Rogers, Howard Brown 1870-1930

ROGERS Howard Brown (1870 – 1930)

Hancock County
West Virginia, USA


Feb. 3, 1930
Hancock County
West Virginia, USA


East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. Tuesday, 04 Feb 1930, pg. 1.

Farmer Found Dead In Barn Near Chester

Howard B. Rogers, 59, Lincoln Way, Victim.

Coroner To Act

Funeral Services to Be Held at 1:30 Wednesday.

Believed to have been a victim of poison, the body of Howard B. Rogers, 59, Chester farmer, was found in the barn on his farm, near the Lincoln highway, two miles east of Chester, yesterday afternoon. A post – mortem examination was conducted by Coroner George A. Arner and Drs. George E. Lewis and C. A. Shafer, Chester, last night. His stomach was sent to Charleston for analyzation by state chemists. Rogers’ body was found by John Foley, a neighbor, who was called by Mrs. Rogers to search for her husband when he failed to return to his home for dinner. Rogers returned to the farm at 9:30 a.m., after delivering his milk to a loading platform along the paved road, then went to the barn. His body was found on an improvised bed which he had made with hay and a sack. Rogers leaves his widow; one daughter Mrs. Jay Minor, Chester, and two sons, Rollin and James, at home. Funeral services will be held in his home at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in Locust Hill cemetery.

Contributed by George Allison