E. C. Hogate is engaged in the real estate and grain business in Tracy, where he has made his home since 1903.
He has always lived in Marion county, his birth having here occurred on the 22d of August, 1866. His parents were
S. S. and Melissa (Rouze) Hogate, the former a native of New Jersey and the latter of Indiana. They came to Iowa
at an early day and are represented on another page of this volume.
E. C. Hogate was reared in the usual manner of farm lads of the age and period, his time being divided between
the acquirement of a public school education, the pleasures of the playground and the work of the fields. At an
early age he began to assist in the development of the home farm and in early manhood he began farming and stock
raising on his own account. He purchased and sold stock of all kinds and won a substantial measure of success in
the undertaking, especially as a horseman and dealer in horses. In 1903 he took up his abode at Tracy, continued
in the horse business on a more extensive scale and established a livery business which he conducted for some time
and then sold. He then turned his attention to the real estate and grain business, in which he has since continued
as a member of the firm of Hogate and Lyman, which handles a large amount of grain annually, making extensive shipments,
and at the same time has negotiated many important property transfers. He now owns a half interest in eight hundred
acres of land, also a half interest in the elevator at Tracy and has other property.
In 1887 Mr. Hogate was united in marriage to Miss Nannie E. Sipe, who was born in Monroe county, Iowa, a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sipe, both now deceased. In their family were six children, all of whom are yet living. Mr.
Hogate is a member of Bellefontaine Lodge, No. 163, A. F. & A. M., at Tracy, and has filled some of the offices
in the lodge. He likewise has membership in the Odd Fellows lodge and in Camp No. 1695, M. W. A., while his wife
is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The many sterling traits of his character are recognized by his
large circle of friends and acquaintances, who entertain for him warm regard and number him among the leading and
representative business men of the county.
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Marion County, IA
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