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    William E. Rogers. One of the men who enjoys an excellent reputation in business circles of Piqua is William E. Rogers, implement dealer and ex-sheriff of Miami county. Mr. Rogers was born at Ironton, Ohio, a son of Peter and Anna (Williams) Rogers, and a nephew of Thomas Williams, who established a lasting reputation for bravery during his service as a soldier of the Union in the war between the North and the South. Peter Rogers was born in France, of English parents who had gone to France from their native Staffordshire, to which they eventually returned. Peter Rogers was but eighteen Years of age when he came to the United States, and during the remainder of his life was variously employed, principally with the iron industry. He and his wife were the parents of three children: William E., Emma, and Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher, whose son, Roger Fisher, served in the United States Infantry during the great World war. William E. Rogers was educated in the public schools of Ironton, where he spent some years working in the iron and steel industry. In 1899 he came to Piqua and entered the plant of the Cincinnati Corrugating Company, with which concern he continued to be identified until 1902, when he was elected sheriff of Miami county on the Republican ticket. He proved a capable and energetic official, and at the expiration of his term, in 1906, embarked in the implement business. He enjoys an excellent patronage and a reputation for sound integrity and honorable, transactions. Mr. Rogers belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Knights of Pythias and is a thirty-second degree Mason. Mrs. Rogers, a lady of numerous accomplishments, was formerly Miss Grace Gilles.

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