RODGERS, James E.
(cir 1834-bef 1910)
UNKNOWN, Mary E.
(cir 1839-1932)
JOHNSON, William Edward
(cir 1854-1914)
Unknown
RODGERS, Charles E.
(1868-1936)
JOHNSON, Mary Anna
(1879-1947)
RODGERS, Thomas Henry
(1922-1988)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Deceased

2. CAMPBELL, Mary Margaret Patricia Ann*

RODGERS, Thomas Henry 10349,10350,10351,10352,10353,10354

  • Born: 21 Mar 1922, Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD 10350,10355
  • Marriage (2): CAMPBELL, Mary Margaret Patricia Ann* on 13 Nov 1950 in Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD
  • Died: 27 Sep 1988, Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States 10352
  • Buried: Cheltenham, Prince George's Co, MD 10356

   Other names for Thomas were RODGERS, Thomas,10357,10358 RODGERS, Thomas H. 10355,10356,10359,10360,10361,10362 and ROGERS, Thomas H..10363

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  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth, 22 Mar 1922, Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD. 10354



Census, 16 Apr 1930, Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD. 10359
1) Rodgers, Charles E., head of household, rents his home at 286 Fifth Street for $9, age 62, married at age 28, cannot read or write, born MD, parents born MD, boat carpenter, not a veteran
2) Rodgers, Mary A., wife, age 51, married at age 17, can read or write, born PA, parents born PA
3) Rodgers, William, son, age 22, single, born MD, laborer for carpenter, not a veteran
4) Rodgers, Dorothy E., daughter, age 17, attends school, born MD
5) Rodgers, Hellen, daughter, age 10, attends school, born MD
6) Rodgers, Thoams H., son, age 5, attends school, born MD
7) Myers, Edna I., daughter, age 24, married at 18, born MD
8) Myers, Mary Agnes, granddaughter, age 3 8/12, born MD, parents born MD
9) Rodgers, Mary A., mother, age 90, widow, cannot read or write, born MD, parents born MD.



Census, 18 Apr 1940, Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD. 10363
1. Rogers, Mary A., head of household, rents her home at 516 Second St. for $10/month, not a farm, age 61, widow, completed 4th grade, born PA, lived at same house on 1 April 1935, engaged in home housework, received other income
2. Rogers, William, son, age 32, single, completed 7th grade, born MD, lived at same house on 1 April 1935, worked 16 hours during week of March 24-30, occupation handyman at private house, worked 7 weeks in 1939, $84 wages in 1939, no other income
3. Rogers, Dorothy, daughter, age 27, single, completed 3rd year of high school, born MD, lived at same house on 1 April 1935, worked 40 hours during week of March 24-30, occupation laundress at laundry, wage or salary worker, worked 52 weeks in 1939, $506 wages in 1939, no other income
4. Rogers, Thomas H. (temporarily absent), son, age 18, single, completed 7th grade, born MD, lived at same house on 1 April 1935, was at work on public emergency work (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) during week of March 24-30, was unemployed for 72 weeks, usual occupation pick and shovel man for road building, wage or salary worker for government work, worked 48 weeks in 1939, $240 wages in 1939.

Occupation: Annapolis Ship Yard, 1942, Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD. 10354

Residence: 516 Second Street, 1942, Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD. 10354

Appearance in Document: WW2 Draft Registration, 30 Jun 1942, Annapolis, MD. 10354 Thomas Henry Rodgers, resident of 516 Second St, Eastport, A. A. county, MD, age 20, born 22 Mar 1922 in Eastport, contact Mrs. Viola King, 412 State St., Eastport, employer Mr. L. Gaither, Annapolis Ship Yard, Eastport, height 5'9", weight 147, brown eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, tattoo on upper left arm, date 30 June 1942..

Military Service: Enlisted in Navy, 9 Oct 1942. 10357

Military Service: S 1/c, USN, WW 2. 10351

Military Service, 5 Feb 1943, New York City, NY. 10355 Thomas H Rodgers, seaman 1st class, age 20, single, born March 21 1922 in Eastport MD, arrived in port of New York on Feb 5 1943, having sailed from Gourock [Scotland] on Jan 12 1943 on the MV Cape Porpoise. Note on the record says this is a US Navy Gun Crew. Address in US is Armed Guard Center, New Orleans, LA (this is true for everyone on the gun crew).

Military Service, 12 Sep 1943, New York City, NY. 10361 Thomas H Rodgers is one of the American naval gunners assigned to the MV Cape Porpoise, arriving in the port of New York on 12 Sept 1943, having sailed from Cristobal [Atlantic side of Panama Canal] on 9/1/43. He is identified as seaman first class, age 20, 5'9", 150 lbs.

Military Service, 23 Jul 1944, New York City, NY. 10364 Thomas Henry Rodgers is one of the gun crew assigned to the SS Arthur Riggs, arriving in the port of New York on 23 July 1944 from Hull, England.

Military Service, 30 Jun 1945, San Francisco, San Francisco Co, CA. 10349 Thomas Henry Rodgers is one of the US Navy Armed Guard assigned to the SS Ralph A Cram, arriving in San Francisco on 30 Jun 1945 from Leyte, Phillilpines, via Hollandia, New Guinea.

Story. The U.S. Navy Armed Guard was a service branch of the United States Navy that was responsible for defending U.S. and Allied merchant ships from attack by enemy aircraft, submarines and surface ships during World War II. The men of the Armed Guard served primarily as gunners, signal men and radio operators on cargo ships, tankers, troop ships and other merchant vessels. Disbanded following the end of the war, the Armed Guard is today little known or remembered by the general public, or even within the Navy. But without the courage and sacrifice of the men of the Armed Guard, victory in World War II would have been much more difficult and taken much longer.

Military Service: Released from Navy, 8 Oct 1945. 10357

Residence: 424 Sixth, 1950, Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD. 10358

Occupation: Concrete Mason, 1950. 10358



Census, 7 Apr 1950, Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD. 10358
Rodgers, Thomas, head (only person in household), 27, separated, living at 424 Sixth Street (downstairs on the right), b MD, worked 44 hrs as apprentice mason in concrete construction.

Military Service: Enlisted in Navy, 6 Nov 1950. 10357

Military Service: Released from Navy, 16 Aug 1951. 10357

Residence, cir 1952, Annapolis, MD. Thomas and Peggy had a house on the water in Annapolis, and also lived in several other homes in Annapolis. After Peggy moved out of the house, Thomas stayed in the area. (knowledge of Trish Levin)

Occupation: Merchant Seaman. Peggy says he was a sailor in the US Navy. He was Builder First Class.

Military Service: Enlisted in Navy, 9 Jan 1953. 10357

Military Service: USN, WW2, Korean conflict. 10352

Military Service: Released from Navy, 1 Jul 1954. 10357

Story: Accused of sex acts with 12 year old, charged dropped, 6 Sep 1972, Annapolis, MD. 10365,10366,10367 [7 Sept 1972] A 50-year-old maintainance man was to be arraigned in District Court this morning on charges of assaulting with intent to rape a 12-year-old girl. Police said additional charges may be filed.
Named as the defendant was Thomas Henry Rodgers, of 703 Severn Ave. Rodgers, arrested at 5:10 p.m. yesterday at his home, was held in custody pending the arraignment. Police spokesmen said after the arraignment he may be held without bail pending trial. Meanwhile, police said their investigation will continue.
Yesterday's arrest, police said, grew out of what at first appeared to be a routine missing persons report filed on Aug 28 by the mother of the 12-year-old girl involved. The girl was promptly located by police. But, the spokesman said "the Annapolis Police Department developed information that she had spent some of the time when allegedly missing, with the subject Rodgers. After interviewing a number of youngsters who had been associating with Rodgers, we further developed information that indicated a sexual assault had taken place." That, however, was just the beginning. In the present case, all police would state with finality was that "investigation indicates he (Rodgers) has been active with the youngster at least a year." Police said they have an inch-thick stack of reports and statements pertaining to Rodgers. Of these, police note that their suspect has "apparently been friendly with several families, several children ... He ingratiated himself with the children with gifts. Mostly girls. But two boys were involved, with some knowledge of what had transpired." Of Rodgers' background, police said little, other than that he was a white man, was employed as a "maintainance man with a local apartment complex," and that he was divorced.

[23 Sept 1972] A 50-year-old Annapolis man has been ordered to undergo phychological evaluation after he pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to committing unnatural and perverted sex acts with a 12-year-old girl.
Thomas H. Rodgers, of 704 Severn Avenue, was arrested Sept. 6 after City Police of investigated the case of a 12-year-old girl who apparently ran away from home.
Rodgers underwent a preliminary phychological evaluation in September which concluded that he was not criminally insane. He was then relesed on $5,000 bond.
Results of the most recently ordered physhological evaluation will be studeied by Circuit Court Judge W. Harvey Beardmore before he sentences Rodgers. The evaluation is expected to take several weeks.

[15 Dec 1972] The case against a 50-year-old Eastport man on charges of sexually molesting young girl was finally dropped late in October, it was revealed yesterday by Anne Arundel County Court records.
Named on Sept. 6 as the defendant was Thomas H. Rodgers, of 703 Severn Ave. in Eastport, charged with "assault with intent to rape" a 12-year-old girl. The charge allegedly grew out of police investigation into a routine missing persons report involving the girl. She had spent some of her "missing" time with Rodgers, whose household was a steady gathering place for numerous children.
Afte examination by psychiatrists at Crownsville State Hospital, the charge against Rodgers was formally dropped on Oct 26.

Residence, 1988, Scotland, Saint Mary's Co, MD. 10362

Alt. Death, 27 Sep 1988. 10350,10356,10362


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Thomas married Elsie Evelyn WHITTAKER, daughter of Edward WHITAKER and Elsie Elizabeth DOWELL, on 13 Nov 1950 in Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD.10351 (Elsie Evelyn WHITTAKER was born on 7 Aug 1928 in Kenvir, Harlan County, Kentucky, United States,10368 died on 28 Feb 2008 in Anne Arundel Co, MD 10368 and was buried in Annapolis, MD 10368.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Separated, 1950. 10369 Both shown as separated on 1950 Census.

Divorce, 1950. Separated in 1950 Census in April, Thomas marries 2nd wife in Nov 1950, so divorce must be in 1950.

Research. I have not found any records showing evidence of this marriage, other than her name in the 1950 Census as Elsie Rodgers, the presence of the children and a mention (without any sources cited) in "Annapolis Maryland Families." In her later 1959 marriage, Elsie claims to have been married once before, but she may be referencing her possible marriage to an unknown Blackwell.

I have not found any evidence of a divorce, other than entries in the 1950 Census saying both Thomas and Elsie are "separated" and the statement that Thomas is divorced in his subsequent marriage to Patricia Campbell.


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Thomas next married Mary Margaret Patricia Ann* CAMPBELL, daughter of Thomas Edward* CAMPBELL and Mary Joseph Agnes* KINSEY, on 13 Nov 1950 in Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD. (Mary Margaret Patricia Ann* CAMPBELL was born on 17 Mar 1933 in Washington, DC 10086,10370,10371 and died on 27 Sep 2013 in Baltimore, MD 5649.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Appearance in Document: Certificate of Marriage, 13 Nov 1950, Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD. Certificate of Marriage (religious one, not governmental) says "This certifies that Thomas H Rogers of Eastport, Maryland and Patricia Campbell of Crownsville, Maryland were united in Holy Matrimony according to the Ordinance of God and the Laws of Maryland at Eastport on the 13th day of November in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred Fifty. Pastor Rev A D Kesler. Witnesses Mrs Richard King, Richard H King." (in possession of Terry Raupuk Lindley)

Marriage Notice, 13 Nov 1950, Eastport, Anne Arundel Co, MD. Thomas H Rogers of 412 State St, Eastport, MD, bricklayer, age 28, b MD, divorced, married on 13 Nov 1950 Patricia Campbell of Crownsville MD, no occupation, age 19, b DC, single. Married by Rev A Dean Kesler, minister of Eastport Methodist Church. Witnessed by Mrs Richard King and Richard H King. #5955. [This is taken from a handwritten transcription found in records of Mary Joseph Kinsey Campbell, but I do not know the source]




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