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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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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The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is: “Orphans and Orphans” The first type of orphan refers to those ancestors or relatives who lost their parents when they were young. The second type of orphan would be those siblings or cousins of our ancestors whom we think of as “reverse orphans.” …

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