Rodgers Family Tree

Genealogy
There is an unrelated Rodgers family here under Fanny Jane

Robert Rodgers b. 1842 in Co. Derry, Ireland. He died 26 Aug 1918 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. Robert began work as a train guard, then became a tram conductor. When he retired he was chief inspector for the Belfast Tramway Company. He may have also been a master Mason.

Margaret Smyth (Smith) b. 1843 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. She died 13 Jul 1901 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland.

Robert Rodgers and Margaret Smyth were married on 20 Sep 1863 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland at St. Anne's Church of Ireland.

They had 11 children. According to the 1911 census only 3 were living. These were Selina(3), John(7) and Matilda Jane(9).
  1. Joseph b. 16 Sep 1865 in Omagh, Antrim, Ireland. He died unknown date and location.

  2. Thomas James b. 19 Nov 1867 in Omagh, Antrim, Ireland. He died 18 Dec 1867 in Omagh.

  3. Selina b. 25 May 1871 in Omagh, Antrim, Ireland. She married Robert Nicholl 24 Aug 1890 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland at St. Anne's Church of Ireland. She died unknown date and location. They had 2 known children

    3.1Robert John b. 4 Dec 1891 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Loveday Myrtle Pascoe 17 Aug 1918 in Adelaide, Australia. He died 1975 in Adelaide, Australia. They had one child
    3.1.1Peggy b 1932 in Australia.
    In addition, Loveday's children by her first marriage, Keith Pascoe Smith and Ray Hume Smith adopted the Nicholl surname
    3.2Florence Selina Mary b. 19 Nov 1897 in Belfast Antrim, Ireland. She married George Henry McKeown 18 Jan 1917 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland at Knockbreda Church of Ireland. She died 1973 in Ireland. They had 2 children.
    3.2.1Robert b 8 Dec 1917 in Belfast, Down, Ireland.
    3.2.2George b 6 Dec 1924 in Belfast, Down, Ireland. He died 1994 in Ireland

  4. Robert James b. 8 Nov 1872 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He died 18 Nov 1872 in Belfast.

  5. Robert b. 30 Oct 1873 in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland. He died 20 Mar 1882 in Belfast.

  6. William James born 7 Sep 1875 in Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland. He died 20 Oct 1875 in Londonderry.

  7. John b. 20 Sep 1876 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Annie Hagan 17 Feb 1898 in Belfast at St Mary Magdalene Church of Ireland. He died unknown date and location.
    John was a ship's master for the Ulster Steamship/Head Lines.

    John Rodgers and Annie Hagan had 7 children


    Back: John Smyth, Robert Hugh, Frederick Hagan
    Front: Annie Marguerite, Wesley Hermann Mooney, Francis George, Godfrey Courtland Hill
    Photo c. 1912, Belfast


    7.1Robert Hugh b. 1898 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Hildred Gerrard Smeltzer 2 Mar 1921 in Belfast at St Marks Dundela Church of Ireland. He died c. 1980 in Timaru, New Zealand. They had 9 children.


    Standing: John Molyneux (Jack), Hugh Hagan (Eric), Hildred Anne, Robert Gerrard
    Seated: Hildred Gerrard (nee Smeltzer), Herbert Bunting (Bertie),Winifred Maud,
    Robert Hugh, William Neville
    Front: Allan George, Dan Godfrey
    Photo 1941, Belfast

    7.1.1Robert Gerrard b. 3 Sep 1921 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Christina Pearl Pedofsky in 1956 in New Zealand. He died 20 Jul 2008 in Gore, Southland New Zealand.
    They had 2 children - Robert Craig and Michael Gerrard.
    7.1.2Hildred Anne b. 15 Feb 1923 in Belfast Antrim, Ireland. She married Buckley Thomson, unknown date in Roodeport, South Africa.
    They had 3 children - Anne-Marie, Julie and Rodger.
    7.1.3John (Jack) Molyneux b. 28 Feb 1924 in Belfast Antrim, Ireland. He married Charlotte Thompson Newell, unknown date in Ireland. He died 26 Jan 1974 in Glengormley, Antrim, Ireland.
    They had 3 children - Alan, Norman and Margaret.
    7.1.4Hugh Hagan (Eric) b. 12 Jan 1925 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Hannah (Rita) Lyle 8 May 1945 in Culross, Scotland. He died 2 Aug 1990 in High Valleyfield, Fife, Scotland.
    They had 1 child - Robert Hugh.
    7.1.5Allan George b. 23 Sep 1927 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Audrey Paine, unknown date in New Zealand.
    They had 5 children - Elizabeth Hildred, John Paine, Peter Allan Douglas, Audrey Jill and Mark Robert.
    7.1.6Dan Godfrey b. 4 Apr 1931 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Nola Margaret Perks, unknown date in New Zealand.
    They had 2 children - Robyn Ann and David.
    He married Susan Campbell-Hewitt 24 Sep 2009 in New Zealand.
    7.1.7Winifred Evelyn Maud b. 9 Oct 1933 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. She married Ronald Smook Wepener, unknown date in South Africa. She died between 1980 and 1989 in South Africa.
    They had 4 children - John, Kathleen, Lynette and Stephen.
    7.1.8Herbert (Bertie) Bunting b. 10 Jun 1937 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Margaret unknown, unknown date in Ireland.
    They had 3 children - Gavin, Leesa and Neville.
    7.1.9William (Bill) Neville b. 22 Jun 1938 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Elva Kelly, unknown date in New Zealand. They had no children.
    7.2John (Jack) Smyth b. 16 Apr 1901 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Ellen Margaret "Nellie" Bentley 26 Jun 1928 in Belfast. He died c. 1946 in New York, USA
    They had 2 children - John Bentley (Jack) and Eleanor Margaret Louise.
    7.3Frederick Hagan b. 1903 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Georgina Ellen (Ina) Johnston, 11 Nov 1925 in Belfast. He died before 1984 in Whitehead, Antrim, Ireland. They had 2 children.
    7.3.1Daphne b. unknown date in Ireland. She married Herbie Newell, c. 1947/8 in Ireland.
    They had at least 2 children.
    7.3.2Frederick Brian b. 26 May 1930 in Ireland. He married Margaret Elizabeth Hawthorne, unknown date in Ireland.
    They had 5 children - Clarissa Jane, Elizabeth Lynn, Frederick John, Heather Ann and Richard Samuel.
    7.4Godfrey (Jeff) Courtland Hill b. 13 Aug 1905 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Adaline McClung 18 Apr 1930 in Toronto, Ontario Canada. He died 29 Jan 1988 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. They had 1 child.
    7.4.1Brian Godfrey b. 22 Mar 1945 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
    7.5Annie Marguerite b. 13 Aug 1905 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. She married George Harold Megaw, 23 Aug 1933 in Belfast. She died 31 May 1986 in Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland. They had 2 children.
    7.5.1Margaret Doris b. 9 Apr 1936 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. She married David A. Kelly in Ireland. She died 14 Jun 2009 in Perth, Scotland.
    They had 3 children - Dorothy-Anne, Linda and Harold David.
    7.5.2Isobel Georgina b. 19 Jul 1938 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. She married William Harold (Harry) Johnston in Ireland.
    They had 3 children - Alistair, Gillian and Christopher.
    7.6Francis George b. 26 Aug 1908 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Martha Galloway "Myrtle" Maxwell, 2 Apr 1930 in Belfast. He died between 1988 and 1990 in Ireland. They had 2 children.
    7.6.1Jean Maxwell b. 6 Nov 1930 in Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland. She married Rex Nixon in Ireland.
    They had at least 2 children.
    7.6.2Arnold b. unknown date in Ireland. He married Paddy Unknown in Ireland
    They had at least 1 child - John Maxwell.
    7.7Wesley Hermann Mooney b. 28 Dec 1909 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He married Ethel Rhodes 10 Jul 1940 in Belfast. He died 19 Jul 1947 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. They had no children.
  8. George b. 29 Aug 1878 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He died 24 Dec 1893 in Belfast.

  9. Matilda Jane b. 3 Mar 1880 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. She married David Forsythe 19 Aug 1902 in Belfast at St Anne's Church of Ireland. She died unknown date and location. They had 4 known children.
    9.1Jennie Margaret Smyth b. 6 Jun 1903 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland.
    9.2Annie Best b. 6 Jul 1904 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. She died 16 Aug 1904 in Lisnamintry, Armagh.
    9.3Samuel John b. 6 Nov 1905 in Belfast, Antrim Ireland. He died 15 Sep 1982 in Belfast
    9.4Rhodesa b. 11 Jun 1907 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. She died 22 Feb 1908 in Belfast.
  10. Margaret b. 4 Jan 1884 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. She married Samuel Forsythe 12 Feb 1905 in Belfast at St Anne's Church of Ireland. She died 30 Dec 1908 in Belfast. They had one child.
    10.1Wesley b. Feb 1907 in Belfast, Antrim, Ireland. He died 8 Aug 1908 in Belfast.
  11. Unknown

Brian Rodgers - February 14, 2009
Last revised - February 3, 2010
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