Rogers and Mulcahy Families
In each story my direct ancestors are typed in bold when first mentioned
The Depression, War and Divorce
Valdis Muriel Rogers 1901- 1975
John (Jack) Skidmore 1905-1965
A 'shotgun wedding', followed by six children - Valdis' life wasn't exactly what she planned.
George Vining Rogers 1865-1934
Fanny Caroline Mulcahy 1867-1941
George's tirade about 'Bodyline' may have upset an English cousin. No such indulgences for Fanny - she had nine children to raise.
Master Mariner on the Murray
George Vining Rogers 1832-1910
Rebecca Jane Fox 1844-1886
George was determined to emigrate to South Australia. Rebecca had fewer options and a rough start in Adelaide.
Agitators for Reform
James Edwin Thorald Rogers 1823-1890
Richard Cobden 1804-1865
Richard and Thorald were progressives in their careers, but these brothers-in-law each suffered a terrible loss.
Misses Rogers Ladies’ Establishment
Louisa Rogers 1805-1864
Elizabeth Rogers 1813-1865
Running a school in Alton was one of the few options for these educated single women. Creating a 'respectable' reputation was all important.