Catherine Maria Laws (Bance) Rogers (1833 - 1906)

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Catherine Maria (Bance) Rogers
1833 - 1906
Born
1833
Cape Town, Cape Town County, WC South Africa
Death
November 19, 1906
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset County, England United Kingdom
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Catherine Maria Laws (Bance) Rogers was born in 1833 in Cape Town, WC South Africa. She was born into the Bance family and married into the Rogers family. She was born to Capt. James Bance and Catherine Sarah (Ebden) Bance, with siblings Henry, Lacy, Maria, and James. According to her family tree, Catherine was mother to 4 children. She married Robert Gordon Rogers, and they gave birth to James Archibald Rogers, Alexander Rogers, George Rogers, and Robert Gordon Rogers Jr. Catherine died on November 19, 1906 in Bath, England United Kingdom at age 73.
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Catherine Rogers was born in in Cape Town, Cape Town County, WC South Africa
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Catherine Rogers died on in Bath, Bath and North East Somerset County, England United Kingdom
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Catherine Rogers was born in in Cape Town, Cape Town County, WC South Africa
Catherine Rogers died on in Bath, Bath and North East Somerset County, England United Kingdom
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The Australasian, Melbourne. 29th December 1906.
ROGERS.- On the 20th November, at Bath, England,
Lady Rogers, widow of General Sir R. Gordon Rogers,
and sister of Mrs. Edgar-Glennie, Malvern.

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In 1833, in the year that Catherine Maria Laws (Bance) Rogers was born, on March 4th, Andrew Jackson was sworn in for a second term as President of the United States. Jackson had won the election over Henry Clay of Kentucky - Jackson got 54.2 % of the popular vote.

In 1858, by the time she was 25 years old, in July, the "Fifty-Niners" began the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Lasting until about 1861, gold fever hit western Kansas Territory and southwestern Nebraska Territory.

In 1863, she was 30 years old when on June 20th, West Virginia was admitted as the 35th state of the United States. West Virginia was formed when the pro-Union citizens in northwest Virginia wanted to separate from Virginia - which had joined the Confederacy.

In 1876, at the age of 43 years old, Catherine was alive when on July 4th, the United States celebrated its centennial. There were parades, music, speeches and fireworks - even in Union Square in New York City. Suffragettes also marched for equal rights and the vote for women.

In 1906, in the year of Catherine Maria Laws (Bance) Rogers's passing, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

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