Quincy Rogers

Quincy Rogers (1881 - 1904)

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Quincy Rogers
Born in Arkansas, United Statesmap
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Died in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United Statesmap
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Categories: Wynnewood, Oklahoma | United States Penitentiary Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas | U.S.Penitentiary, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas | Murderers.

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The early years

Quincy was born in 1881 to Jesse Rodgers and Jennetta (Genethy) Ramey(Raney) in Arkansas.

From marriage with James B Cook (1830-1859)

Murder in the family - Brother turns on brother -a bitter and tragic end

Case Records

The courthouse case records show[1]

  • March 28, 1903 - Indictment filed - in jail
  • April 10, 1903 - Court'd generally E 106
  • Dec 7, 1903 - Jury Trail began 8 - 299
  • Dec 8, 1903 - Verdict of Guilty without capital punishment
  • Dec 18, 1903 - Sentenced to life imprisonment of hard labor to Ft Leavenworth, KS

Wynnewood, Oklahoma Newspaper[2]

Mrs. Jennetta Rogers and four sons, William, the murdered man, Quincy, Tince and Edward . Quency, it seems, was the head of the family and has borne a good reputation heretofore. William was his senior by about 8 years.

Before day Monday morning Quincy got up and build the fires and retired from the room, soon the mother, who is growing very old, went to the kitchen to get breakfast. Quincy then went to the tent of one, Nelson, who lives near by, borrowed an axe, returned to the room where his brother slept and dealt him two blows on the head which crushed the skull and death resulted in a very brief time.

Then he left the premises and went to his brother's J.B. Rogers, a distance of about one and one-half miles and told him what he had done. J.B. Rodgers hasten to the scene, and meeting C.T. Thompson, had him go and take charge of Quincy, who brought him to town.

It was a very sad affair and deeply regretted by their friends and neigbors.

The murderer gave no reason for committing the act, but stated he was justifyable. As the matter thus stands, the causes leading up to it are mysterious, but it is a cold blooded affair as the victim was asleep at the time the blow was dealt, as was Ed, another brother who was sleeping with the murdered man.

There are many and varied opinions concerning this as all other murders, but we will await the development of acts by the court and not attempt to shield or defend.

The preliminary trial was held at Pauls Valley before Commissioner Pfeiffer of the United States court, Wednesday and the defendant was bound over to await the action of the grand jury, and committed to the jail at Ardmore in default of a bond.

Chickasaw Enterprise, March 12, 1903[3]

Killed With an Ax

Two Brothers Quarrel near Wynnewood.

Quincy Rogers killed his brother, J.B. Rogers, with an ax Monday at their mother’s near Wynnewood. They quarreled the day before and each threatened the other. The next morning Quince Rogers killed his brother as he lay in bed and then surrendered himself to the officers.

This case came up in the commissioner’s court here yesterday and the defendant has been remanded to jail without bond.

Killed by his own brother while he lay in bed, his old mother in the next room, another brother sleeping at his side, J.B. Rogers met his fate, by having his head split open with an Ax.

This seems to be on the most brutal crimes that has ever been committed in this vicinity and the result will likely be, when the case comes to trail, that there was some secret and hidden motive for the crime.

The Commissioners Court room yesterday presented a sad scene. The widowed mother, whose heart is almost broken over the crime, by which she loses one son and has another within the show of the gallows, could hardly testify when upon the stand.

Shaking with convulsive sobs and with tears streaming down his cheeks, an elder brother had to be led from the court room.

It is indeed a sad case and the members of the Rogers family of Wynnewood are broken hearted

Court Trail

Form 357.

Saturday morning, 9 o'clock, December 18th, A.D. 1903 Court met pursuant by adjournment. Present, the Honorable Hosea Townsend, Judge of the Unite States Court for the Southern District of the Indian Territory.

United States} No 1378 Vs Indictment for Murder Quincy Rogers Southern District, Indian Territory

On the motion of W.B. Johnson, Esq. Attorney for the Southern District of the Indian Territory, the said defendant Quincy Rogers was brought to the bar of the Court in custody of the Marshal of said district and it being demanded of him what he has to or can say why the sentence of the law upon the verdict of guilty heretofore rendered against him by the jury in the cause on the 8th day of December, A.D. 1903, shall not now be pronounced against him, he says he has nothing further or other to say then he has heretofore said:

Whereupon, the premises being seen, and by the court well and sufficiently understood, it is considered by the Court that the said Quincy Rogers for his crime aforesaid, be imprisoned in the United States State Penitentiary, situated at the Fort Leavenworth in the state of Kansas for the term and period of "His Natural life" at hard Labor.

It is further considered, that the Marshal of this District, to whose custody the said Quincy Rogers is now here committed, is hereby required to receive and safely keep and convey the body of the said Quincy Rogers hence to said penitentiary in the state of Kansas without delay, and deliver him to the custody of the keeper of said penitentiary, who will received and safely keep the said Quincy Rogers in jail in execution of the sentence aforesaid, and in conformity with the same, for the full period of the term aforesaid.

And it is further ordered, that the Clerk of this Court furnish the Marshal of this District with two duly certified copies of this judgment, sentence, and order, one of which shall be delivered to the keeper of said penitentiary, and the other returned by the marshal to this Court, with a full and true account of the execution of the same.

I, C.M. Campbell, clerk of the United States Court for the Southern District of the Indian Territory hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the judgement, sentence, and order in the above-entitled cause, as the same appears of record.

In testimony, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at Pauls Valley, in said District, this 18th day of December, A.D. 1903

C.M. Campbell, Clerk

Southern District Indian Territory Dec 21, 1903 The Physician will retain this copy.

United States Penitentiary.

Life in Prison

Life in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas[4][5] Physician's Examination of Convict.

Reg. No 3852.

Name: Quincy Rogers Age: 22 Race: White Nationality: American Height:____ ft ____ in. Weight, ____ Occupation: Farmer Temperament: Phlegm(I do not know what this means is as written) Heart: Action Normal Sound Rhythm Pulse: Sitting Standing 72 Respiration: Sitting Standing Normal Chest: Quiet 35 Inspiration 37 Expiration 35 Range: 2 Inguinal Canal: Right Normal Left Uses Tobacco: yes Liquors: yes Alimentary Canal: Normal When last Vaccinated: Today

Evidence of Previous or Present Disease:


Heredity: Good

Remarks: Blank

Date of Examination: Dec 22, 1903

United States Penitentiary Fort Leavenworth Kansas Name: Quincy Rogers No 3852 Alias: (blank) Color: white

Received: Dec 21, 1903 Military or Civil: Civil From: Pauls Valley, I.T. Crime: Murder Sentence: Life Date of Sentence: Dec 18, 1903 Full Sentence expires------------ Good time sentence expires------- Trade: Farmer Education: None Religion: None Nativity: Arkansas Nationality: American Habits: Chews, smokes, drinks mod. Parents living: mother Left home when: live with mother Married: no Children: none Father Born: Tennessee Mother Born: Arkansas Age: 22 Height: 5 foot 10 ½ inches Weight: 155 pounds Color of hair: Dark chestnut Color of beard: medium chestnut Color of eyes: Hazel G.S.B. Nose: Arch E. Med Chin: Vert m Complexion: M. Dark Teeth: Full Good Build: M. Stock Peculiarities in build: Blank

Marks Scars, moles etc. 1. Mole 4 ab. L. Roust out 2. Small mole 1 ½ ab R. brow out 3. Flesh mole on R. cheek, near R. corner of mouth 4. Mole 4 ½ bel 7th 1 ¾ l of column 5. Small mouth

Description taken Dec 22, 1903 by M.W. McCloughry

Quincy Rogers, a prisoner in the United States penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, do hereby authorized the Warden of said penitentiary, by himself, or his authorized representatives to open and examine all letters, papers and other mail matter and all express packages which may be directed to my address so long as I am a prisoner in said Penitentiary.

Dated at the United States penitentiary, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, this 22 day of December, 1903.

Signed:Quincy X Rogers (X - his mark in middle of name)

I, M.W. McClaughry of the United States Penitentiary do hereby certify that the above and foregoing was read and fully explained by me to the above named Quincy Rogers before he signed the same and that he signed the same voluntarily in my presence this 22 day of December 1903

Signed M.W. McClaughry of the United States Penitentiary, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Special remarks:

Mother – Jennetta Rogers, Wynnewood, I.T. 2 miles South usual residence same.

Letters Sent:

Name: Relationship: Post office: State: Date Mrs. Jennette Rogers Mother Wynnewood IT Dec 25 Miss Anna Winn Sister Spaulding IT Dec 27 Mother Wynnewood IT Jan 10

Letters Received: Jennette Rogers Mother Wynnewood IT Jan 3 Mrs. G.T. Block Friend Ardmore IT Jan 4 Hettie Wynn Niece Sasakwa IT Jan 11 Mother Iona IT Jan 24


Burial was at Leavnworth, Kansas [6][7] Weight - 155 lb Height 5 ft 10 in Cause of death was Enterocolitis


  1. Courthouse documents from Archives from 1903 that are listed under Quincy Rogers names
  2. Wynnewood, Garvin, Oklahoma Newspaper clipping
  3. Chickasaw Enterprise, March 12, 1903
  4. Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S. Penitentiary, Name Index to Inmate Case Files, 1895-1936
  5. Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S. Penitentiary, Name Index to Inmate Case Files, 1895-1936 Prison File
  6. Find A Grave: Memorial #14288883 Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 04 August 2018), memorial page for Quincy Rogers (1881–4 Feb 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14288883, citing United States Disciplinary Barracks Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Richard L. Brown (contributor 47466615) .
  7. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVVD-93X3 : 13 December 2015), Quincy Rogers, 1904; Burial, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States of America, United States Disciplinary Barracks Cemetery; citing record ID 14288883, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

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