|W. P. HOGARTY.|
W. P. Hogarty, resident
manager at Lovell of the plant of the Great Western Sugar Company and
thus actively identified with one of the most important productive
industries in this section of the state, was born in Greeley,
Colorado. on the 12th of November, 1872, and there began his
education in the public schools. After completing the course of
instruction there to be obtained he entered the State
Agricultural College at Fort Collins, Colorado. In 1894 he took up
the occupation of farming, which he followed until mo3, when he
became identified with the sugar industry as field man at the plant
at Loveland, Colorado. owned by the Great Western Sugar Company.
A year later he was made agricultural superintendent of the plant at
Longmont, Colorado. in which important
capacity he was employed until 1916, when he was sent to Lovell,
Wyoming, to superintend the construction of the plant at that
place and serve as resident manager after the building was completed
and the equipment installed. He is thoroughly familiar with the
various steps in the process of sugar refining and is therefore well
qualified for the onerous and responsible duties that now devolve
On January 25, 1899, Mr. Hogarty was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Schicketanz, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and to them has been born one son, Barry, who is attending the high school at Billings, Montana.
In his political views Mr. Hogarty is a stalwart republican and although not an office seeker keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day and is ever able to support his position by intelligent argument. He belongs to Windsor Lodge, No. 69, A. F. & A. M., of Windsor, Colorado; to Greeley Chapter, No. 13, R. A. M.; to Greeley Commandery, No. 1, K. T.; and to Colorado Consistory, No. 1, A. & A. S. R. He is also identified with El Jebel Temple, A. A. 0. N. M. S., of Denver, of which he is a life member. He likewise has membership in Longmont Lodge, No. 1055, B. P. 0. E.
His wife is a member of the Episcopal church. They have a wide and favorable acquaintance in Lovell, the hospitality of the best homes being freely accorded them, and Mr. Hogarty's worth as a business man and as a citizen is widely acknowledged. He belongs to that class who are most active in the up-building of the west, the spirit of enterprise and progress actuating him at every point in his career.