Rogers/Petree Pics-Contributor Sharon Cardin Parsons

Sharon, Thanks so much for the Rogers/Petree family pictures.

 

Charles Azariah Rogers 1876-1966 & Nona Ella Petree 1886-1947

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.

 

Charles Azariah Rogers (1876-1966) and Nona Ella Petree (1886-1947)

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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).

Memories

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.