Myron Knox Rodgers

Alice Arm, British Columbia, Canada

Myron Knox Rodgers
b- Nov 6, 1861 in Clarion Co., Pennyslvania, USA
(Dec 27, 1862 in one record)
d- bet 1917 and 1920, possibly Washington PA
Sorry, tried my best but couldn't pin down exact date of death.

Assistant Engineer Montana Central Railroad, Helena, Montana
Civil Engineer, Helena, Montana
Apr 1898 he travelled to Australia, and Hawaii on business.
He also made trips to Mexico on business
immigrated to Canada in 1899
Superintendent of mine in Yale area, in 1901
Mining Engineer and Operator
R. B. S. Washington and Jefferson College, Washington PA, 1886
Vice-President Hidden Creek Copper Company
President and Treasurer New York Calavans Mining company,
President San Gregorio Mining Company.
Member- American Society Mechanical Engineers
and American Institute Mining Engineers.
Res- 2338 10th Ave. N, Seattle
Office- American Bank building, Seattle WA
age 30 when he was married, living in Butte Montana
son of William Knox Rodgers (b- 1829 in Ireland- 1900)
and Sarah Elizabeth Sphar (b- 1840 in PA- 1931)
married Lucy Forshee Joyner, Feb 15, 1892, Silver Bow, Montana
b- Sept 29, 1872, in Sheffield, Lennox & Addington, ON, Canada,
d- Oct 1, 1957, Alameda CA
daughter of Henry S. Joyner (Mill Owner) and Margaret N. E. Forshee
Myron and Lucy had 2 children:

son- Edwin Leavitt Rodgers
b- Dec 23, 1894 in Butte, Montana, USA
d- July 30, 1976 Polk, Oregon, age 81
June 1917, Farmer in Felix CA
1940 a car salesman in Turlock, Stanislaus, CA
1940 shown married to Francis M. “France” Rodgers, nee ?

daughter- Margaret E. Rodgers, married Edward Horton
b- July 2, 1907 in Seattle WA
d- Apr 21, 1998 in Reno NV

Apr 1908 he sued the Daly Estate for 1 million dollars.
he claimed he was sent out by Marcus Daly and would receive 25% of what he found.
the Nickel Plate Mine at Hedley was worth 4 million.
the estate claimed it was only worth 2 million.
he was a personal friend of Marcus Daly for 15 years.
he was a special representative of the Anaconda Mine.
Former Mining Advisor for James J. Hill.

Apr 28, 1911 M. K. Rodgers was sued by Thomas Hodgens from Butte and New York.
M. K. was associated with Daly at Butte, and Guggenheim's in Alaska at the time.
he was asking for $203,000 against Rodgers.
also an order restraining Rodgers from foreclosing a mortgage against the Hidden Creek Mining Group.
the complaint alleges Hodgens furnished $417,000 to Rodgers to purchase BC properties.
Rodgers only wanted to account for money used to buy and develop the Hidden Creek property, which was under contract for sale to Granby at the time.
(have seen name as T. Hodgins also)

1915-1916- M. K. was living in Los Angeles CA

1917- Myron and his wife are living in Washington, Pennsylvania
living at 315 E. Wheeling, Mining Engineer.

1920- Lucy, Edwin and Margaret living at Rowland Heights, LA, USA
Lucy shown as a widow

1930 Lucy is living as a widow in Oakland CA

Myron was the Nephew of a Mr. Rodgers, Managing Director of the Amalgamated Copper Syndicate.
Henry Huttleston Rodgers
b- Jan 29, 1840, in Fairhaven, MA
d- May 19, 1909 at his home in New York., age 69
His wife died in 1912, age 62
The estate she left, 75,000,000.00! to $100,000,000.00
yes million! in 1912 dollars! 25th richest man ever!
He was Vice-President of Standard Oil, part of this huge syndicate, that tried to buy every copper mine in the world, in an attempt to control the copper market.
Marcus Daly was President of this syndicate.
Rockefellers and other wealthy men were involved.
So Myron was probably working for this syndicate.

Myron was one of 9 siblings

M. K. Rodgers opened up the Hidden Creek Mine.
his brother- Harry Rodgers was in Stewart in 1920
John Henry below?

brother- Wesley P. Rodgers
b- Apr 4, 1874 in USA
1901 he was in Yale area, shown as an Engineer.

sister- Annie M. Rodgers
b- ca 1864 in PA
she married Dwight Furness (see below)

brother- John Rodgers
b- ca 1866 in PA

brother- Samuel Clark Rodgers (see below)
b- ca 1868 in PA

sister- Lillie Gertrude Rodgers
b- 1870 in PA
married Don E. King

brother- William G. Rodgers

sister- Rosetta B. Rodgers

brother- Joseph Henry Rodgers

sister- Adeline Patti Rodgers

Oct 1895 PA paper– S. C. Rodgers and sister, Mrs. Dwight Furness, and three children, of Guanajuato, Mex.,
arrived last week and are visiting at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Rodgers, of Fallowfield township, Washington Co, PA.
M. K. Rodgers, a son, of Butte, Montana, is expected home soon.


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