Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

I was 13 years old when my great-grandmother Mary Tennessee (Turner) Rogers died at age 91. When you’re 13, you don’t notice much but yourself and your friends. (I know, my granddaughter just turned 13!) So, I don’t have that many memories of “MawMaw” Rogers. I wish I’d paid attention, MawMaw saw a lot in …

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“Describe an heirloom you may have inherited from a female ancestor…” My great-grandfather Charles Arthur “Bubba” Rogers was a railroad man all of his life, first with the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway and later the Texas & Pacific Railroad. As a Bridge Foreman, he traveled all over Texas, wherever the railroad would go. …

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My grandparents met as students at the old Central High School in Fort Worth back in the 1930’s. Miles Francis Stanley, Jr graduated in June of 1932, and began work as a painter for his father, John Thomas Stanley, building manager of the Fort Worth National Bank. Charley Belle Rogers, a year younger, graduated in …

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My great-grandparents, Charles and Mary Rogers were married in 1912 after a year-long courtship. This is their story… Charles Arthur Rogers, ca 1912. A nice guy, needs a wife… A recreation of a postcard that Charles sent to a new “mystery lady”… The “mystery lady”, Mary Tennessee Turner, ca 1910… A December wedding… It’s official… …

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