A Lad of the O'Friels - Francis Herbert Hogan

Francis Herbert Hogan


Francis Herbert Hogan (1897-unknown)

Francis Herbert Hogan was born in 15 April 1897 in Moncton, New Brunswick. A record of his baptismal, from St. Bernard's Parish, dated 25 April 1897, can be found in the Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection). It lists his parents as Frank Hogan and Ida Larissey (sometimes spelled Larracey), with Annie and Thomas Hogan acting as witnesses. However, all following census records list Francis' mother as Margaret and by all accounts it appears that Ida and Margaret are the same person.

Just after Francis was born, he and his family moved to the U.S. They lived there between 1897 and 1910, in Boston. The 1901 Census has Margaret back to Canada with her two sons, Francis and Thomas. The three of them are living in Moncton with Margaret's extended family, William and Alice Larracey (likely aunt and uncle).

Francis' father, Michael “Frank", stayed in the U.S. working as a Rail Road Conductor. In 1910, the whole family was living together in Boston, and by 1911, they were all back in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Francis had four younger siblings, Thomas Leo, Ethel, Mary Josephine and Ralph Bernard. According to the 1910 U.S. Census, another child was born [sometime after 1900] but died as an infant and/or youth.

In 1920, Francis decided to work back in the United States. His border crossing document dated 8 March 1920, indicates that Francis intended to work permanently in the U.S. He was heading to work in the Traffic Department at the Rail Road in Philadelphia.

Something must have occurred to change his mind, since the next year in 1921, Francis was 24 years old and lodging in Kapuskasing, Ontario. He was involved in the development of the first pulp mill in Kapuskasing with the new Spruce Falls Company Ltd. His occupation is listed as traffic clerk. This is the last information found on Francis Herbert Hogan.

In the UPEI Provenance Collection, the book A Lad of the O'Friels, by Seumas MacManus was owned by Francis Hogan. A request is handwritten on the inside cover:

Please return to Francis Herbert Hogan. 321 Archibald St., Moncton N.B.

It would appear, someone did not follow this request.


1900 United States Federal Census. Census Place: Boston Ward 24, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 687; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 1521; FHL microfilm: 1240687

1901 Census of Canada. Census Place: Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick; Page: 5; Family No: 37.

1910 United States Federal Census. Census Place: Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_622; Page: 32A; Enumeration District: 1558; FHL microfilm: 1374635

1911 Census of Canada. Census Place: 45 - Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick; Page: 2; Family No: 16.

1921 Census of Canada. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 88; Census Place: Temiskaming, Ontario; Page Number: 12.

Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1757-1946. Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.

Records of Aliens Pre-Examined at Saint John, New Brunswick, Prior to Admission at the U.S.-Canada Border, compiled ca. 1917 - ca. 1942; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A3450; NAI Number: 3931198; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85

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