From the Aberdeen, WA Daily World, December 26, 1949. Patrick was a son of John and Bridget:

Death yesterday morning took Patrick R. Hogan, 92, widely-known retired Aberdeen lumberman.

Hogan, who would have observed his 93rd birthday on January 27, was active and in good health until about two weeks ago when he slipped on the porch steps at his home, 504 West Fifth street, and fractured his hip. He was taken to a local hospital following the accident and died there yesterday.

Born at Chippewa Falls, Wis., Hogan moved to Texas with his parents in 1877. The family returned to Wisconsin a few years later and Hogan, as a young man, entered the timber business at Duluth, Minn. He mined for a time in Idaho before coming to the Pacific coast and Grays Harbor in 1903.


Hogan built his home on West Fifth street at what was then -- early in the century -- the end of a cow trail. He sold the first timber to the Continental Timber company and to Rayonier Incorporated when those two firms first began operating on the Harbor. For about 20 years he operated a mill at Copalis Crossing with his sons.

He also played an important role in the development of the cranberry tracts at Westland and was one of the first to recognize that area as suitable for cranberry bogs.

He kept his interest in the progress of the community despite his advancing years and until his accident made frequent trips to town to keep in touch with his friends and to keep informed on the developments.

On Saturday afternoon, Hogan received a visit at the hospital from a group of little girls who live in his neighborhood. The children took him their wishes for a speedy recovery and gifts for Christmas.

Surviving are two sons, Gerald and Giles, both of Aberdeen; daughters, Mrs. Harriet Eveleth, Aberdeen, Mrs. Mildred Phillips and Mrs. Ima Schram, both of Portland, and Jeanette Altman, Hoquiam; one brother, Thomas Hogan, Los Angeles, and a number of grandchildren.

Hogan was a member of the Aberdeen Elks lodge and had been an Elk since 1895.


The body is at the Whiteside chapel. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning at St. Mary's Catholic church with Rev. Michael O'Donnell officiating. Interment will be in Fern Hill cemetery at the side of his wife who died in February, 1946.

Pallbearers will be eight grandsons -- Robert, James and Patrick Schram, John Phillips, Richard and John Hogan, Herbert Altman and Paul Eveleth.

A rosary service will be held at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the church.

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