Will Rogers ~ Cherokee

Published on August 16, 2011 by Aquarius

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Will Rogers
Will Rogers

Rogers was born on the Dog Iron Ranch in Indian Territory, near present-day Oologah, Oklahoma. The house he was born in had been built in 1875 and was known as the “White House on the Verdigris River.” His parents, Clement Vann Rogers (1839–1911) and Mary America Schrimsher (1838–1890), were both Cherokee, and Rogers himself was 9/32 (just over 1/4) Cherokee.
Rogers was an comedian, and actor and one of the best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s

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Will Rogers Details

Name:William Penn Adair Rogers
Birthday:Oologah, Oklahoma
Birth place:November 4, 1879
Ethnicity:Anglo, Cherokee

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