Martha & Will Rogers
Whitewright Public Library
7 April 1933
W. P. B. Rogers Dies Suddenly Last Thursday
W. P. B. Rogers, 75 years old last March
1, died suddenly at his home in the southwest part of town Thursday afternoon
at about 2 o'clock from the effects of a heart attack. He had been
in failing health for years, but was able to be up and around his home
on the day of his death.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Chambers of Princeton,
a former pastor of the Trenton Methodist church, at the
church here Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was made
at Cross Roads cemetery. The Masons had charge of the services
at the grave. Funeral Director Glen Earnheart was in charge
of the arrangements.
William Paxton Barkley Rogers was born March 1, 1858, in Blount
County, Tennessee. At the age of ten years he moved with his parents
to Georgia, living in that state three years, and then the family moved
to Arkansas. He and Miss Martha Turner were married in Arkansas Feb.
6m 1887. They came to Collin County in 1890, locating east of Blue
Ridge. Seventeen years ago the
family moved to Trenton.
Mr. Rogers was an energetic farmer and a prosperous one. He
was a good man and stood for everything that would tend to make the community
a better place in which to live. He had been a member of the Methodist
church for 62 years. He also was a member of the local Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are one son, Idus Rogers of Leonard; four daughters, Mrs.
Ada McCormick, near Trenton, Mrs. Phebe Moffitt, Trenton, Mrs. Lottie Roller,
Fort Smith, Ark., and Mrs. Noba Hughes of the Ely community, three brothers,
S. T. Rogers of Bonham, John Rogers, Hutchinson, Kansas, Joab Rogers, Waterloo,
Ark. one sister, Mrs. Nettie Wood, Electra, Texas; thirteen grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews
Whitewright Public Library
Mrs. Martha Rogers
Passes Away Dec. 27
Mrs. Martha T. Rogers, 86, of Trenton, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 27, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ada McCormick, of Westminster.
Mrs. Rogers was born in Cumby March 27, 1863, the daughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Turner. She married W. P. B. Rogers
in Atalula, Ark., in 1887, and came to Texas in 1890, when they settled
in Collin County.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. McCormick, Mrs. Sewell Moffitt
of Trenton, Mrs. Lottie Rollen of Fort Smith, Ark., and Mrs. John Hughes
of Whitewright; one son, W. Rogers of Leonard; four brothers, two sisters;
fifteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec 28, at Trenton
Methodist church, Rev. E. ?. Jackson officiating, with Glen Earnheart in
charge of arrangements. Burial was at Cross Roads Cemetery.
Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Methodist church.
Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were
Mr. and Mrs. Hawlie Walker of Sherman, Mrs. Willie Ashlock, son and daughter
of Bonham, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Thompson, Mrs. Faye Weirer, Mr. and Mrs.
R. M. Horton and family of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Bunch and son
of Waco, Mrs. John Jackerson, Mrs. and Mrs. Alton Dowell of Whitewright,
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Kuyrkendall of Leonard, and Mrs. John Murray of [Note: