From the Chippewa Falls Daily Independent, Saturday, April 9, 1904:

Death of a Pioneer

John Hogan Passes Away Yesterday

John Hogan died yesterday morning after an illness of eight days. Mr. Hogan was born in the Parish of Clogheen, County Tipperary, Ireland about the year 1830, emigrated to America in 1848 landing in Boston, Mass., from there came to Ohio where he was married to Miss Bridget Ahearn from which union sprang nine children. The survivors are Mrs. James Sheehy, now in Texas; Mrs. Jackson Manning of this city; Patrick, Michael and John, of Aberdeen, Wash., and ex-Secretary of State of Montana Thomas Hogan of Butte, who was present at his death. He also leaves a brother and two sisters to mourn his loss, Michael Hogan, Mrs. Hannah Long and Mrs. J. B. Sullivan of this city. Mr. Hogan resided in the town of Tilden and followed farming. He divided his property among his sons and lived in this city up to the time of his death. Mr. Hogan was well known to all old residents of this county. He was {sic} as a stone mason by trade and worked at the business for years. He was a conscientious member of the Catholic church from which he will be buried on Monday morning.

Weather report on the day of John's death:


A Pelting Rain Yesterday -- Indications are More Cold

Long cold and disagreeable winter had another inning yesterday. A cold pelting rain as predicted covered this entire section. It was so cold at one time during the day that it looked as if the rain would turn to snow, which it did during the night.

In many places it was zero weather. It is having its effect upon trade and the farmer is beginning to feel that it was nearly time that he was allowed to go to work.