|Birth: ||Sep. 24, 1880|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 1952|
MN Death Index:
Name: John Sebastion Grogan
Death Date: 22 Oct 1952
Death County: Wadena
State file number: 016940
Certificate Number: 016940
Certificate Year: 1952
Record Number: 1196523
Excerpts from Dr. Grogan's obituary:
Final rites held at St. Ann's Church.
John Grogan was born and raised in Streator, Ill. He grew up playing baseball and was enduced to play for Knox University, but while there he played football and his most outstanding play was in a game against the Univ. of Ill. where he drop kicked a field goal from 55 yards out. He graduated from Knox Univ. in 1904 and accepted a coaching position at Fargo College and later the Univ. of ID. At age 29 he decided to pursuit his childhood dream of becoming a physician and left coaching to enter Northwestern Univ. In 1914 he graduated from Northwestern and move to Kenmare, N.D. (where his father had passed away in 1903) where he set up practice. He met his wife Magna Olive Melby superintendent of nurses at the local hospital. They married on Nov. 9, 1916 and through this marriage a team was formed.
The young couple left Kenmare and set up practice in Flaxton, N.D. where they remained for the next 9 years. In Dec. 1925, the couple came to Wadena, and the doctor joined the staff at the Wadena Clinic and for the next 22 years practiced medicine.
In 1948 Dr. Grogan left the clinic to retire, but he felt he was too young to make it a complete retirement. He joined the Red Cross Mobile unit during the early summer of 1951. He traveled throughout Minn. until late in July of this year while the unit was at Madison (Minn.) Dr. Grogan was stricken with a heart attack and had to leave the unit. He never fully recovered and had several more small attacks until Oct. 22 at 10 A.M. he had one final attack. and passed away.
One of Dr. Grogan's most remembered contributions to the town of Wadena was the landscaping of the local school and athletic fields. This has become a living memorial to him.
Left to mourn his passing are his widow, two daughters, and a son. Mr. Robert Hight (Helen) of Dover, Mass. Mrs Robert Weber (Joan) of Buffalo, N.Y., and Dr. John M. Grogan of Denver, CO. There are three grandchildren. Brothers and sister left are Dr. Edward Grogan of Galesburg, Ill., Patrick Grogan of Joliet, Ill., Hugh Grogan of Los Angeles, CA. and Della Grogan of Streator, Ill.
John Grogan (1849 - 1903)
Sabina Branan Brennan Grogan (1851 - 1927)
Magna Olive Melby Grogan (1885 - 1963)
John Melby Grogan (1918 - 2005)*
Anthony B. Grogan (1875 - 1923)*
John Sebastion Grogan (1880 - 1952)
Hugh Bartholomew Grogan (1892 - 1968)*
Plot: RL, Lot 68
Maintained by: Linda Weaver
Originally Created by: Jim Childers
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73638934