Dollie Rogers, was born in Blair, Oklahoma, August 23, 1917 to Charles Azariah Rogers 1876/1966 and Nona Ella Petree Rogers 1886/1947. Dollie is my great aunt. I was thrilled to attend her 100th birthday along with her two daughters, Alberta Gray and Lorena Weaver, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and family. Aunt Dollie is my grandmother, Jennie Manley Rogers Rector Baney’s 1907/1999, younger sister.
The following is taken from my book, Family Trees and Memories. I have little information about Cicero and I would love to know more. Anyone have info?
The following is taken from my book Family Trees and Memories.
Cicero and Nancy (Nannie) Caroline Petree are my great great grandparents. There were 17 children in this union.
My maternal great grandparents.
Charles Azariah Rogers 1876-1966
Born 20 September, 1876 in Louisville, Jefferson, KY to Felix Irving Rogers (1843 -1931) and Lucinda Baker of Rockcastle Co., KY. I know very little about Lucinda at this time. Felix and Lucinda had two children, Charles Azariah and Enoch Jasper. Charles died 1966 in Elk City, Oklahoma.
Nona Ella Petree 1886-1947
Nona Ella was born 11 May, 1886 in Waco, Texas to Cicero Petree (1837-1914) and Nancy (Nannie) Caroline Ellis (1851-1928). Nona Ella died 1947 in Hammon, Oklahoma at the age of 61 years from throat cancer.
Ten children were born to this marriage: Greer B:1905, Jennie Manley B: 1907 (my maternal grandmother), Charles A (CA) B: 1909, Josie B: 1911, David O (DO) B: 1913, Dolly B: 1918, Felix C (FC) B: 1921, Opal B: 1926, Arlie Ray B: 1928, and Shawnee B: 1931.
My Great Grandparents
Charles and Nona Ella married 27 June, 1904 in Willow, Greer Co., OK. Ten children were born to this marriage: Greer (1905), Jennie Manley – my grandmother (1907), Charles A (1909), Josie (1911), David O (1913), Dolly (1918), Felix C (1921), Opal (1926), Arlie Ray (1928), and Shawnee (1931).
Granddaughter’s, Wynona Rector Davis, memory. ” I remember Grandma and Grandpa Rogers lived on a hill northwest of Hammon, OK. We lived nearby. Grandmother had guineas. We would go down to the nearby creek to look for their spotted eggs. I loved watching Grandma bake. Then one day, she gave me my own dough board and rolling pin. When she baked, she would give me bits of dough and taught me to bake. I also remember riding a wagon to town on Saturdays”.
Grandson, Robert Elton Rector remembers, “Grandpa and Grandma Rector lived near the Washita River near Hammon, OK. They had a big hog farm. Later, they moved closer to Hammon and we lived nearby”.
Collecting memories from my elders has given me a better sense of the people I descended from. My curiosity began when I was young. For some reason, I was compelled to write them down. I have many to share.
Love sharing old memories.