Memorable Manitobans: Robert George Rogers (1889-1945)
Born at Clearwater on 20 April 1889, son of Robert Rogers and Aurelia Regina Widmeyer, he was educated at St. John’s College, Upper Canada College (Toronto) and the University of Toronto. He returned to Winnipeg in 1910 and went into the insurance business. During the First World War, he went overseas as a member of the Fort Garry Horse, serving as Aide-de-Camp to General Richard Turner at Canadian headquarters at London, returning to Winnipeg with the rank of Captain.
On 7 October 1911, he married Evelyn Goodfellow Maw (1888-1969, daughter of Joseph Maw) and they had four children: Robert Rogers (1912-1988), Joseph Stanley Rogers (1915-1988), Mary Evelyn Rogers (1919-2012, wife of Stewart Auer), and William Rogers (1923-1986). He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, Lakewood Country Club, Carleton Club, Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club, and Winnipeg Rowing Club. He played with the Victoria Hockey Club and Victoria Rugby Club, and also served on the executive of the clubs.
He died at Winnipeg on 30 January 1945 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.
Birth registrations [Robert Rogers, Joseph Stanley Rogers, Mary Evelyn Rogers], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Who's Who and Why, Volumes 6 and 7, 1915-1916, page 724.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1945.
We thank Megan Vannucci and Robyn Rogers for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 April 2023