Obit: McGrogan, John (1848 - 1924)

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----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06/12/1924

McGrogan, John (5 NOV 1848 - 4 JUN 1924)

John McGrogan, one of the oldest residents of the village of Thorp, Clark County, Wis., died at his home here on Wednesday evening, June 4, 1924. Mr. McGrogan had been trouble with asthma for many years past, his condition gradually getting worse until the end. For the past two winter seasons he was confined to the house. Deceased came to Thorp in 1881, taking a contract for clearing the eighty acres of land in the west part of the village, after which he started a dray line and livery business, which he carried on for many years. He was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 5, 1848, the son of James McGrogan, a native of County Antrim, Ireland. At the age of twenty-three years he came to Wrightstown, Wis., and a year later came to Dorchester, Clark County. Mr. McGrogan was married on May 12, 1873 to Margaret Finnegan at Wrightstown. To this union six children were born, five of who are still living, Agnes A., dying in infancy. The mother died Jan. 22, 1885, and in July following, Mr. McGrogan was again married to Honora Sullivan of Wrightstown, who also passed away a few years later. Several years ago he again married, Miss Bessie Kenney of Thorp, who survive him, being the bride. Deceased was an exemplary citizen and a friend to all.

He leaves to mourn, his faithful wife and five children, Mrs. Mary Grogan of Milwaukee, , W. J. McGrogan of Wis. Rapids, Mrs. F. A. Newberger of Stevens Point, Mrs. P. M. Peterson of Bemidji, Minn., and Miss Mattie of California, all of who were present at the funeral except Miss Mattie. Also one brother, James McGrogan of Toronto, Canada, and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Cannon of Conn, Ontario.

The funeral service, which was largely attended, was held on Saturday morning last at St. Bernard's Church, Father Neises officiating, interment following in the Catholic Cemetery.



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