Bobo B. Rogers
Story furnished by Clarence
Bobo Rodgers, born in
Pelham, Ga., was the son of William Fletcher and Nannie Ella Cothran
Rogers who moved to Glendale in the
early 1900s and was the Spinning Room Overseer for
many years. For Fletcher Rogers family story click; Glendale Mill Superintendents.
Bobo Rodgers married Bertha Lee Hyder, the daughter of James King and
Julia Victoria Lydia
Hyder. The 1920 Henderson/Clear Creek N.C. Census shows she had 4
siblings, Curtis L.,
Lloyd C., Collistie and Dulie Hyder. All lived and died in the Glendale area.
Enumerators recorded the census as they understood the registrants
which oft times led to
mistakes in name and dates. I have tried to copy as recorded, where
there are mistakes, I
The 1940 Spartanburg/Glendale Census listed the household as;
Bobo B. Rogers 30, husband/section man
Wife; Bertha 25, spinner
5 Terrell 3
Bobo “BB” as he was known and called, was a life-long member of the Glendale Methodist
Church and was employed as a section man in Glendale
Mills where he and his wife worked until
the plant was closed.
“BB” and his family were lovely people and were good friends to all who
were fortunate to know
them. “BB” was an innovator, always coming up with a new idea or piece
of equipment to do a
job better, safer or faster. He and his co-partner, Frank Lee, invented
or improved and patented
numerous pieces of mill production equipment, selling the patent to a
production. They also invented and patented a number of devices for the
home. They invented
the tooth paste extractor which I see advertised and is still being
sold. This was their joy and
delight as a side job.
Excerpts from the obituary of Bobo B. Rogers, published Monday January
“Bobo B. (BB) Rogers, 90, died Saturday, January 1, 2000, in Camp Care
Inman, S.C. He was the son of the late William Fletcher and Nannie Ella
Cothran Rogers and
was retired from Milliken Drayton plant and self-employment.
Survivors were; his wife, Bertha Lee Hyder Rogers; two brothers, Rev.
Will Rogers of Inman, S.
C. and Johnnie Rogers of Spartanburg; a granddaughter, Nancy Hatley
Sprouse, Campobello; a
grandson, Felix Adrian “Chip” Hatley, Spartanburg; four great
grandchildren. He was
predeceased by; a daughter, Martha Pat Hatley and a son, Tearle D.
A Memorial service was held in Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel”
Excerpts from the obituary of Bertha Lee Hyder Rogers, published
Tuesday, August 3, 2010;
“Bertha Lee Hyder Rogers died Sunday evening August 1, 2010, at the
Village Hospital in
Greer, S.C. She was the daughter of the late James King and Julia
Victoria Lydia Hyder and was
the widow of Bobo B. Rogers. She was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Spartanburg
where she was a long time member of the Lydia Sunday School Class,
Young at Heart and
Mrs. Rogers was predeceased by her daughter, Martha “Pat” Hatley; her
son, Tearle Douglas
Rogers and all her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her
granddaughter, Nancy Hatley
Sprouse and her husband Joe of Campobello; her grandson, Felix Adrian
“Chip” Hatley and his
wife Carol of Duncan; her four great grandchildren, McKenna and Kristen
Sprouse, Casey and
Kyle Hatley; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service to be held in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens”
Census records and obituaries, courtesy of the Spartanburg County
Researched and written July, 2013.
Clarence E. Crocker
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