George Emmons Rogers obituary - with photo; brother of Ford H. Rogers
i a UllCOn- l)e-SA-nijihonv ..$--5 5 PASSED AWAY IN NEW YORK GEORGE EMMONS ROGERS FOR MERLY WELL-KNOWN HERE. REPRESENTATIVE OF DETROIT WHITE LEAD WORKS. Was to Hnvc Been Mnrried to Miss Madge Ballon, June 20. George Emmons Rogers, Atlantic coast representative of the Detroit White Lead works, died in New York city Tuesday night, an abscess in the head being the direct, cause of death. Mr. Rogers, during the early '60s was well-known in mercantile and banking circles of Detroit. He served in several capacities with Holmes & Co., and was cashier when he left that firm to accept a position with the Michigan State bank. About this time the banks were being bothered to a great extent by counter-felt money, and as Sir. Rogers was an expert in detecting had money, the bank was anxious to secure his valu-ble services. At that time C. C. Trowbridge was president, and with him were associated Alex. H. Adams and S. E. Pittman. Mr. Rogers left the bank In 1S53 and went to California, where he remained twenty-six years. During that period he was interested in mining stocks and in assaying gold and silver bullion. For several years he owned and operated the old Garry Bell assay office in San Francisco. After leaving the west he spent some time in New York city and in GEORGE EMMONS ROGERS. London. He was appointed as representative on the Atlantic coast of the Detroit White Lead Works, which position he held until the time o his Deceased was a brother of MaJ. Ford H. 'Rogers, president of the Detroit White Lead Works, and a nephew of Judge Maimer H. Emmons, at one time a judge of the United States District Court. He was born in A'ergennes, Vt October 7. 1S33. and came of Mayflower and Revolutionary New England stock. July 3, 1840, in company with his parents and the other members of the family he came to Detroit, the family soon afterwards removing to' Pontine where, -after securing an education in the public schools, he engaged in mercantile pursuits. The trouble which finally terminated in death was of years' standing, although as late as last Sunday evening Mr. Rogers was apparently a well man while visiting at Maj. Rogers' home in this city, lie was a bachelor, 'but was engaged to Miss Madge Ballou, daughter of Mr. A. A. Ballbu, of Detroit, the wedding being set for June 26. The remains, accompanied by Miss Ballou, will he brought fieii'e from New York, and the funeral will be held at 1 o'clock to-morrow, from MaJ. Rogers' residence, 2a Peter-boro stroet, the interment being at Pontlac the s.ame afternoon.