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Source Citations


James Elbert Kitchens

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27721240. "JAMES ELBERT KITCHENS -
Funeral for James Elbert Kitchens, 88, of Decatur will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rideout's Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Harris and the Rev. Orville Collins officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mr. Kitchens died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born March 20, 1909, in Lawrence County to James and Anna Kitchens. He was a past member of the Central United Methodist Church and was retired from Decatur Utilities after 35 years of service.

He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Hinkle of Huntsville and Nancy Paulson of Oklahoma City; five sisters, Eva Gibson of Huntsville, Lula Mae Ryan and Elsie Wynn, both of Decatur, and Beulah Lane and Christine Pike, both of Hartselle; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James Hinkle, David Paulson, Rob Esterling, Stan Godwin, Phil Lane and Charlie Wynn.
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Katherine Rogers

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27721345. "KATHERINE KITCHENS -
Funeral for Katherine Rogers Kitchens, 75, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Joe Pack officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Kitchens died Monday at Decatur General Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, James Elbert Kitchens; two daughters, Carolyn Hinkle of Huntsville and Nancy Paulson of Oklahoma City; three brothers, I.M. Rogers Jr, Donald Rogers and Milton Rogers, all of Decatur; two sisters, Annie Ruth McCluskey and Josephine Kitchens, both of Decatur; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
DECATUR DAILY - August 1, 1889." Image.


William Elvin Kitchens

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27723924. "WILLIAM ELVIN KITCHENS - steelworker
Funeral for William E. Kitchens, 83, of Decatur will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. W.K. Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mr. Kitchens died Monday at Parkway Medical Center Hospital. He was born July 7, 1911, in Morgan County. He ran Kitchens Gulf Station on Moulton Street and later worked at Decatur Iron and Steel. He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Kitchens; two sons, William H. Kitchens of Richmond, Va and Elvin Kitchens of Chapel Hill, NC; one daughter, Josephine K Wilson of Greer SC; one brother, James Elbert Kitchens of Decatur, five sisters, Eva Gibson of Huntsville, Lula Mae Ryan and Elsie Wynn, both of Decatur, and Beulah Lane and Christine Pike, both of Hartselle; eight grand children; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Mark Clark, Thor Hinkle, Charlie Wynn, Bobby Thomas, Pat Lane, Phil Lane, Hovis Wynn, Ricky Ryan and Billy Woodall.
DECATUR DAILY - May 24, 1995." Image.


Josephine Rogers

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11073440. "Josephine Rogers Kitchens

Funeral for Josephine Rogers Kitchens, 88, of Decatur will be Friday, June 3, 2005, at 4 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. David Kelley officiating.

Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Kitchens, who died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at her daughter's residence in Spartanburg, S.C., was born Nov. 29, 1916, in Morgan County to I.M. Rogers Sr. and Sadie Dyar Rogers. She was a member of Sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church of Decatur. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, William E. Kitchens; one brother, I.M. Rogers Jr.; two sisters, Katherine Kitchens and Annie Ruth McCleskey; and one grandson, John Wilson.

Survivors include two sons, William H. Kitchens and his wife, Ann, of Richmond, Va., and Elvin Kitchens and his wife, Linda, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; one daughter, Josephine Wilson and her husband, Jerry, of Spartanburg, S.C.; two brothers, Donald Rogers and his wife, Dorothy, and Milton Rogers, all of Decatur; eight grandsons, William H. Kitchens II, David A. Kitchens, Steven Kitchens, Joel P. Kitchens, Martin R. Kitchens, H.G. Wilson III, Thomas C. Wilson and Jeremy Wilson; two granddaughters, Angie Mauer and Shelia R. Edgar; two sisters-in-law, Christine Pike and Mrs. Hubert Lane; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to a church or a favorite charity.

Published in the Decatur Daily on June 1, 2005." Image.


Isaac Mitchel Rogers Jr.

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33630525. "Funeral for Isaac Mitchell Rogers Jr, 71, of Chapel Hill Road will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Brown Service Funeral Home with the Rev. W.K. Stephenson and the Rev. Matthew Nail officiating.
Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mr. Rogers died Friday at Huntsville Hospital. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Fruehauf Corp in 1984.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Rogers; two daughters, Beverly Jackson of Hartselle and Amelia Clark of Decatur; two brothers, Donald Rogers and Milton Rogers, both of Decatur; two sisters, Annie Ruth McCleskey and Josephine Kitchens, both of Decatur; and three grandsons.

Pallbearers will include Jeff McCulloch, Patrick McCulloch, Larry Self, Melvin Miller, Dan Compton and Kenneth Harpe.
DECATUR DAILY - July 1990." Image.


Mildred Lois McCulloch

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33630586. "Funeral for Mildred Lois Rogers, 72, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. W.K. Stephenson and the Rev. Dan Compton officiating.

Burial will be in the Napps Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rogers died Monday, July 29, 1996, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born Oct. 23, 1923, in Morgan County. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Beverly Jackson of Hartselle and Amelia Clark of Decatur; three sisters, Stella Mitchell, Christine Self and Betty Millwood, all of Decatur; three brothers, Lucian McCulloch, Lonnie "Buddy" McCulloch and Shelby "Buck" McCulloch, all of Decatur, and three grandsons.

Pallbearers will be John Millwood, Jeff McCulloch, Pat McCulloch, Larry Self, Mac McCulloch and Melvin Miller.
DECATUR DAILY - July 1996." Image.


Donald Rogers

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45620070. "Funeral for Donald Rogers, 88, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Roselawn, burial in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation 6 to 8 tonight. Mr. Rogers died Dec. 17, 2009.

Published in the Decatur Daily on 12/19/2009." Image.


Dorothy Marguerite

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14182480. "Dorothy Marguerite Rogers, 86, of Decatur, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at her residence, was born Jan. 25, 1920.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Rogers; two daughters, Donna Woods and Mary Hamilton and her husband, Dan, all of Decatur; two grandchildren, Adam Woods of Danville and Valerie Scott of Hartselle; and two great grandchildren, Gabriel Scott of Hartselle and David Woods of Danville.
Pallbearers will be James Hinkle, Jacob Scott, Adam Woods, Anthony Lyle, Warren Dunnavent and Clyde "Sonny" Miller.
Published in the Decatur Daily on 5/5/2006." Image.


Henry Lee Borden

1Zella Armstrong, Notable Southern Families (Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore, 1974.), p 30, G929.2. Printed from Family Archive Viewer CD191, Broderbund Software, Sep. 17, 2000. "Was head of the Borden Condensed Milk Company of Chicago."

2Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pg 246, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "When he was yet a young man he identified himself with the condensed miilk business, and is now president of the Borden Condensed Milk Company, a position held by his father and brother for so many years.  His home is a Tonti, Ill., where he has a large stock farm, which he calls his "plaything" and on which he spends his leisure hours.  Mr. Borden lost his first wife and only child many years ago, and in 1886 married Mrs. Retta Buckley, a widow with two sons, Gerald M., and Gort, now adopted.
   The monument Mr. Borden has erected to himself is in the hearts of those who know him.  His lovable, whole-souled nature endears him to all with whom he comes in contact.  Generosity and unselfishness characterize his life.  He distributes his ample fortune so quietly and unobservedly as to be unknown even to those near him.  If a record of all his kindly deeds was written out, verily a larger book than this would be needed.  His generosity made this book possible. In connection with this brief sketch of the president of a great company, it may not be appropriate to print the following, taken from the American Grocer of May 10, 1899, under the head of "Genuine Progress":
     "In these days of trusts and combinatlons it is pleasing to learn of a genuinely progressive step by a representative concern in an important line of business. The first organization of Gail Borden's valuable invention took the title or Borden's Condensed Milk Company, and some years later a new organization was formed to take its place, which has been long and favorably known as the New York Condensed Milk Company. The Civil War precipitated upon the company very heavy demands for is product and the northern armies were supplied as extensively as manufacturing facilities woould permit. It was a happy day when the Southern soldiers lucky enough to get access to a Union supply train and thereby obtain what was eagerly sought for by all the soldiers, namely Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed milk.
   "During the late war with Spain, among the first food supplies to follow the American troops, whether in Cuba, Porto Rico or the Phllippines. was Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, and the Red Cross outfit was not considered complete without a liberal stock of the Eagle Brand Condensed Milk and Peerless Brand Evaporated Cream. These popular brands of milk have been the standby of the day and the most valuable food products which the soldier in the held or the sailor at sea can obtain. Since the days of Dr. Kane all the exploring parties and expeditions have deemed their most important item of food to be taken with them the Eagle Brand Condensed Milk. Lleut. Peary only recently  testified very highly of its value, and his prsent expedition was well supplied with this indispensable article of food.
   During the forty years of constantly increasing business the methods of the company have commanded not only the hightest respect of the jobers, retailers and consumers, but of its competitors as well. The fame of the Gail Borden Eagle Brand has become world-wide, and  represents the highest standard in this line of goods.   We are pleased to observe the aggressive reorganization of the company under the title of Borden's Condensed Milk Company, capital $20,000,000. This entire amount of stock was taken by the stockholders of the old company, except a portion which was set aside to be sold to some of the prominent and most valued employes or the company. The increased capital insures the company being able to take care of its business upon a scale of confident expectation that has always placed this concern so far in advance of its competitors.
   "Constant additions to its manufacturing facilities have been made year by year to keep pace with the increasing demand. New factories have been added, until now the company operates fifteen, among which are some that outrank in size, capacity and actual product manufactured therein any other plants of similar nature in the world.
   "We are sincerely pleased to note that the reorganization is formed on broad-minded lines, and that the management will remain as heretofore.  We congratulate it upon its past success and well-earned reputation for energy, integrity and discretion. A concern which transacts its business on the lines which have been followed by the New York Condensed Milk Company during its history deserves unqualified success, and as policy will surely win, and profitably to all concerned jobbers, retailers and consumers, as well as the army of men which it employs."."

3U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles 1861-1865. "Name: Henry L Borden
Rank at enlistment: Corporal
State Served: Texas
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Texas 35th Cavalry Regiment.
Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records."

4U.S. Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890. "Name: Dennis J. Blakely Master 24 Wisconsin Infantry
Spouse's Name: Retta Borden
Event Date: 1890
Event Place: 2nd Ward, St Clair, Michigan, United States." Note: Entry of Henry L. Borden crossed out. Retta was registering as widow of Dennis but was married to Henry.

51870 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MHP2-B1S, 20 Jun 1870. "Borden, H.L. 40 MW Farmer Texas
------, Jenny 26 FW Keeping house Kentucky
------, W.C. 2 MW Texas." Image.

61880 U.S. Census, T9_218 FHF 1254218 pg 283.4000, 7 Jun 1880. "Borden, H. Lee wm 48 M Superintendent core drinking lab Texas Connecticut Mississippi
-------, Laura J WF 35 wife keeping house Texas Tennessee North Carolina
Johnson, Sidney WM 15 stepson at school Texas Tennessee Texas
George, Mary WF 28 sister-in-law at home Texas Tennessee North Carolina."


Henry Lee Borden

1Zella Armstrong, Notable Southern Families (Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore, 1974.), p 30, G929.2. Printed from Family Archive Viewer CD191, Broderbund Software, Sep. 17, 2000. "Was head of the Borden Condensed Milk Company of Chicago."

2Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pg 246, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "When he was yet a young man he identified himself with the condensed miilk business, and is now president of the Borden Condensed Milk Company, a position held by his father and brother for so many years.  His home is a Tonti, Ill., where he has a large stock farm, which he calls his "plaything" and on which he spends his leisure hours.  Mr. Borden lost his first wife and only child many years ago, and in 1886 married Mrs. Retta Buckley, a widow with two sons, Gerald M., and Gort, now adopted.
   The monument Mr. Borden has erected to himself is in the hearts of those who know him.  His lovable, whole-souled nature endears him to all with whom he comes in contact.  Generosity and unselfishness characterize his life.  He distributes his ample fortune so quietly and unobservedly as to be unknown even to those near him.  If a record of all his kindly deeds was written out, verily a larger book than this would be needed.  His generosity made this book possible. In connection with this brief sketch of the president of a great company, it may not be appropriate to print the following, taken from the American Grocer of May 10, 1899, under the head of "Genuine Progress":
     "In these days of trusts and combinatlons it is pleasing to learn of a genuinely progressive step by a representative concern in an important line of business. The first organization of Gail Borden's valuable invention took the title or Borden's Condensed Milk Company, and some years later a new organization was formed to take its place, which has been long and favorably known as the New York Condensed Milk Company. The Civil War precipitated upon the company very heavy demands for is product and the northern armies were supplied as extensively as manufacturing facilities woould permit. It was a happy day when the Southern soldiers lucky enough to get access to a Union supply train and thereby obtain what was eagerly sought for by all the soldiers, namely Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed milk.
   "During the late war with Spain, among the first food supplies to follow the American troops, whether in Cuba, Porto Rico or the Phllippines. was Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, and the Red Cross outfit was not considered complete without a liberal stock of the Eagle Brand Condensed Milk and Peerless Brand Evaporated Cream. These popular brands of milk have been the standby of the day and the most valuable food products which the soldier in the held or the sailor at sea can obtain. Since the days of Dr. Kane all the exploring parties and expeditions have deemed their most important item of food to be taken with them the Eagle Brand Condensed Milk. Lleut. Peary only recently  testified very highly of its value, and his prsent expedition was well supplied with this indispensable article of food.
   During the forty years of constantly increasing business the methods of the company have commanded not only the hightest respect of the jobers, retailers and consumers, but of its competitors as well. The fame of the Gail Borden Eagle Brand has become world-wide, and  represents the highest standard in this line of goods.   We are pleased to observe the aggressive reorganization of the company under the title of Borden's Condensed Milk Company, capital $20,000,000. This entire amount of stock was taken by the stockholders of the old company, except a portion which was set aside to be sold to some of the prominent and most valued employes or the company. The increased capital insures the company being able to take care of its business upon a scale of confident expectation that has always placed this concern so far in advance of its competitors.
   "Constant additions to its manufacturing facilities have been made year by year to keep pace with the increasing demand. New factories have been added, until now the company operates fifteen, among which are some that outrank in size, capacity and actual product manufactured therein any other plants of similar nature in the world.
   "We are sincerely pleased to note that the reorganization is formed on broad-minded lines, and that the management will remain as heretofore.  We congratulate it upon its past success and well-earned reputation for energy, integrity and discretion. A concern which transacts its business on the lines which have been followed by the New York Condensed Milk Company during its history deserves unqualified success, and as policy will surely win, and profitably to all concerned jobbers, retailers and consumers, as well as the army of men which it employs."."

3U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles 1861-1865. "Name: Henry L Borden
Rank at enlistment: Corporal
State Served: Texas
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Texas 35th Cavalry Regiment.
Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records."

4U.S. Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890. "Name: Dennis J. Blakely Master 24 Wisconsin Infantry
Spouse's Name: Retta Borden
Event Date: 1890
Event Place: 2nd Ward, St Clair, Michigan, United States." Note: Entry of Henry L. Borden crossed out. Retta was registering as widow of Dennis but was married to Henry.

51870 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MHP2-B1S, 20 Jun 1870. "Borden, H.L. 40 MW Farmer Texas
------, Jenny 26 FW Keeping house Kentucky
------, W.C. 2 MW Texas." Image.

61880 U.S. Census, T9_218 FHF 1254218 pg 283.4000, 7 Jun 1880. "Borden, H. Lee wm 48 M Superintendent core drinking lab Texas Connecticut Mississippi
-------, Laura J WF 35 wife keeping house Texas Tennessee North Carolina
Johnson, Sidney WM 15 stepson at school Texas Tennessee Texas
George, Mary WF 28 sister-in-law at home Texas Tennessee North Carolina."


Marietta Borden

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41973783. Image.