Skip to main content

Bogan Family Papers

Identifier: AC-452

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records, financial documents, and correspondence belonging to members of the Bogan family of China, Texas. The majority of the records relate to Richard Bogan; however, there are also papers related to Florence Leach, L.B. Leach, and J. Roy Fontenot.


  • 1928-1996

Conditions Governing Use

The Tyrrell Historical Library holds copyright. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsiblity for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.

Biographical / Historical

Born in 1925 to Lucian Bogan and Hattie Lou Bogan, Richard Bogan was a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also had two sisters, Edna Mae Jones and Lou Ann Basham. As a teenager, Richard was paralyzed from the waist down due to a swimming accident. He eventually moved to China, Texas and was primarily raised by his aunt and uncle: Latney B. Leach and Florence Leach. Richard would go on to become a rice farmer with his business partner, J. Roy Fontenot. He served on the China city council for at least two years. He passed away in 1997 at 72 years old.


1 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



This collection is comprised of business and personal papers belonging to members of the Bogan family. The Bogan family lived in China, Texas, though Richard Bogan and his immediate family were natives of Grand Rapids, Michigan prior to moving to Texas. Richard Bogan was a rice farmer along with his partner, J. Roy Fontenot. This collection contains papers and correspondence related to their business and the local farming community. There is also personal correspondence and legal documents related to other family members, including Florence Leach, Latney Leach, and Bill Bogan.


Series 1: Robert Bogan

Series 2: J. Roy Fontenot

Series 3: L.B. Leach

Series 4: Florence E. Leach

Series 5: Family Members

Series 6: Business

Series 7: City Council Minutes

Finding Aid for Bogan Family Papers
Sarah Grimm, Archivist
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository