CHARLES H. HOGAN GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Independence Daily Reporter, Wednesday Evening, January 24, 1906:
Charles H. Hogan was born in Martinsville, Ohio, Dec., 1, 1837. When a young man he moved to Lexington, Ky., and there married Miss Lizzie Hogan, March 28, 1861.
In 1863 he enlisted in Co. A Eighty-ninth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry, and served 16 months. In the bloody struggle at Chickamunga he was wounded and lost his left leg at the knee. After his recovery he was dismissed from the service on account of disability. He removed to Ft. Scott, Kan., in 1870 but came to Independence in 1876, where he has since lived.
He served several years as justice of the peace and one term as probate judge and deputy for H. D. Terrell during two terms. He had been a member of McPherson Post G. A. R. for about 30 years. He was the father of seven children only three of whom are living; Elmer, who is a stenographer and lives in Louisville, Ky., Edward, who is superintendent of the Cerro de Paseo railroad in Peru, South America, and Clyde, who is agent for the Frisco at Helena, Ok.
Mr. Hogan was very quiet and reserved in his disposition, but warm and genial with his friends, and he had many.
Mr. Hogan was in his 69th year, and while he never made a profession of religion he had a supreme regard for the teachings of the Master and sought and practiced those virtues that honored and made true manhood.
He was sick only two weeks, but seemed to realize that his time had come and bravely met the destiny that awaits all mankind. Mrs. Hogan and Clyde were the only members of the family present at his death.
He will be buried by the Post and the funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Ferrell at the residence on South Sixth street at 10 a.m. Thursday morning. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas