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John Grogan
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Birth: Jun., 1849
County Cork, Ireland
Death: Jan., 1903
Ward County
North Dakota, USA

Died in coal mine accident. His obituary has him born in County Mayo.
The date of the obituary is Jan. 10, 1903, and states that his wife received the telegram at 6 PM the night before.

...from Streator Free Press Daily
Saturday, January 10, 1903, page 01
Probably The Victim of Mine Accident.
Was Working in a Shaft at Kenmare, N. D.---Father of Knox College Football Player.
Mrs. John Grogan received a telegram last night about 6 o'clock from her son, Anthony, Ad Kenmare, N.D., stating that her husband was dead and saying that he and his uncle, also, named Anthony Grogan would leave for Streator tonight with the remains.
Although no particulars of the death of Mr. Grogan have yet been obtained it is though likely that he was killed in a mine. Last September he and his son, Anthony, went to Kenmare to take up a land claim, Mr. Grogan's brother following a month later. The man now dead had been a miner in Streator and he secured work in that capacity at a mine in Kenmare, the son being employed as a "topman" at the same place.
Mr. Grogan was about 56 years of age. He was born in the County Mayo, Ireland and in early manhood was married to Sabina Branan. In 1872 or thereabout? the husband came to the United States and found employment on a farm in Eagle township, he being joined about a year later by his wife and their son, Martin the only child of the couple who was born in the Emerald Isle.
Mr. Grogan and family made their residence in Eagle township until 1887, when they moved to Streator to give the children the advantages which the city afforded in an educational way, the? husband and father finding employment in the mines.
There were born? to Mr. and Mrs. Grogan thirteen children, of whom are surviving ten, Anthony, Kenmare, N. Dak.; Thomas and Patrick, of Streator; John, who is a student at Knox College, Galesburg; Delia? of Chicago; Nellie, Joseph, James, Edward and Hugh of this city.
The first born of the children, Martha died in 1896?? in Sioux City, Iowa, through which, ????? he was ?????. A daughter Mary passed away in Eagle township at the age of ??? and a third child died in the ..... ..... at birth.
Mrs. Bridget Grogan, mother of .... well into.....seventies?....made her home for a number of years with her son at ??? West Stanton street. Her husband John Grogan, father of the subject of this sketch, died in this city about seven years ago.
Besides the brother Anthony, of Kenmare, Mr. Grogan is survived by two other brothers, Martin and Thomas of Ireland, and a sister Mrs. John Finken?? of West Stanton street.
The decedent at the time of his death was a member of Division No. ???? Order of Hiberians? and when he left Streator, he also belonged to Local No. ??? U. M. W. of A., but......

Of the surviving children of the decedent the most widely known is John, the student at Knox college, who ?????? all round athlete and is one of the best football players in the United States.
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  John Grogan (____ - 1895)
  Bridget Tarpy Grogan (1825 - ____)
  Sabina Branan Brennan Grogan (1851 - 1927)
  Anthony B. Grogan (1875 - 1923)*
  John Sebastion Grogan (1880 - 1952)*
  Hugh Bartholomew Grogan (1892 - 1968)*
  Anthony Grogan (____ - 1925)*
  Mary Grogan (1846 - 1933)*
  John Grogan (1849 - 1903)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys Cemetery
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Obituary only
Created by: Joanie
Record added: Jan 21, 2012
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