|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1897|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 1980|
W.B. was his most common salutation, and to be precise he was born in Indian Territory long before Oklahoma statehood.
He was my maternal Grandfather. I think he was difficult to like. I never saw him be mean to his grandchildren, but he wasn't affectionate or playful or even very attentive. His world revolved around him, and he wasn't easily distracted by anyone else's interests or concerns.
All that said, he wasn't unlikeable; he just didn't give much to hang on to.
He was very well educated for his time. He told me that he had a MS in geophysics. He was an oilman, who rubbed shoulders with all the great oilmen of the 20th century in Texas. He was a member of the Petroleum Club in downtown Dallas. Can we say exclusive? He was pretty pompous; but he let himself be known just enough for me to know he put his pants on one leg at a time, just like everyone else.
He worked a long time. After a long full time career, he worked as a consultant for oil well drillers, reading seismographs and recommending where to drill.
After my Grandmother, Willie, died in 1969, W.B. remarried about a year later, completely infuriating his two daughters. He married a long time friend of Willie's, whose husband had died prior to 1969, I believe. Here's the bad part. I can't remember her whole name. Her given name was Elizabeth, and she was a very sweet woman. My Grandfather wa 72, when he remarried, and lived until he was about 81. He continued to work for most of those years. The marriage was one of convenience, in my eyes, although I'm sure they were comfortable and happy with each other. They did not share a bedroom, how much of that was due to W.B.'s horrendous snoring, I don't know.
W.B.'s first born grandson received his name, Bryan, as his middle name.
I remember him with fondness, there was the occasional trip to a private stocked lake for some fishing (I hated fishing then and I hate it now). However, I wonder if any of his other grandchildren ever think of him. Of the 7 grandchildren, only 3 grew up in Dallas near him. The other 4 lived out of town. Both of his daughters are deceased as of 2010. He had no sons. The Hogg name in my family line ended with his daughters, but we've traced male Hoggs, Hoges, Hogues, Haigs, and so without a break on back to the 900's A.D.
Joseph Valentine Hogg (1871 - 1950)
Daisy Bell Johnson Hogg (1877 - 1963)
Willie Love Owens Hogg (1895 - 1969)
William Bryan Hogg (1897 - 1980)
Barbara C Hopping (1908 - 1977)*
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Created by: Steve Burton
Record added: Aug 16, 2013
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