Memorable Manitobans: Sydney Ernest Rogers (1888-1965)
Farmer, municipal official, MLA (1937-1940), MLA (1941-1945).
Born at the Isle of Wight, England on 11 November 1888, son of James Alexander Rogers and Elizabeth Spencer, in 1897 he came to Canada with his family and settled on a farm near Makaroff in 1907.
He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Shell River starting in 1920, and a School Trustee of the Makaroff School District for twelve years. He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1936 general election and was acclaimed in 1941.
On 12 June 1905, he married Georgina Elizabeth Johnston (?-1947, daughter of George Johnston) and they had seven children: Maud Rogers (?-?), Ethel Margaret Rogers (1908-?, wife of N. Young), Charles William Rogers (1909-?), Ernest Ashley Rogers (1913-?), Murray Percival Spencer Rogers (1915-?), Sidney Alexandra Rogers (1917-?, wife of R. Wayman), and Ada Rogers (?-?, wife of G. Pound). After his first wife’s death, he married Kathleen Rogers (?-?).
He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 10 September 1965 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1938.
Obituary, Roblin Review, 16 September 1965, page 1.
Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 July 2018