Thank you for your reply! As far as I know, he went by William C. Hogan. He was originally from North Carolina and was white. He lived in Watertown, NY and Ithaca, NY in the 1930's and 1940's. I found his directory listing in Ithaca, NY as late as 1946, but nothing afterward. I know he and my grandmother divorced around 1949 (she had gone to Nevada to divorce him as it was quicker), but again I have yet to find any paper trail. I believe my father said he was 58 yrs old when he died of heart disease and he was actually a patient in the hospital and was awaiting surgery the next day when he died. I seem to remember my Dad saying he was at the University Hospital of Chapel Hill, but again this was many years ago and my father is now dead.
I know my grandfather worked the US Army, but I don't know if he was "enlisted" or simply worked as a civilian. I believe he was a mechanic.
If anyone finds any other info please feel free to contact me at: Lois.Mummer@sbcglobal.net
Thank you so much!