Mr. Richard James Rogers

Richard Rogers image credit:  Michael Poirier/The Evening Mail, 11 May 1915. Richard Rogers, 41, was editor of the Canadian publication, Jack Canuck, based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  He was traveling with a reporter of his, Ernest Cowper, who was going to the front as a war correspondent. On the day of the disaster, Rogers and Cowper were in discussion as Cowper was making his way to saloon class to interview "The Sage of East Aurora," Elbert Hubbard.  They then saw a conning tower about 1000 yards off and streak of white foam heading towards the Lusitania. Rogers did not survive the sinking.  In subsequent books about the disaster, he has been confused with Percy Rogers, also a publisher, who did survive. Contributors: Michael Poirier

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