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Rogers, Andrew Locy, 1854-1943



  • Existence: 1854 - 1943

Biographical History

Andrew Locy Rogers (1854-1943) was a Utah native who helped establish a Latter-day Saint community in Northern Arizona.

Andrew Locy Rogers was born on December 19th, 1854 in Farmington, Utah, to Thomas Edward Rogers and Aurelia Read Spencer Rogers. Answering the call of President Brigham Young in 1876 for volunteers to help establish a Latter-day Saint community in Northern Arizona, Locy relocated immediately. On August 27th, 1879 he married Clara Maria Gleason in Salt Lake City. The couple soon returned to Arizona where they raised a family of ten children. Known as “Uncle Locy” or “Honest Locy” in his hometown of Snowflake, Arizona, Andrew Rogers also served two missions, one in Arizona as a young man and another to Ireland and Scotland when he was in his mid-fifties. His wife Clara died in 1932. Five years later, in 1937, he married Florence Evelyn Thomas Blaine. Andrew Rogers died November 20, 1943 in St. Johns, Arizona.

Familysearch, via WWW, Jan. 13, 2016 (Andrew L. Rogers; A. L. Rogers; Locy A. Rogers; Andrew Locy Rogers; b. Dec. 19, 1854 in Salt Lake City, Utah; parents: Thomas Edward Rogers and Aurelia Read Spencer; m. Aug. 28, 1879 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Clara Maria Gleason, ten children; m. after 1932 to Isabella Wells; m. Aug. 27, 1937 in Salt Lake County, Utah to Florence Evelyn Thomas; d. Nov. 20, 1943 in St. Johns, Ariz.)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Locy Rogers autobiography and journal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 835
Scope and Contents Typescript of an autobiography and a diary to the year 1897 with photocopies of a handwritten diary for the year 1910 when Rogers was serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Scotland. Rogers writes about his early life in Utah, his migration to Arizona, his family, and his missionary activies in Scotland. Also included are photocopies of a handwritten diary of Andrew Locy Rogers, Jr. who writes about his life in Snowflake, Arizona. Rogers, Jr. also...
Dates: 1882-1946

Andrew Locy Rogers missionary diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6179
Scope and Contents

Material contains the diary which Rogers used to document his mission to Ireland and Scotland. He served his mission from 1909-1910 and his diary documents his experiences in a series of communities. His diary also chronicles experiences with mission companions. He describes his interactions with other religious denominations, including the Presbyterian Church and the Young Men's Christian Association. His diary also includes original poetry and local humor.

Dates: 1909-1910

Andrew Locy Rogers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 776
Scope and Contents

Includes autobiographies; reminiscences; letters; and biographical sketches of various family members. Discusses growing up in pioneer Utah; courtship and marriage; and life in the Mormon settlements in Arizona.

Dates: 1932

David King Udall papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305580]
Identifier: MSS SC 803
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescripts. Contains deed and transfer of title to Ammon M. Tenney, land agent for the Mormons, from Solomon and Morris Barth for land in St. Johns, Arizona and a written petition from the non-Mormons residents of St. Johns objecting to Mormon settlement in their area. Also includes a letter from LDS Church president John Taylor (1807-1887) confirming Udall's assignment as bishop over the St. Johns Ward and a letter from Udall to Marcus Baba de Padila, a local anti-Mormon...
Dates: 1879-1880

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Latter Day Saints -- Arizona -- History 2
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Scotland -- History -- 20th century 2