I recently received this very interesting letter from Joseph Kissane, who is a distant relative of Colonel William Kissane Rogers, second owner of Temelec Hall. Here is a link to the article that Mr. Kissane has very kindly shared with us. Please contact him if you have additional information about this fascinating man, or simply to thank him. Click on the link below to read the article, now with illustrations.
William Kissane Rogers Journal Version
To the Temelec Website: I came upon your newsletter as Temelec was witness to a significant part in the history of William Kissane Rogers, a man who is of great interest to me. While the articles in the newsletter related to William Kissane Rogers are largely accurate in representing his character, I would like to offer this article I prepared on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the man’s death. It is probably beyond the length that would be useful for your newsletter but it might be something to have if residents of the area are interested in the history of this remarkable person. I would also ask that you treat this article as my intellectual property, as I have invested a great deal of effort into the re-discovery of the life and times of William Kissane Rogers. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in this regard.
Sincerely, Joseph Kissane Chicago, IL