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Biography of Edward Rogers

Edward Rogers. The most capable, successful and prominent men in either public or business life are not always those who started out with the ambition to achieve something really great and famous, but in the majority of cases are individuals who at the outset have placed due valuation upon honesty, integrity and determination. Possessing these qualities as practically representing his entire capital Edward Rogers embarked upon his career in young manhood, and in the course of years has won a place for himself among the leading citizens of Champaign County. For a long period he has been identified with the official life of the community, having for some time been city treasurer of Champaign, and at the present is the incumbent of the responsible office of treasurer of Champaign County. His success, self-made, is indicative of the rewards attainable through a career in which proper respect has been given to honorable effort and worthy service. Edward Rogers was born at Westboro, Clinton County, Ohio, December 31, 1869, the only son of Thomas J. and Adelia (Pearce) Rogers. His father, a native of Virginia, left the Old Dominion and went to Ohio, and enlisted in the Union Army from West Virginia. He was later transferred to the Forty-seventh Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served bravely with that hard-fighting organization, which accompanied the forces of General Sherman in their memorable march to the sea. In the fighting which took place before Atlanta, July 22, 1864, Mr. Rogers fell wounded, and his injury proved of such a nature as to disable him from further duty and he was honorably discharged and invalided...

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