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NOTE: This page has been adapted for the Website from Donald Coburn’s My Line. Use of the first person is in relation to Donald and not the webmaster/author of the site. Subscript index numbers (ex. Moses4) refer to generations after the family’s arrival in North America. Edward Colborne being generation 1.


ESTELLA8 COBURN (Charles7, David6, David5, Moses4, Moses3, Joseph2, Edward1) b. 25 Nov. 1882 d. 1963 daughter of Charles’ J. Coburn and Elizabeth (Yerxa) Coburn m. Sept. 1910 Stanley Rogers b. 9 May 1883 d. Feb. 1948 son of William Rogers and Elizabeth (Tait) Rogers.

Estella, called Teddy by her family and early friends, was born at Keswick Ridge and attended Provincial Normal School class of 1903. She taught in various country schools including Kingsclear and Hanwell. She married Stanley Rogers in 1910. Stanley was born in Fredericksburg and went to school in Stanley, N.B. and business college in Harrisburg, Pa.

Stella Coburn
Back row: Mildred d/o Vern Rogers, Elizabeth (Yerxa) Coburn,
Stella8 (Coburn) and Stanley Rogers, Laura8 (Coburn) Walker
and Minnie (Powers) Rogers (Mrs. Verne).
Middle row: Betty Walker, Jean and Ralph c/o Stanley and Stella.
Bottow row: Ethel Rogers d/o Verne, Lawrence Barkhouse,
Margaret Rogers, d/o Stanley, Verna Rogers d/o Verne, Ruth Rogers
d/o Stanley, Albert Rogers s/o Verne.
Taken at 178 Aberdeen St. Fredericton, N. B. before departure in 1920
of Stanley Rogers family for the West

The Rogers resided in Fredericton most of the next ten years with a short period in Hanwell, 1917-1919.

In Fredericton, Stanley was in the furniture business with his uncle Howard Rogers. In the summer of 1920, the couple with their four children travelled by train to Alberta where they settled on a farm near the town of Mix. By 1924 there had been four straight years of crop failure. Stanley returned to N.B. and worked with his brother, Roland, in the Rogers Bakery in Woodstock for a year. Stella and five children (Douglas was born in1921) lived in Stettler, Alberta for that year; then in July, 1925 they also returned to New Brusnwick, living in Woodstock until June 1926. At that time Stanley settled his family of six children (David born in May 1926) in a home in St. Stephen, N.B. and began the Rogers Bakery in that town. It was here that all six children graduated from St. Stephen High School. Stanley operated the wholesale bakery business until his death inF ebruary 1948. Stella continued living in St. Stephen. Daughter Jean and her husband Stanley Smythe returned to St. Stephen to carry on the bakery business which they operated until 1971, 45 years in all.

Stella (Coburn) Rogers died in 1963, aged eighty years.