Who was Robert Roy Rognes
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My name is Mary Lee Rogness; I was born in Iowa City Iowa. I am looking
on my father who died when I was 2.
His name is Robert Roy Rogness, born 02/15/1927, died 11/22/1963.He
married my Mother in 1957 in Iowa City Iowa.
I am getting
conflicting information as to what his parents names are. He would not talk
about his side of the family to my mother.He would get mad and change the
subject, every time she brought it up. He would only say he was born in
Gold Stone Montana and his mothers name was Rose. I ordered a birth
from Montana, and there was not one on file. I also ordered a birth
from Michigan and there was not one there either.He applied for his Social
Security Card in Rugby North Dakota on May 25,1954.
On his Social Security SS5 application it says:
He was born Big Rapids Michigan
Father: Robert John Rogness
Mother: Alice McKinzie
On his and my Mothers marriage certificate it says:
He was born Gold Stone Montana
Father: Gulleck Sven Rogness
Mother: Rose Swenson
My mother met my father in 1956 , they went to the First Church of the
were married up until he died in 1963. He left my mother with 3 kids , 2,4,
and 6 years old, and 8 months pregnant with a fourth.My youngest brother was
born 2 weeks after our dad died.
We drew death benefits from that SS# , so I know it is the correct one.
We lived at1205
S. Riverside Drive, Iowa City Iowa, up until he got to sick to work.
moved to 603 1st avenue, Iowa City Iowa. He was there 2 months then had
put in a nursing home, until he died. He died the same day as Kennedy was
I have been told (by my uncle of course), that he bought and sold guns.
he also told me this story:
My Dad and my grandfather were in a bar. After my dad
left ,a guy came up to my grandfather and told him "I knew Bob, when he
in California and had 4 kids.
My uncle also used to ride with my dad in the moving van (American Red
Ball), my dad
was always looking for a place that had Western Union services. Also , when
my father was in the hospital with the brain tumor that killed him, some
called our house looking for him, several times.
I do not know any of his family. If he has brothers or sisters.Where he
went to school.
My father used to write to the Government allot. My uncle was at our
house one day when
he got a reply from the White house. To a letter he had written,
saying "So and So" was worse than Hoffa". My uncle could not remember the
So and so's name.
I know nothing except that he was in or around Rugby ND in1954.
Rugby ND is walking distance from Canada and the border was not guarded
"Don't breed or buy , while thoes in rescue die."