14 March 2011

Matrilineal Monday - Alice Still Long Rogers

Aunt Alice was the daughter of Franklin and Jennie VanHorn Still. Born Alice Viola Still on 4 June 1893, she was one of six children.She grew up in East Fallowfield Township just down the road from the Doe Run Presbyterain Church.

In September 1911 she lived in Gordonville, Lancaster County, PA. In November 1911 - Alice lived in Mortonville.

On 25 December 1911, she married David Long. She bore him two children: Mary Ethel and Leon Long.  Leon was born in 1912. The 1930 Census shows him living with his grandfather in Mortonville. He was an apprentice carpernter at the time. He had had cancer. He had one son they called Tuck. Leon later committed suicide and is buried - along with his sister - in Doe Run Presbyterian Cemetery in Doe Run, East Fallowfield Township, Chester County, PA.

After David passed, Alice remarried to Frank Rodgers. She bore him a son: Aubry (sp?) Ralph Rodgers. The 1920 Census shows Alice living with back with her parents. Her mother's obit in 1946 shows Alice as living in Philadelphia at the time.

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