Friday, December 14, 2007

94-Year-Old Brenham Funeral Home Gets Historic Marker

From KHOU TV Houston --

The Hogan Funeral Home, a Brenham landmark for the last 94 years, became part of Texas history. . .The marker, awarded by the Texas Historical Commission, tells part of the story of how Brenham’s first African American owned funeral home opened its doors to Buffalo Soldiers and other blacks. . .

The Hogans are a family with generations of service, passed from founder C.H. Hogan to his son Booker T, who died in 1986. Since then, Booker T’s 92-year-old widow and other family members have kept the tradition alive, earning them the first and only state recognition of the contributions of African American’s in Brenham.

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