Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday's Obituary - Dr. Benjamin H. Rogers

Announcement of the death on 2 May 1923 of Benjamin H. Rogers, the brother of my husband's great-grandfather, Dr. Elmer H. Rogers.  Benjamin H. Rogers was also a doctor and the son of Levi H. and Jane (Slack) Rogers.

From the Trenton Evening Times 6 May 1923

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Those Places Thursday - Boy Scouts & Quoits?

1933 Trenton, New Jersey Boy Scout Camp Field Trip to Camp Pahaquarra

We have virtually no pictures of my father-in-law, Alvin Rogers, as a child and I came across this picture in the Trenton Evening Times of him and his father, Dr. Alvin S. Rogers on a field trip to a boy scout camp in 1933.  It makes me sad that the quality of the print is so poor.  Alvin would have been just seven years old in this picture.  His father, Dr. Rogers, died just four years later of a streptococcic infection on 23 May 1937 at the age of 47.  Al, Jr. had so few years with his father.

Alvin Rogers, Jr. & Father Dr.Alvin S. Rogers at Boy Scout Camp

 It says the group" made their annual inspection of Camp Pahaquarra, the Boy Scout recreational centre.  The start was made in a motor bus from the Stacy-Trent ."  There "were to participate in baseball, quoits and other sports."  I had never heard of quoits - according to Wikipedia, it is "a traditional game which involves the throwing of metal, rope or rubber rings over a set distance, usually to land over or near a spike (sometimes called a hob, mott or pin).  Evidently it has been around for a long time!

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