Member of Pioneer Family

Dot was the youngest of the five children of Michael and Sarah Hogarty. Her father (1835-1925), born in Ireland, came to the United States as a child. He enlisted with the 141st New York Volunteer Infantry as a private in 1863, only to be wounded in the eye one year later. Upon discharge from the army, Hogarty returned to New York where he married Sarah Carr (1845-1918) in 1864.

The Hogarty family gradually migrated west and settled in the Union Colony of Colorado in 1871, just one year after the colony was established. Their last child was born there in 1878. Michael and Sarah remained in Greeley until 1914 when they moved to National City, California. Though others of her siblings moved away, Dot lived in Greeley her entire life.