The Citizen, Berea, Madison Co. Ky, Thursday, Dec. 14, 1950
C.I.Ogg, 95 Dies At Hospital Berea's Oldest Resident, Mr. Ogg was in the Photography Business for 60 Years.
Mr. C. I. Ogg, for many years Bearea's oldest resident, died Wednestya morning, Dec 13, at the Berea College Hospita.He was 95 years old in September.He had been retired from photograpy for a number of years, and had been confined to his bed for the past three years. Mr. Ogg was born and reared in Rockcastle County, about eight miles from Berea on the Scalfold Cane Road. Because of ill health in his youth, Mr. Ogg took up photography, hoping that out-of-door life would help him get back his strength.He traveled through all the mountain counties of Kentucky and came to Berea, whjere he established a photographer's shop on a truck on the spot where the Danial Boone market stands, opposite the present College Post Office grounds on the ridge which is now Jackson Street and at the present location of the college garden, and having played croquet in front of the present site of the Berea Bank and Trust.There was only one store here then, and only a few houses. Having been n the photography business for sixty years.Mr. Ogg took pictures of many of the old timers, including Fee, Rogers, and Hanson. He was married to Miss Nora Marett in 1887 and three children were born to them.Mrs. Ogg died in 1914. He was a member of Union Church and also a member of the Macabee Lodge. Surviving him are a daughter Mrs. E. F. Fortner, of Berea; a son Mr. A. M. Ogg; a brother William Ogg, of Lexington, a sister Mrs. Spence Abney of Renfro Valley, and seven grandchildren. The funeral services will be held tomorrow, Friday, ath the Rominger Funeral Home at 2:00pm, with Rev. Albert W. Sweazy officiating.Burial will be in the Berea Cemetry.
There is also a photo of Coleman Ogg. Kathie will send you a copy and what else I have found. Peggy