6991 Maple Street

Isaac Stewart Rogers was born in 1861 on a farm in what is now northeast Frisco. His parents came from Tennessee to Texas about 1847 as part of the Peters Colony, an empresario land grant from the Republic of Texas. He attended the Allen Academy and was taught by William Allen and began his study of medicine in 1882. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1886 and began his medical practice in Little Elm with

Dr. J. D. Carpenter who would become his brother-in-law. In 1902 when Frisco was established, Dr. Rogers moved his family and medical practice to the new town via a covered wagon. Dr. Rogers was Frisco’s first doctor and the first mayor when the town was incorporated in 1908. Country doctors were not specialized and handled all the needs of their patients such as: delivering babies, wading through mud to get to patients, dealing with typhoid, flu epidemics and enduring criticism when raising the price of delivering babies at home to $15. Rogers Elementary is named for Dr. I. S. Rogers. The home was built in 1916 and was the 2nd home of Dr. Rogers and where he lived until his death in 1933. “Who comes when we are in distress? The doctor.” Dr. Rogers always carried with him this line from a poem by Edgar A. Guest.