The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1929
OBITUARY - R. I. HOGUE.
Robert Irwin and Nancy Joanna (FOSTER) HOUGE
Robert Irwin HOGUE was born September 13, 1846, in Butler county, Ohio, and passed away at his home in Tingley, Iowa,
Sabbath evening, February 3, 1929, aged 82 years, four months and 20 days.
He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Joanna FOSTER in Warren county, Illinois, on February 20, 1873. She passed away
March 25, 1916. To this union were born eight children, all living except the eldest son, Alonzo F., who passed away October
4, 1876. They are John A., of River Falls, Wis.; Marton I., Tarkio, Mo.; Harold C., Hutchinson, Kan.; Bertha W., Mrs. Ethel
ALEXANDER, Robert G. and Hugh W., of Tingley.
The family came from Illinois to Ringgold county in 1879 and resided on a
farm south of Mount Ayr until 1893 when they moved near Tingley and have since resided in and near here.
Mr. HOGUE was the youngest of the five brothers, who served during the civil war. He enlisted in Co. 1, 50th Illinois
Infantry and served for 18 months or until the close of the war.
He united with the United Presbyterian church in early
manhood and was a faithful member. He was a regular attendant at the church services as long as his health permitted,
going many years when he could hear but very little of the sermon as he was quite hard of hearing. He was very patient
during his long illness.
Mr. HOGUE is the last of a family of eleven children. His youngest brother, Joseph M., passed
away January 16, 1928, at Albany, Mo.
Besides his children he leaves seven grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the U.P. church in charge of his pastor, Rev. C. G. McKNIGHT.
Interment was made in the Tingley cemetery by the side of his wife.
Among the floral offerings was a beautiful pillow
from the Tingley business men.
The Tingley Vindicator
February 7, 1929
OBITUARY - ROBERT IRWIN HOGUE
Robert Irwin Hoge (sic) was born Sept. 13, 1846 in Butler County, Ohio and passed away at his home in Tingley, Iowa,
Sabbath evening Feb. 3, 1929, aged 82 years, 4 months and 20 days.
He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Joanna FOSTER in Warren County, Ill. on Feb. 20, 1873. She passed away March 25,
1916. To this union were born 8 children, all living except the eldest son, Alonzo F. who passed away Oct. 4, 1876. The
rest of the children are John A. of River Falls, Wisconsin; Martin I. of Tarkio, Missouri; Harold C. of Hutchison,
Kansas; Bertha W., Mrs. Ethel ALEXANDER, Robert G., and Hugh W. of Tingley.
The family came from Ill. to Ringgold County in 1879 and resided on a farm south of Mt. Ayr until 1893 when they moved
near Tingley and have since resided in and near here.
Mr. HOGUE was the youngest of the five brothers who served during the Civil War. He inlisted (sic) in Company I, 50th
Illinois infantry for 18 months or until the close of the war.
He united with the United Presbyterian church in early manhood and was a faithful member.
Mr. HOGUE is the last of a family of 11 children. His youngest brother, Joseph M. passed away Jan. 16, 1928 at Albany,
NOTE: Robert served as a foot soldier with Company I of the 50th Illinois Infantry, taking part in General
SHERMAN's March to the Sea. It is noted on page 574 of The History of the Fiftieth Illinois Infantry:
". . . little 'Bob. Wha,' as we called R. J. (sic) HOGUE, always ready for duty and for grub. His nickname was given him
at Moreysville, Ala.; while on picket one night and sleeping along a rail fence Bob. dreamed he saw a coon on the fence
and raised up yelling out 'wha, wha, rack coon.' He now lives in Tingley, Iowa."
NOTE: Nancy "JoAnna" (FOSTER), wife of Robert Irwin HOGUE, was born on March 16, 1853, and died
on March 25, 1916. Robert Glenn, son of Nancy "JoAnna" (FOSTER) and Robert Irwin HOGUE, was born on May 2, 1889, and
died on April 11, 1960 with interment at Tingley Cemetery.
-WPA Graves Survey
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