Monday, September 13, 2010

Dr. Alvin Stackhouse Rogers, Sr.

Dr. Alvin Stackhouse Rogers, Sr.
Alvin Stackhouse Rogers, Sr., my father-in-law's father, was born 11 Nov 1889 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey to Dr. Elmer H. Rogers and Mary Olivia (Bowers) Rogers.  To me his story his rather sad.  He was the second son of his parents, his older brother Ellerslie Wallace dying at age 9, so to all intents and purposes the only son to carry on the family tradition of becoming a doctor.  He had three sisters, Helen who died in 1897 at age 5, Florence and Olivia who never married. 

He attended George School and Pennington Seminary, and also undertook special studies at Jefferson Medical College and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medial School n 1910.  He was appointed to the staff of Mercer Hospital in 1911.

According to his World War I draft registration he was tall with blue eyes and dark brown hair and was a physician at Mercer Hospital.  On 23 Jul 1925 he married Luella Ruth Johnston.  They had two children, Alvin Jr. ( born 1926) and Estella Louise(born (1931).

On 23 May 1937, at the age of 47,  he died of a streptococcic infection which was he was believed to have contracted in the performance of his duties.

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