Theodore Hogan death article 20 March 1918 Pittston Gazzette, Page 1
THEODORE HOGAN. PROMINENT COAL DIED TODAY Theodore A. Hogan, aged 45 years, one of PiUston's best known residents, residents, died suddenly this morning at three o'clock at the family home, No. 288 t'ou - th 'Main street. llh.o growth of a goitre, coupled with complications, complications, caused his - death. Only immediate immediate friends and relatives were aware of his serious illness anil his passing, which was entirely unexpected, unexpected, brought sorrow to the heart of family members, relatives and hundreds hundreds of acquaintances in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at nine o'clock. A requiem high mass will be sung in St. John's church at !':30 o'clock, and interment will be in the family plot in St. Mary's cemetery, cemetery, Avoca. Mr. Hogan. who for many years was identified with the coal industry, returned returned home last week from a business business trip to New 'fork City, suffering from a heavy cold and throat trouble. Since last Tuesday he had been confined confined to his home. While his condition condition had been serious for the past few days, there was no indication that death was near at hand, and the family family members had arranged for an operation operation to take place today. During the early hours this morning he suffered suffered a relapse and passed peacefully away. About two years ago Mr. Hogan Hogan submitted to an operation for the renvova! of a goitre, and he never fully regaoned his form?r strength. Mr. Hogan was born in Avoca. a son of John and Ellen Hogan, early residents residents of that town, both of whom have gone to their reward. He was united in marriage to Miss Kathryn Moore, of Avoca. A few years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Hogan moved to this city, taking - up their residence tin South Main street, where they have lived for the past 10 years. No business limn in Upper Luzerne county was better known than Mr. Hogan. Several years ago he resigned resigned his position as mine superintendent at the Keystone colliery, Traders' Coal Co., to take a similar position v - itli the Reliance Coal Company, of Upper Pittston. Later he became a member of the Hogan and White Cdal Company and (fonducted mining operations operations in the upper end of the city. He conducted a cigar store in the Eagle Hotel building, nn North Main street, for a few years, and was also the proprietor of a confectionery store at 2SR South Main street. Following, Following, his illness a few years ago Mr. Hogan took a pusition as salesman for the 1. C. - - . from which lm retired to conduct the business of buying and selling coal. He was very successful as a coal salesman and only last week had arranged for a large coal purchase witi. a New York firm, when he was stricken ill before lie was able to consummate the deal. Mr. Hogan was a. notable figure in Pittston. He Had a pleasing person - I ality :ftid was cheerful in all of his dealings. He was deeply attached to his wife and children and to them his loss will :. deeply felt. He was a charter member of .t - ho Knights of Columbus and was nlso member of the C. M. B. A. and the Holy Namo Society. He U survived by his widow and the following children; Mrs. Call Gal - MAN Lenroot and Davies backers took satisfaction in pointing out that the local pro - war vote of Lenroot and the two Democratic candidates in the 600 precincts counted exceeded by approximately approximately 10. 000 the combined votes of Thompson and Berger in the same precincts. The pro - war vote, .".' - cording to these fig - tires, was 45.243. while the vote of Berger and Thompson which the Lenroot leaders said represented fairly well the anti - war sentiment totalled totalled 1 7,673. MORE BOOKS ARE NEEDED We are not yet awake. Our soldier and sailor boys are eager for them. Shall we fail in rendering them such a slight service through indifference indifference or selfishness? Mrs. Alice Hegan Rice made a. request for books for a base hospital, which met with a generous generous response. The books were well selected. "We carried them in baskets baskets frohi bed to bed, letting the men select, what they liked," she said. "I wish you could have seen the eagerness eagerness with which they were received." When wc left, only five books remained remained on the table and the two wards presented a picture that 'would have amused you. 10 very soldier who was able to sit up was absorbed in his particular particular volume." We must face the fact that our own boys are not going to be immune from wounds and shell shock. If you wish to help them in their weary hospital hospital days, and in their convalescence, you can reach them best through the medium of some good book. Look over your book shelves, pick out such volumes - as you think would interest the boy yui know 'the best, and send them on their way through our Library. Library. That will be doing your bit for this week. One kilted Scot in Montreal visited a library and was keenly disappointed that "Some wee poems o' Bobbie Burns" were not forthcoming. Will not some Pittston Scot donate the "Wee Poems'' for the box our town will contribute? To help win the war and to help in the great work of reconstruction after the war are the two great objects before before us. The camp Libraries contribute contribute their share to both these ends. They help to keep the man more fit physic - ally, mentilly, and spiritually, and prepare such as shall be spared, for greater usefulness after the war. Good reading has helped to keep many a soldier up to his highest level. Tt was aided in the recovery of many a wounded man. It has helped to keep him cheerful, and to send him back to the firing line and renewed determination to win, or die gravely in the attempt. Are ve going to fail in do - ins our part to this end? G10N. WOOD'S SON J'lltVATE Boston, Maw.. March 20. OtU C. Woods, son of Major General Leonard Wood, is a private in the United t - f.,,.u tnrir... srnn.l ..,.ln ic v, - t yet 21, was a sophomore at Harvard. ir - ..ill 1a.... er. r. - .. t - ir..... v - i(f wilt itrat - t,,i rtit fMtt;tiiti, J. Saturday to begin training. Read the Gazette ana Keep Pisted lah - m, John, of the lT. S. Navy, Cecelia and lOvelvn, at home, also two sisters. Airs. James MeNulty, of Buffalo, and Mrs. AVilliam Stortz, of Detroit. John Hng.iri. of Avoca, a brother of Mi. Hoy:! it, passed aw.iy a few year:' ago. i I I I ! ; !