Son of parents who were natives of Pennsylvania, vvil rodgers liam Adams Rodgers, son of James Rodgers, was born near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, October 18, 1816. Upon attaining man's estate he was captain of a canal boat on the Ohio river, then became connected with the iron and steel manufacturing industry. He moved to Parker, Pennsylvania, where his parents are buried, and he became manager of a furnace, later accepting a similar position near Canton, Ohio, in the employ of Peter Graff. Soon after the death of Mr. Graff, he moved to Monongahela City, Washington county, Pennsylvania, and for a time. Engaged in coal dealing, later managing several furnaces, one in Paulding county, Ohio, another in Latonia, Ohio. One of his business connections was with the Rochester Plow Factory, of Rochester, Pennsylvania, of which he was president, and in 1862 he moved toibellevue, Pennsylvania, pur chasing eight acres of land. He became the owner of considerable more property in this place, and was a man of prominence, one of the streets of Bellevue bearing his name, and there he lived until his death, in De cember, 1872. He was a man well favored by nature with pleasing personal attributes, possessing many friends, and by those who knew him only in business relations he was rightly adjudged a man of sound and upright principle, from which deviation was an unknown thing. He was a Re publican in political faith, and although reared in the Methodist Episcopal faith, in later life turned to the Catholic religion. He was prominently identified with the Masonic order.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - John W. Jordan
Published Date - August 24 2019
ISBN - 9780656071807
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 4.1 cm
Page Count - 716
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