|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1884|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1950|
Floyd was the only child of Charles David Wagaman and Fannie May Parker. Floyd worked with his father in the coal industry during his early years in Carroll County, Missouri. Charles was a coal dealer and co-owner of Wagaman and Tull Coal in Carrollton.
Floyd married Mona Alene Frye on 20 May 1918 in Norborne, Carroll County. They were the parents of 1 child. Floyd worked as a tire adjuster for an auto service company in Jackson County, Missouri.
Mona passed away in 1918 at the age of 32 leaving Floyd to care for their daughter, Alene. The baby was just under 3-weeks-old when Mona died.
Floyd and the baby lived with his parents after Mona's death. He once more worked in the coal industry with his father, who died in 1929.
Floyd continued to live with his mother and daughter, and held a wide variety of jobs over the years. He was employed in a photography gallery by 1930, and had a small darkroom in his home for developing pictures. He then worked as a newspaper correspondent, but eventually became a furniture upholsterer.
Like many other families of the time, the Great Depression hit the Wagamans hard. They lost all of their money and their home. Floyd's elderly mother, Fannie, baked bread and sold it to help make ends meet.
Fannie died in 1942.
Floyd lived until 1950. At the time of his death due to kidney disease, he was 66 years and 11 months old. He was survived by 1 daughter, Alene Wagaman.
He was buried on 05 Dec 1950.
Children: 1 daughter.
Alene May Wagaman Hart
Article published in 1905 when Floyd was 21-years-old:
Floyd P. Wagaman of Carrollton is a coal man, but he is also a poet of the thirty-third degree. The other day, while weighing a ton of coal, he was inspired. He flew to his typewriter and the following was the result:
Naughty little Willie
Misbehaved in school;
Teacher kept him in and
Spanked him with a rule;
Now he loves the blackboard,
At which he used to frown,
For he prefers to stand up,
It pains him to sit down.
(Kansas City Times; 13 Mar 1905)
Note: All spelling, capitalization and punctuation marks in article are exactly as they appeared in the original text.
Newspaper article provided by courtesy of Heartsong.
Charles David Wagaman (1853 - 1929)
Fannie May Parker Wagaman (1859 - 1942)
Mona Alene Frye Wagaman (1886 - 1918)
Alene May Wagaman Hart (1918 - 1990)*
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Oak Hill Cemetery
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Record added: May 23, 2010
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