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Indiana authors and their books 1917-1966.
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ROGERS, WILLIAM EMERSON: 1887-

William Emerson Rogers was born on Dec. 3, 1887, in Manville, Ind., the son of Albert and Victoria page: [522][View Page [522]] Rogers. He attended Madison Business College and studied law at Danville College. On May 19, 1920, he married Pearl Arden Mayes and they had two children, Melbourne Arnold and Melva Arnola. Rogers was admitted to the Indiana bar and practiced law in Madison . He served as a correspondent for the MADISON COURIER during World War I. Entering the business world, he managed a finance company in New Albany, Ind., where he later organized another finance firm and a furniture company. The INDIANAPOLIS NEWS to which Rogers has contributed articles and verse has stated "'Hoosier Bill,' as he was called.., uses his spare moments to turn out wartime verse and other notable poems."

Information from Melva A. Rogers and Private Bill's Sketch Book of the World War.

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