CORRECTIONS BY ME IN PARENTHESES
****Article about John Waller Lawrence scroll to bottom of page****
In order of death dates.
Thelma Slaughter Rogers
El Dorado Daily News, Thurs., Feb. 5, 1931, Page 8
Funeral services were held at 4 O'Clock yesterday afternoon for Mrs. L.T. (Littleton) Rogers, who died at her home, eight miles west of El Dorado on the Magnolia Highway, Tuesday night.
She is survived by her husband, L.T. (Littleton or "Lit") Rogers; her mother, Mrs. Belle (Beverly) Slaughter; four sisters, Bertie (Birdie) Slaughter, Blanche Slaughter, Julia Slaughter and Sallie Slaughter; five brothers, M.B. Slaughter, Arthur Slaughter, Andrew Slaughter, Thomas Slaughter and Woodrow Slaughter, all of El Dorado.
T. E. Barton Co. was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Ola Rogers Lawrence
El Dorado Daily News, Wed. Oct. 31, 1934, Page 6
Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Lawrence, 76, life-long resident of Union County who died early yesterday morning at her home eight miles west of El Dorado on the Magnolia Highway,
following an illness of 14 months, were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Shaw (Pate) Cemetery, near her home.
The Rev. William Bradley of Wesson officiated, with arrangements in charge of Rumph Mortuary.
Born in Union County May 30, 1858, Mrs. Lawrence was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lijah (Elisha) Rogers.
She is survived by one son, Jim H. Lawrence, with whom she made her home; three daughters, Mrs. Recy Saniford and Mrs. Mindelee Pyles, both of Columbia County, and Mrs. Ada Coke of Lisbon; and one brother, Van (Dan) Rogers of Union County.
Thomas Jefferson Rogers
El Dorado Daily News, Thurs. April 26, 1934, Page 1
"T.J. Rogers Died Early Last Night"
"Pioneer Union County Resident Passes Suddenly"
T.J. Rogers, 75 years of age, a native of Union County and a resident here all his life, died suddenly last night at his home five and one half miles from El Dorado on the Magnolia Highway.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Parnell Cemetery when the Rev. M.F. Swilley, Jr., Babtist minister, will deliver the burial message. Barton's Funeral Home are in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Mr. Rogers is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Rogers, one daughter, Mrs. J.W. Slaughter and one son, John Rogers of El Dorado.
Until recently Mr. Rogers had been in excellent health. He had in the past few weeks been suffering from what he thought was indigestion, but following the custom of all his life he was always busy at some task. He spent Wednesday measuring timber in the vicinity of his home for a neighbor friend. He returned home in apparent good health but died before a physician could reach his bedside.
He was one of the pioneer citizens of Union County and was a well-known, highly respected citizen.
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Thomas Jefferson Rogers
El Dorado Daily News, Fri. April 27, 1934, Page 8
T.J. Rogers, 75, pioneer resident of Union County who died Wednesday night at his home five and one-half miles west of El Dorado on the Magnolia road was laid to rest yesterday afternoon in the Parnell Cemetery. Burial followed funeral services conducted at the grave by the Rev. M.F. Swilley, Jr., Babtist minister. Arrangements were in charge of the Barton Funeral Home.
Mr. Rogers was apparently in excellent health until a few weeks ago when he suffered an attack of what he believed to be indigestion. His condition somewhat improved, he spent Wednesday measuring timber on a neighbor's place. He returned home late in the afternoon, was stricken and died before a physician could reach his bedside.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Rogers; one daughter, Mrs. J.W. Slaughter; and one son, John Rogers, all of El Dorado.
Daniel Webster Rogers
El Dorado Daily News, Sat. Feb. 1, 1936, Page 3
Funeral services for Daniel Webster Rogers, 71, who succumbed to an attack of influenza yesterday morning at 4 O'Clock at his home on Route One, will be held Sunday afternoon
at 2 O'Clock at Page (Pate) Cemetery, eight miles out on the Magnolia Highway. The Reverend M.F. Swilley, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow with Rumph Mortuary in charge.
Mr. Rogers was a life-time resident of Union County.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Viola Rogers; one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Smith of El Dorado; two sons, Littleton Rogers of El Dorado and Northen Rogers of Gilbert, LA; and six grandchildren.
Emma Parnell Rogers
El Dorado Daily News, Wed. Jan. 19, 1938, Page 3
Funeral rites for Mrs. Emma Rogers, 71, who died early yesterday morning at her home on the Magnolia Highway following a short illness, will be conducted by the Rev. M.F. Swilley, Jr., at the Parnell Cemetery at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The Order of Eastern Star will direct rites at the grave.
Active pallbearers will be Mrs. Rogers' nephews: Hilton Parnell, Dorsey Parnell, Joe Parnell, John Marshall Parnell, LeRoy Jones and Frank Newton. Barton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Parnell, she was a native of El Dorado and a member of the Methodist church. She also was affiliated with the El Dorado Chapter 280, Order of Eastern Star and the local American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving Mrs. Rogers are: one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Slaughter of El Dorado; one son, John Rogers of Little Rock; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Littleton Daniel Rogers
El Dorado Daily News, Tues. May 4, 1943, Page 8
Littleton Rogers, 56, native of Union County, died late yesterday at his home on Route One after a brief illness.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertie (Birdie Slaughter) Rogers; three sons, Gerald, Henry and George Rogers; one daughter, Nellie Rogers; one brother, N.C. Rogers of Kelly; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Smith, Route One.
Funeral services will be held sometime Wednesday in charge of Rumph Mortuary. Arrangements were not complete last night.
Edna A. Rogers
The El Dorado Daily News, May ?, 1944, page unknown
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Alverta Rogers, 203 South West avenue, who died last Sunday in Vallejo, Calf., will be conducted this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the chapel of Hall-Chadwell Funeral Home. Rev. David Shepperson will officiate assisted by Rev. H. M. Geren. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
An employee of McWilliams Hardware and Furniture company for the past six years. Mrs. Rogers left six weeks ago for California to visit her daughter and to attend the wedding of her son, John Thomas Rogers, gunners mate second class, USN in Vallejo on May 19.
Mrs. Rogers spent most of her life in El Dorado. She was a member of West Side Baptist church. Surviving her are: two daughters, Mrs. A. B. Carr of El Dorado and Mrs. (H. A.) Peterson of Vallejo; one son, John Thomas Rogers, USN; her mother, Mrs. L. B. Harrop, Traskwood, Ark. two brothers, six sisters and three granchildren.
Active pallbearers will include:
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John Thomas Rogers
El Dorado Daily News, Fri. Jan. 30, 1948, Page 10
(Hard to read, out of focus on microfilm)
John Thomas Rogers, born Dec. 13, 1892 in Union County, AR, died near Farmersville, Lou....
Survivors listed were children, Mrs. J.H. Peterson, Mrs. A.B. Carr (both of Union Co.), John Thomas Rogers of San Fransisco, CA & sister Mrs. W.D. Wingfield of El Dorado.
Chadwell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
William Henry Rogers
El Dorado Daily News, Sat. Aug. 4, 1951, Page 2
William Henry Rogers, 43, died Thursday night in a Magnolia hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Wednesday morning.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Danny (Daniel) and Eddy (Edward) Rogers; two daughters, Laverne and Mary Rogers; one brother, George Rogers; a half brother, Gerald Rogers; and a half-sister, Mrs. Nellie Pittman.
Funeral services, under the direction of a Magnolia funeral home, will be held at 2 PM today in the Assembly of God Church of Magnolia, with the Reverend Murphy Smith officiating.
The body will remain at the funeral home until time for the services.
Note: The Magnolia newspaper microfilm at the Magnolia library genealogy room for 1951 was lost or stolen. There are no other known copies in existance.
Birdie Slaughter Rogers
El Dorado Daily News, Mon. June 21, 1954, Front Page
(Hard to read, left side cut off on microfilm)
D. of Nancy Goley Slaughter.
Lavern Rogers Massey
Pine Bluff Commercial - Mon. Sept. 24, 1973, Page ?
Little Rock - Mrs. Lavern Massey, 25, of Route 1, Pine Bluff, died Saturday at the University of Arkansas Medical Center here.
She was a daughter of Mrs. Jesse Mann of Pine Bluff and the late William H. Rogers.
She was born at Arkadelphia and educated in Jefferdson County schools. She was a member of the Olive Street Baptist Church.
Other survivors include two sons, Jim Edward Massey and Michael Douglas Massey, both of Pine Bluff; and three daughters, Rebecca Hickson, Sandra Massey and Laura Massey, all of Pine Bluff; four brothers, Daniel Rogers and William Mann, both of Pine Bluff, Edward Rogers of LaGrange, Texas (Georgia), and Stephen Mann with the armed forces; three sisters, Jessie Rogers, Mary Rogers and Emma Mann, all of Pine Bluff; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adell Allen of Pine Bluff.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today at South Funeral Home by Reverend Paul Magness. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Edward Henry Rogers
Pine Bluff News - Thurs. June 28, 1984, Page 2
Edward Henry Rogers, 37, of Orange, Texas, died June 21 at Newton, Texas.
He was born February 2, 1947 in Magnolia, Arkansas. He was the son of Henrietta Jacobs Mann of Pine Bluff and the late William Henry Rogers. He was raised and educated in Pine Bluff. He was a self-employed hydraulics system repairman.
He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his mother; one son, William Henry "Hank" Rogers of Alabama; one daughter, Stephanie (Laura) Rogers of Alabama; three brothers, Daniel Rogers of Orange, Texas, Stephen Mann of Little Rock, and Willie Mann of Pine Bluff; three sisters, Maryetta (Mary Etta) Rogers, Jessie Adela (Adell) Rogers and Emma Cleo Coker, all of Pine Bluff; a maternal grandfather, Adel (Adell) Allen of Texas; a step-father, Jessie (Jesse) Mann of Pine Bluff.
Funeral services were conducted June 26 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son by Reverend Lory R. Poynter. Burial was in Memorial Park North Cemetery.
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The Orange Leader - Fri. June 22, 1984, Page ?
A 37 year old Orange man was shot and killed Thursday (21st) night during a fight alongside Highway 87 about 20 miles north of here.
Edward Rogers, 37, was killed by a single shotgun blast to the abdomen, according to Ken Ray Chief Deputy at the Newton County Sheriffs Department.
Selman Jones Mobley, 31, of the Old Salem Community north of Deweyville has been arrested and charged with the murder in connection with the case Ray said.
The chief Deputy said Mobley was denied bond by Aaron Hopkins, Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace in Newton County. The suspect was in the Newton County jail today in Newton.
The two men apparently were involved in a dispute at about 8:15pm on the side of the Hwy 87 when the shot was fired, Ray said. "There was an altercation of some sort and Rogers wound up dead" he said.
An autopsy was performed at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Ray said. Death was due to the gunshot wound.
Funeral arrangements for Rogers are pending at Smith Funeral Home in Newton.
Additional information about Rogers was not immediately available.
Henrietta Jacobs Rogers Mann
Pine Bluff Commercial - Tues. Sept. 11, 2007, Page ?,
& the Fuller Hale-South website:
Henritta Mann, age 78, of Pine Bluff, died Sunday, September 9, 2007.
Born December 7, 1928 at Magnolia, a daughter of the late Henry Arthur Jacobs and Emma Grace Boles Jacobs Allen.
Married to Jesse Mann on February 7, 1952 at Magnolia; Mr. Mann died July 19, 2007. Also predeceased by son, Edward Henry Rogers; daughter, Grace Laverne Rogers Massey; brother, Richard Jacobs; sisters, Malinda McLaughlin and Emma Grace Hulse.
Survivors: sons, Daniel Rogers of Hampton, Stephen Mann of Little Rock, and Willie Mann of Jefferson; daughters, Marietta Rogers, Jessie Rogers, and Emma Coker, all of Pine Bluff; brothers, Robert Jacobs and Edward Jacobs of Pine Bluff; sisters, Betty Beamon and Ruth Carlson, both of Houston, Texas and Cleo Godfrey of Beaumont, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service: Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services with David MacMillan officiating.
Visitation: Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South.
Jessie Adell Rogers
From the Fuller Hale-South website:
Jessie Adell Rogers, age 57, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, January 29, 2009.
Born October 27, 1951 at Magnolia, a daughter of the late Jesse and Henrietta Jacobs Mann, she had worked in motel management and with Arkansas Workforce Center.
Jessie was predeceased by her biological father William Henry Rogers; brother, Edward Henry Rogers; and sister, Grace Lavern Rogers.
Survivors: son, Robert Rogers; daughters, Jessica Reeves, Rene Walls; sisters, Mary Rogers, Emma Coker; brothers, Willie Mann, Steve Mann, Daniel Rogers; two grandchildren.
Funeral services: Monday, 1:30 p.m. at Fuller Hale-South Funeral Chapel with visitation Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
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Pine Bluff Commercial, Sun. Feb. 1, 2009, Page ?
Jessie Adell Rogers, 57, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday.
She was born Oct. 27, 1951, at Magnolia, a daughter of the late Jesse and Henrietta Jacobs Mann.
She also was preceded in death by her biological father, William Henry Rogers; a brother, Edward Henry Rogers; and sister, Grace Lavern Rogers.
Survivors: son, Robert Rogers; daughters, Jessica Reeves and Rene Walls; sisters, Mary Rogers and Emma Coker; brothers, Willie Mann, Steve Mann and Daniel Rogers; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Fuller Hale-South Chapel.
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today.
John Thomas Rogers, Jr.
The East Oregonian News, Fri. Sept. 11, 2009, Page ?
John Thomas Rogers Jr., 86, of Pendleton died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, in Pendleton. No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Rogers was born Nov. 15, 1922, in El Dorado, Ark., to John and Edna Harrop Rogers. He served in the Navy for more than 10 years. He married Elna C. West in Vallejo, Calif.
He worked as a barker for the lumber industry.
Survivors include niece Mary Lee Beasley of El Dorado, Ark., and several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Elna Rogers; daughter Joan Alberta Rogers-Knowlton; grandson Patrick Knowlton; and great-granddaughter Shelby Knowlton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Umatilla County Humane Society.
Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop is in charge of arrangements.
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JOHN WALLER LAWRENCE
El Dorado News-Times, June 1, 1975, page unknown: (according to Dan Page)
The following article I have a photocopy in my posession. It doesn't state a date, but I estimate it to be between 1969 & 1975.
"Found In Old Newspapers"
by Clayte Whitten
NOTE: The article, in it's entirety, not transcribed here. Only the info relating to J. W. Lawrence was copied.
"On Wednesday, May 4 (1927), was a story that was to continue to make front page for nearly a week. It seems that an elderly man, John Lawrence, had been missing from his home some eight miles west of El Dorado on the Magnolia Highway (old highway) since Tuesday morning, when he told members of his son's family that he was going out to look for some cows.
At first it was a neighborhood search, but shortly recruits from both Union and Columbia counties were combing the woods. The paper said more than 100 persons at a time kept up the 72 hour search before the man's body was found in a shallow pool of water beneath a dismantled railroad trestle converted into a cattle guard. Lawrence, who was a veteran of the War Between the States, was so feeble he walked with a cane and was nearly blind. He apparently fell while attempting to cross on the weed-covered logs.
On Friday, his body was discovered by Cheatham Gaddy and John Primm at the spot more than a mile from his home. He was described as "being one of the most highly respected persons in that area" and as a member of one of the pioneer families of the county. It was pointed out that the aged man's father was among the group that cut the first road between El Dorado and Magnolia."
The thing to do now is locate the original series of articles from 1927. While researching at the El Dorado library several times in 2009 I never found an obit for John.