Rogers family. | Tulane University Special Collections
James Mitchell Rogers (1877-1959), son of Michael A. Rogers, traced his genealogy to Thomas Rogers, who came to America on the Mayflower, but his forebears were born in Kilala, County of Mayo, Ireland. The family's time in New Orleans lasted from the coming of the great grandfather Patrick Rogers, who was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery in 1839 to James Mitchell Rogers who died in July 1959.
James Mitchell Rogers was a New Orleans commodity broker and his father was Michael Rogers. He had four sisters: Ida, Alice, Myra Clare, and Naomi. Myra Clare Rogers was a Newcomb College Professor of Latin. As a broker, James Mitchell Rogers dealt mainly in grains, hay, and flour. The Rogers family attended many balls and social events of the carnival krewes, including Rex, Comus, Consus, Falstaffians, Harlequins, Mithras, Mystic Club, and Momus.