City Directories and History: 1959 – Rev. Arthur S. Rogers
The Enquirer reported on July 29, 1891 – “Mr. A.S. Rogers, a student at Erskine College is teaching at Harmony Station.”
The Herald reported on Dec. 14, 1901 – “On next Wednesday evening, the Rev. A.S. Rogers will be installed as pastor of the ARP church of this city.”
“Opposite this house on White Street was the beautifully maintained residence of Mrs. Black’s brother, the Rev. A. S. Rogers, pastor of the A. R. P. Church in Rock Hill. The second Mrs. Rogers boarded a number of teachers here in the years from 1930 to 1970.” [Robbins – White Tour History]
This was the home of the A.R.P. preacher, the Rev. Arthur Rogers who was a highly respected leader in Rock Hill. It appears he married couples in his parlor including the parents of well known, Rock Hill author and historian, William B. White, Jr. Read about this event as well as others in the neighborhood as memories of C.R. Smith which he shared in 2010, listed under More Information.
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“Rogers Memorial (1952), Rock Hill, S. C. The name of the church is a recognition of the long pastorate of the Rock Hill First Church served by Rev. A. S. Rogers, D.D. The Rogers Memorial Church was established to perpetuate his memory. Rev. A. M. Rogers, D.D., pastor of the Chester church, in response to a request for information, cited the organization date referred to above.”
Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC
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