Michael Rogers was born in Dublin City, Co Dublin, Ireland in mid-1885.
He appears on the 1901 Census of Ireland as a 15-year-old living at 31 Aughrim Street, Arran Quay near Dublin City Centre. A Roman Catholic, he is present with his mother Margaret, born 1855 and apparently a widow in 1901. Also at this address were his elder sisters: Mary (b. 1881) and Annie (b. 1883).
Michael would later move to England and was engaged to Mary Agnes Harris (b. 1893), a Winchester, Hampshire-native whose mother was also from Dublin: Michael's and Mary's parents were perhaps acquaintances. Michael appears on the 1911 Census of England as a "visitor" at 13 Greenhill Avenue, Winchester, the address of his fiancée Mary and her family. He gave his age as 23 and profession as a ship's steward; his fiancée was listed as a dressmaker.
When Michael signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 13 Greenhill Avenue, Winchester. His last ship had been the Olympic. As a saloon steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s. Also serving on the Titanic with him was his fiancée's younger brother Edward Mathew.
Michael Rogers and Edward Harris both died in the sinking. Their bodies, if recovered, were never identified.
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Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Gavin Bell, UK
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