughout the LTnited States. The season's output from this establishment if from 600,000 to 700,000 bushels with an average of sixty employees. Mr. Rogerson has paid strict attention to the business and has made it one of the best of all the branches. He is one of Le Roy's most substantial citizens, progressive and always has an open purse for the advancement of the village. He was president of the village for two years; is one of the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church and owns a fine fruit farm near the village. He is a stockholder and director in the Citizens' Bank of Le Roy. In 1873 Mr. Rogerson married Marion R. Matthews, who died in 1888, and in 1890 he married Minnie U. Hazelton. By his first wife he had four children and two by the second.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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