|Birth: ||Feb. 23, 1872|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Feb., 1966|
West Virginia, USA
s/o Rev. Phillip and Elizabeth Jane Dalton Hager
The History of West Virginia, Old and New Published 1923, The American His torical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume III, pg. 343
PHILIP HAGER, state senator from the Fifth District, and proprietor of o ne of the best mercantile establishments in the county, is one of the lead ing men of Hamlin, and a natural leader of men. Quiet and unassuming in ma nner, he is so sincere and thoroughgoing that he gains the confidence of h is associates almost without effort, impressing all with whom he comes in to contact as being a very safe man. He was born February 23, 1872, a s on of Philip and Elizabeth (Dalton) Hager, natives of Boone County, West V irginia, and Tazwell County, Virginia, respectively. The grand- father bo re the name of John M. Hager, and the father and- great-grandfather bore t he name of Philip. They settled on an island near the present site of Loga ntown, cutting the first timber in that part of West Virginia. The fami ly orig-
inated in Virginia, and was established in this country prior to the Ameri can Revolution.
The father was a Baptist minister for fifty years, and died February 12, 1 917. During his ministry he had
churches at points in Southern Ohio, Eastern Kentucky, Tennessee and We st Virginia. During the war between the North and the South he served in C ompany D, Thirty- sixth Virginia Cavalry, C. S. A., and served for three a nd one-half years. He was wounded in battle at Bluntsville, Tennessee, a nd lost some of the bone of his leg as a result of the injury, but recover ed the use of that limb. After leaving the service he resumed his minister ial duties.
Senator Hager attended the common schools of Lincoln County. He took a cou rse in civil engineering and survey- ing, at Columbus, Ohio, under a speci al instructor, and then followed this work for several years, doing a gre at deal of land surveying, and acting as county road engineer for Linco ln County from 1909 to 1913, inclusive, and during this period he became i nterested in the timber and lumber business. Since 1913 he has been occupi ed with operating sawmills and handling lumber in the southern part of Li n- coln County and in Logan County. In May, 1921, he opened a mercantile e stablishment at Hamlin, in which he is doing a large business. During near ly all of his career he has been a notary public and at one time was secre tary of the school board for the Harts Creek District of Lincoln Count y. In November, 1920, he was elected to the Upper House of the State Asse mbly, and is gaining considerable prestige in
On July 12, 1894, Mr. Hager married in Lincoln County Sarah A. Ferrell, w ho died May 10, 1902. She was a daughter of James P. and Alminie (Toney) F errell, farming people. Senator and Mrs. Hager became the parents of the f ollowing children: Madge M., who married R. L. Adkins, a contractor and bu ilder of Lincoln County, was appointed postmistress of Hamlin, and is o ne of the best officials the city has ever possessed; Pearl marri ed J. A. Vickers, super- intendent of the Holden High School of Holden, We st Vir- ginia; and Ida G. and Elizabeth Edna are both at home. Senator Ha ger is an earnest member of the Baptist Church. He is a Chapter and Knig ht Templar Mason, and also belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellow s. For years he has been one of the leading republicans of this section, a nd ho was nominated without opposition and elected by the largest majori ty ever given a candidate in the Fifth Senatorial District. His electi on to office on his straight party ticket was but a just reward for his ef forts
in behalf of his constituents and his energetic actions look-ing toward t he improvement of Lincoln County.
Yantus Johnson Hager (1897 - 1982)
Ida Gladys Hager McComas (1899 - 1943)*
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Sue Parsons
Record added: Jan 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32815001
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