From the Dallas Morning News, September 27, 1957. Thomas Hogan was a son of John and Bridget:


Midland, Texas, Sept 26 (AP) -- T. S. Hogan, 87, early day Midland oil man, builder and developer, and former Secretary of State and State Senator of Montana, died Wednesday in Los Angeles, California. Hogan, often referred to as "Mr. Midland" and "Midland's Living Legend", has made Lubbock his legal residence for years, although spending much time on the west coast. He was born Dec. 23, 1869, at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Coming to Midland in 1925, he was one of the first men to visualize the then-small ranch town as the headquarters of the West Texas oil industry that it is today. His first big West Texas oil deal was the sale of the 74,000-acre John T. McElroy Ranch in Crane and Upton Counties to Franco-Wyoming Co. for $3,000,000. He later erected the 12-story Hogan Building (now Petroleum-Shell Building) completed in 1929 as Midland's first skyscraper.

He served as Montana Secretary of State in 1896, and was elected state senator in 1910. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in El Paso. Survivors include a son, Fred T. Hogan, Midland; four daughters, Mary T. Hogan and Mrs. Helen Veitch, both of Lubbock; Mrs. Ruth Schattenberg, El Paso, and Mrs. Maureen Dayton, Hachita, N.M.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


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