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James W. Hogle (1812-1872)
Bay City construction contractor, built many of city's early structures.

1883 biography. - Added May, 2010.

History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883


James W. Hogle was born in Orleans County, Vermont, December 7, 1812, and was married to Mary L. Dixon in 1840. In 1856 he moved to Illinois, and from there to Michigan in 1865. From that time he resided in and near Bay City until his death. He united with the order of Odd Fellows in 1856 and with Bay Lodge No. 104, in 1872. During his life, by honest industry, he acquired a handsome property. He died March 15, 1872, leaving a wife and three children, one son who is in business on Center St., Bay City, and two daughters, married and living in Indiana. His widow, since his death, has taken entire charge of the four toll gates on the Bay City, Watrousville and Vassar plank road, which was owned by her husband at the time of his death.

Additional Notes.

  • From their son, James S. bio, James W. and Mary L. settled in Portsmouth Township, Bay Co., and the father began a diary business in 1866. (Link to bio. in righthand column.)
  • James W. and Mary L. are buried on a family plot at Pine Ridge Cemetery, in Bay City.
  • The plank road mentioned is known today as Tuscola Road.
Related Note & Pages

James W. Hogle

Related Pages:
Hogle, James S. (son)
Pine Ridge Cemetery
People Referenced
Dixon, Mary L. (wife)
Hogle, James S. (son)
Hogle, James W. (subject)
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Bay County, MI
Dairy business
Orleans County, VT
Pine Ridge Cemetery
Tuscola plank road
Vassar, MI
Watrousville, MI
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.