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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Super Sleuth Saturday: Alice and Marion Rogers, Lawrence, MA, 1887

What's the mystery, you ask?  You have names and ages:  "Alice M. Rogers, Age 12 and Marion L. Rogers, Age 10."  You have a photographer's imprint:  W.H. Allen, Lawrence, Mass.  You have provenance:  Photo was found with photographs belonging to Mary. E. Harrison.  And you have a date the photo was taken: 1887.

Well, the mystery is that I can't seem to find these girls in the census for Massachusetts.  Were they just visiting Lawrence?  How are they connected to Mary E. Harrison?  I have one possible lead, and I am curious if you will end up there, too. 

Don't you just love their dresses?


  1. Here is a birth record for Alice M.
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXWJ-JT8 her parents are John and Jennie.

    We find Marion L listed in 1880...
    as Marion L. Rodgers (they slipped in a "d")

  2. Marion L. seems to have never married (or was very late to do).

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XQ58-TM9 shows her single in 1930.

    Alice M. married Joseph A. Ewart on March 23, 1896 in Lawrence, MA.

  3. In 1910, Alice M. had a daughter and her father living with her and her husband.


  4. Thanks, Intense Guy for solving the "mystery" of the missing "d." It's so nice to know more about these girls. Thanks for your work on this!

  5. You are welcome. :)

    Alice M.'s daughter, Miriam Rogers Ewart (b. abt 1902) graduated from Wellesley Collage in 1924 according to an online yearbook.


    She is mentioned as going to Hyde Park with her parents in September 1933 still unmarried.


    It would appear Alice's sister and Alice's daughter may have never married. If so, this branch of the family died out.