Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Rutherford Hogg (1861-1937)
Educator, printer, barber.
Born near Walkerton, Ontario on 23 February 1861, son of John Hogg (c1832-?) and Marion Hogg (c1828-?), he became a teacher, attained a second-class teaching certificate, and worked in Ontario before moving west.
On 19 March 1884, he married Charlotte “Lottie” Lewis (1859-1923) at Hanover, Ontario. They had five children: Thomas “Tommy” Hogg (1887-1888), William Charles “Willie” Hogg (1889-1891), Russell Ivan Hogg (1895-1961, husband of of Arlie Emma Harrison), Dr. John “Jack” Hogg (1897-?), and Nellie Marion Hogg (1898-?, wife of Albert C. Mills).
In 1890, the family moved to Manitoba and he taught near Alexander and was the Principal of Oakwood School (1891-1893). He next purchased and operated a barbershop for several years. His next venture was in the printing and newspaper business when, in January 1910, he took over the Oak Lake News, later managed by his daughter-in-law Arlie Emma Harrison Hogg. He returned to teaching from 1917 to 1929, after which he retired. He was a life member of the Masons, IOOF, and United Church.
He died at the Regina (Saskatchewan) residence of his daughter on 13 January 1937 and his body was returned to Manitoba for burial in the Oak Lake Cemetery.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1871, 1881, 1891 Canada censes, Library and Archives Canada.
1901, 1906, & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.
Ontario marriage registrations, Ancestry.
“Certificates granted,” Winnipeg Daily Tribune, 5 November 1890, page 5.
“Oak Lake,” Manitoba Daily Free Press, 4 May 1893, page 5.
“Mills - Hogg,” Brandon Daily Sun, 19 May 1920, page 14.
Obituary, Brandon Daily Sun, 15 January 1937, page 6.
“Oak lake,” Brandon Daily Sun, 18 January 1937, page 10.
Brandon estate file #6903, Thomas Rutherford Hogg, Archives of Manitoba.
Manitoba Agricultural Museum: 25 Years of Progress by Penny Ham, Manitoba Agricultural Museum, 1979, pages 140-141.
Oak Lake burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.
We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 16 February 2022