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James Hillis Rogers (1900 - 1970)

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James Hillis Rogers
1900 - 1970
Born
July 10, 1900
Latrobe, Pennsylvania United States 15650
Death
May 6, 1970
Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania United States 15650
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James Hillis Rogers was born on July 10, 1900 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania United States. According to his family tree, James was father to 2 children. He married Nancy (McFeely) Flagg on September 16, 1925. They were married until James' death in 1970. They had children Fred McFeely Rogers and Nancy Elaine Rogers. He died on May 6, 1970 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania United States at 69 years old.
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Married: September 16, 1925 - May 6, 1970
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James Hillis Rogers, father to 2 children, passed away on May 6, 1970 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania United States at age 69. He was born on July 10, 1900 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania United States. According to his family tree, he married Nancy (McFeely) Flagg on September 16, 1925. They were married until James' death in 1970. They had children Fred McFeely Rogers and Nancy Elaine Rogers.
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In 1900, in the year that James Hillis Rogers was born, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1916, at the age of 16 years old, James was alive when the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1943, by the time he was 43 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1964, by the time he was 64 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1970, in the year of James Hillis Rogers's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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