John R. Rogers, M. D.

Page 181-182 - John R. Rogers, M.D. One of the factors which has made the American Nation so great is the assimilation of the abilities and talent of its foster sons and daughters who were reared and educated in other lands and have succeeded in their adopted country side by side with its native sons and daughters. This record recounts the career of one of the leaders of the medical profession in Kent County who was born in Rome, Italy, on October 19, 1868, and received his early education in his native country. He came to the United States in 1885, and graduated from the University of Michigan with the degree of B.S. in 1890. He then returned to Rome, Italy, for a period of one year's work in the University of Rome, then he came back to the United States and completed a course in the Medical Department of the University of Michigan in 1895. He followed that university education with an internship in the Wills Eye Hospital and the Philadelphia Poly-Clinic. In 1897 he began the practice of medicine in Grand Rapids and has since been continuously engaged in an active and growing practice. He keeps step with the advances of his profession through membership in the Kent County, Michigan State and American Medical Associations. The Doctor is a Fellow of College of Surgeons, a member of Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, University Club and Kent Country Club.

In 1897 Dr. Rogers married Miss Grace Heyser of Jackson, Michigan, and they have three children. The oldest, Randolph, graduated from Grand Rapids High School, and entered the war and made the supreme sacrifice in the service of his country in July, 1918, while serving with the Thirty-eighth Infantry, and in his twentieth year. The second child, Elizabeth, is a graduate of the Grand Rapids High School and has attended Wheaton College at Norton, Mass. The youngest member of the family, Winfield, graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree of A.B. He is now a student of Cambridge, England, doing post-graduate work.

The Doctor in the prime of his life has attained a successful, professional career with specialized training, reared a splendid family and he and his wife are Gold Star parents for the service of their country and the world. With a long period of service for mankind ahead of him the Doctor has not yet reached the height of his professional achievements.

Transcriber: Terry Start
Created: 6 January 2003