Delores Rodgers

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Delores Rodgers (1916-1984)

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1 Delores Rodgers

She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the daughter of John Thomas Rodgers and his wife Lillian "Lillie". John and Lillie also had a son Elmer born about 1913. John Rodgers died in 1932. Lillie died in 1974. Elmer, who became a Sealtest milk routeman was able to help his sister Delores complete her nursing training at Pittsburgh's Mercy Hospital. Soon after she started work at the hospital, she met her future husband Charles R "Chuck" Lynch, Jr.

Chuck born in 1917, the second of seven children, had grown up in Vandergrift, near Pittsburgh. His father was a chemist. Chuck went to the University of Pittsburgh where he studied business. After college he went to work as an accountant at the General Electric plant in Pittsburgh.

Delores married Chuck Lynch on Jan 11, 1942 at the Evangelical and Reformed Church in Vandergrift. They had two children: Jane Alda "Janie" Lynch born Oct 28, 1944 and Thomas John "TJ" Lynch born Aug 16, 1947.

Chuck retired from General Electric where he had been a top executive. He died Nov 5, 1983.

Thomas John Lynch married first Susie Sharp and had two children: John Lynch and Jim Lynch. He and Susie divorced and he then married Kathy, and they lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he was a dentist.

Delores was murdered along with her daughter Janie on July 22, 1984 at her home near Louisville, Kentucky.

Primary documentation (1)

  • World War I Draft Registration Card showing John Thomas Rodgers, born Aug 3, 1884, Machinist, Union Switch & Signal Company. Nearest relative Wife, Lillian Rogers of Wilkinsburg, PA. Blue eyes, brown hair. Registered Sep 12, 1918.
  • Kentucky Death Index showing "Charles R Lynch, age 66, resident of Oldham County, died in Oldham County, Nov 5, 1983."
  • Kentucky Death Index showing "Delores R Lynch, age 68, resident of Oldham County, died in Oldham County, Jul 22, 1984."
  • Kentucky Death Index showing "Jane Lynch, age 39, resident of Oldham County, died in Oldham County, Jul 22, 1984."

Secondary sources (1)

  • Bitter Blood:A True Story of Southern Farmily Pride, Madness and Multiple Murder, by Jerry Bledsoe. New American Library, Onyx Printing. Apr 1989. 573 pages.

2 John Thomas Rodgers

John Thomas Rodgers Jr was born Aug 3, 1884 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania to John T Rodgers and his wife Mary. He married Lillian "Lillie". He was a machinist. John and Lillie had two children: a son Elmer born about 1913, and Delores born in 1916. In 1920 they lived in Wilkinsburg with his parents, but by 1930 had moved to Pittsburgh. John Rodgers died in 1932. Lillie died in 1974.

Primary documentation (2)

  • 1910 Census of Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania showing John T Rodgers 56 b NY, Mary 55 b MD, John T Rodgers 25 son b PA, Lottie Washabaugh 28 daughter b PA, Charles Rodgers 21 son b PA, May Rodgers 15 daughter b PA, Oliver Washabaugh 30 son-in-law b PA, Mary E Washabaugh 6/12 granddaughter b PA
  • World War I Draft Registration Card showing John Thomas Rodgers, born Aug 3, 1884, Machinist, Union Switch & Signal Company. Nearest relative Wife, Lillian Rogers of Wilkinsburg, PA. Blue eyes, brown hair. Registered Sep 12, 1918.

Secondary sources (2)

  • Bitter Blood:A True Story of Southern Farmily Pride, Madness and Multiple Murder, by Jerry Bledsoe. New American Library, Onyx Printing. Apr 1989. 573 pages.

4 John Thomas Rodgers

John Thomas Rodgers was born about 1853/4 in New York or Massachusetts. He married Mary and they had at least four children: John Thomas Rodgers Jr, Lottie, Charles and May. In 1910 and 1920 the family lived in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Primary documentation (4)

  • 1910 Census of Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania showing John T Rodgers 56 b NY, Mary 55 b MD, John T Rodgers 25 son b PA, Lottie Washabaugh 28 daughter b PA, Charles Rodgers 21 son b PA, May Rodgers 15 daughter b PA, Oliver Washabaugh 30 son-in-law b PA, Mary E Washabaugh 6/12 granddaughter b PA
  • World War I Draft Registration Card showing John Thomas Rodgers, born Aug 3, 1884, Machinist, Union Switch & Signal Company. Nearest relative Wife, Lillian Rogers of Wilkinsburg, PA. Blue eyes, brown hair. Registered Sep 12, 1918.
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