The Lusk Herald
September 20, 1962
Eph Hogg, Area Resident Since 1896 Dies Sun.
Eph Hogg, 85, and a area resident for 66 years died Sunday from the infirmities of old age in the Manring Convalescing Home. Funeral services were held from the Peet Chapel Wednesday afternoon.
The Rev. James Davis of the Lusk Congregational Church, officiated at the funeral with four nephews, Mat Marchant, Jim Marchant, Stan Brewster, Byron Brewster and two grandnephews, Jack Marchant and Phillip Brewster serving as pallbearers.
A mixed quartet of Mrs. Ruth Thomas, Mrs. Mary Anne Griffith, Harry Lyon and Jim Willson sang two appropriate songs for this man that had spent his lifetime on the range - "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and "Home on the Range."
Ethan Allen Hogg was born in 1877 in West Virginia and came to Wyoming with his parents in 1896. His eldest brother, Will, had come to Wyoming six years earlier and wrote back such glowing accounts that Eph convinced his parents that the west was for them. In 1898, when Eph reached 21 he filed on a homestead along Lance Creek in what is now Niobrara County.
Lusk residents may well remember Eph as a pleasant, little old man that was a familiar site up and down Main Street, but the early day cowboys had quite a different picture of him. He was known as the toughest wrestler in the area and once the worse outlaw horse in that area was named "Eph".
Eph's first love was horse racing. He and his brothers had some of the finest horses in that area and even built a half-mile track on the H.O.G. ranch. The H.O.G. horses raced far and wide.
However, not all the H.O.G. horses were just for racing and many were sold to the Army at Ft. Robinson.
Eph never married and thus leaves no immediate family.
Grace Maxine Bancroft (November 23, 1908 - August 24, 1985)Everett Bird (April 28, 1897 - June 18, 1970)S. Berniece Bird (January 24, 1903 - April 18, 1995)Charles Logan Brewster (March 14, 1875 - November 15, 1959)John Byron Brewster (May 29, 1898 - May 2, 1980)John Logan Brewster (June 16, 1929 - March 15, 2013)Julia Inez Brewster (July 16, 1872 - September, 1959)Maybelle Karen Brewster (October 15, 1897 - February 23, 1966)Stan Van Lear Brewster (April 8, 1906 - May 3, 1978)Elmer John Brown (March 23, 1875 - February 4, 1943)John E. Brown (August 13, 1913 - February, 1976)Mary Elvira Brown (September 17, 1878 - October 3, 1943)Harriet Lucy Hogg (December 17, 1849 - November 1, 1904)James Blair Hogg (August 9, 1874 - September 2, 1941)John T. Hogg (January 22, 1844 - September 11, 1932)William Gilmer Hogg (December 17, 1870 - August 9, 1940)Inez Kelly (November 26, 1902 - August 15, 1975)Jack William Marchant (October 17, 1930 - August 16, 2008)James A. Marchant (June 5, 1908 - May 9, 1994)James Anthony Marchant (January 6, 1942 - January 30, 1982)James Madison Marchant (May 13, 1880 - February 5, 1962)Marjorie Mary Marchant (September 19, 1911 - March 16, 1994)Patrick Henry Marchant (January 28, 1911 - August 16, 1970)Pauline Marchant (August 6, 1911 - March 18, 1999)Sylvie Maupin Marchant (February 24, 1884 - February 11, 1954)Neale Charles Sprague (January 2, 1923 - November 24, 1956)David Weston Townsend (June 4, 1960 - September 17, 1985)Dennis Wasserburger (May 21, 1964 - November 17, 2001)Charles Richard Zerbst (February 10, 1870 - February 5, 1952)Edna A. Zerbst (June 14, 1917 - August 2, 1997)Helen Julia Zerbst (Date Unknown - February 28, 1926)Leonard A. Zerbst (August 6, 1948 - May 22, 2000)William R. Zerbst (March 7, 1910 - May 29, 1985)
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