Isabella, was born May 1, 1902 in Perth NB. She was the third daughter of James & Carrie MacPhail. Isabel received her early education at the Perth Academy and went on to Acadia University where she obtained her BA and teaching certificate in 1921She had met Dean Rogers at Acadia when she was just 18 and he was a young Major just returned from war. Isabel was a bright, beautiful and vivacious young woman with a zest for life and adventure. She played goal on the University women’s ice hockey team. She taught school in both New Brunswick and the State of Maine while Dean completed his studies at Harvard. Isabel took an active part in the community life of Pembroke and, like Dean, enjoyed the outdoors pursuits of hunting, fishing and skiing. So adventuresome was she that she went on a fishing trip to Radiant Lake in Algonquin Park on the 24th of May holiday in 1939. There are photographs of her perched on a log chute on the little Madawaska River dated May 31, 1939. The writer, her youngest son, was born in Pembroke on June 2, 1939! Isabel took a great interest in cultural and educational matters and served on, and chaired, the School Board for many years. She was instrumental in bringing Community Concerts and other theatrical productions to the town and was on the board of the Victorian Order of Nurses and various church women’s groups. She was superintendent of the Wesley United Church Sunday school for many years. She was a warm and loving, intelligent and stimulating woman, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, neighbor and citizen. Children of Carrie (MacPhail) & Dean Rogers: Dean MacPhail , David Page, , Gordon Hartt .
Courtesy: taken from Hart to Hartt book
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