From the Aberdeen Daily World, November 24, 1947:


                                   J. C. Hogan, Pioneer Attorney, Dies

Death came early this morning at a local hospital to John Carol Hogan, 84, widely-known pioneer attorney and early day newspaper publisher. A Harbor resident for 57 years, Hogan came here in 1890 from Wisconsin and established a law practice. During those early days, he worked nights in a mill and kept his office open during the days. He had to wait for two years before the first client came to the office, but it proved to be worth the wait. The first case was a damage suit against the Northern Pacific Railroad for J. S. Book, an early-day capitalist. Hogan won the suit.

                                     IDENTIFIED WITH LOGGING

Hogan was associated for some time with W. H. Abel in a law partnership and also published the Aberdeen Daily Sun which later became the Aberdeen World. He was identified closely with the logging industry in this area. He incorporated the first book and logging companies on the the Harbor and wrote many of the laws which still govern the industry. As a member of the State Legislature, Hogan wrote and directed laws defining the status of this state of second class cities under which Aberdeen was incorporated as a city of the second class. Born at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Hogan graduated from law school of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he held the long distance runner championship. He took his legal apprenticeship in the law firm of William Stafford who later became a United States Supreme Court Justice. Before leaving Wisconsin he established the Chippewa Bulletin.

                                        REGARDED AS A SCHOLAR

Student of nature, a lover of good books with a thorough knowledge of Shakespeare, Hogan was known among his many friends as a gentle, scholarly man. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, at the family home 602 North G Street; daughters, Mrs. Mary R. Ward, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Margaret Rosner, San Francisco and Atherton; Mrs. Kathryn Hogan, Aberdeen; grandchildren, John Acret Hogan of Aberdeen; Mary Acret Pengra, Seattle; Robert Burns Motherwell, New York; Mary Motherwell Bosschart, Mary Ward Miller and Montague Ward all of California; two brothers, Patrick R. Hogan, Aberdeen and Thomas S. Hogan of Texas and California, numerous nieces and nephews.

The body is at the Whiteside chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning at St. Mary's Catholic church with Rev. Michael O'Donnell officiating. The family has requested that no flowers be sent. Interment will be in the family plot at Fern Hill cemetery.

Services, however, will be concluded at the church.

Active pallbearers will be Fred Hulbert, Jr., Edward Hulbert, Giles Hogan, Gerald Hogan, Denton Fuller and Nelson Hyndman.

Honorary pallbearers will include Fred Hulbert, Sr., Clyde Pitchford, Ray Landberg, W. H. Abel, Harold Ward, Theodore B. Bruener, Dan McGillicuddy, R. M. Scroggs, J. J. Kaufman, Dr. L. L. Goodnow, Judge A. E. Graham, Judge J. M. Phillips, W. G. Fovargue, Gustav Strand, (cut off).

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