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27 Jun 1907

Mathew A. Hogan Died Last Friday

Mathew A. Hogan passed peacefully away at his home in this city at one o’clock Friday afternoon, June 21st of that dreaded disease consumption.  The deceased had been gradually failing for the past few months and while his friends knew that there was no hope for him, he had hope he was going to get well until the very day that he died, when friends told him that there was no hope and if we wished to make any requests he should do so.  He stated that he wished to be buried in Appleton and then seemed to go to sleep from which there was no awakening.

Mathew A. Hogan was born in New Jersey 38 years ago and moved to Appleton when young, with his parents.  He lived there until he was a young man.  He kept books for the Kimberly Paper Co. at Neenah for about five years before coming here.  He was head book-keeper for the Wolf River Fiber & Paper Co. for the last four and a half years.  He was a very faithful and careful employee and greatly liked by all.  Last January he had to give up work on account of his health and he was planning on going south for the winter which he believed would help him.  Mr. Hogan was of quiet disposition and made many friends by his genial and pleasant manner.  He was a member of the Shawano Assembly E.F.U. and also carried insurances in an old line company.

The deceased leaves a wife and two children.  Ruth and an infant son besides his mother, brothers and sisters.  Mrs. Hogan has been very sick for several months but is now gaining rapidly.  Much sympathy is extended to her and the little ones in this sad hour.

The remains were taken to Appleton Saturday morning and the funeral held Sunday afternoon.  Messrs. H, Boyle, Herman Naber, E. Slagle and Paul Drewsen went down to attend the funeral.  Many beautiful floral offerings were sent by friends from here.  Mr. Boyle was one of the pall bearers.

As Mr. Hogan sold his home in the spring, no doubt Mrs. Hogan and the children will make their home with her parents in Appleton for the present.  It seems very sad for one to be taken away in the prime of life when he was getting a nice start and everything looked bright for him.