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     About: The Silas Rogers Archival Collection contains materials related to the life and death of Silas Rogers. The materials contained in this collection include, military, marriage, financial and other miscellaneous documents. Silas Rogers was born in Salem, Washington County on March 14, 1868. He first married Effie Beckley who died in 1909. Silas “Cy” Rogers and Effie Beckley had two children named Dorothy Campbell of Beloit, Wisconsin and Ralph Rogers of Burbank California. Mr. Rogers then married Georgia Middleton in 1913. Silas Rogers had four sisters named Pearl Biggs and Margaret Pavey of Crawfordsville Indiana, Bertha Halpin of Fromberg Montana, Cora Hutton of Rifle Colorado as well as three brothers from Crawfordsville named George, Frank and Harry Rogers.

      Mr. Rogers served in the Spanish-American War in Company H. 158th Indiana Volunteers and was a member of the Elks and Eagles lodge. Mr. Rogers worked for 25 years at the Crawfordsville Police department, and he also worked as a proprietor of the Eaglet restaurant.

 

 

Purpose: This collection intends to provide access to documents, images and deeds related to Silas Rogers, the military, war stamps, and marriage and death records for any users.

 

 
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