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Thomas Smith "TS" Ragsdale
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1848, USA
Death: May 27, 1917

Thomas Smith Ragsdale was born in Tennessee to John Henry Ragsdale and Susan Marie Lemay. (His Death Certificate states that his father was W. H. Ragsdale)
His family moved to Texas where he met Teresa Joe Wartham
and the two were married in 1872. They made their home in Palestine, Anderson, Texas. Thomas was a lift inspector and installer with I&GN RR. His job required him to travel but not often far from home. One Local newspaper referred to TS as being the "International Lift Installer".

Thomas was the father of four children:

William Henry "Will" Ragsdale (Husband of Louise "Lockie" May Elrod)1874 1953
Buried in Palestine Texas
Parent to: Willie Ray Ragsdale
Henry T Ragsdale

Mary "Mamie" E Ragsdale (Wife of William Henry Seaberry)
1877 1919
Mamie was buried next to her parents with the maiden name of Ragsdale on her headstone.

Ima Ragsdale (spouse of Alphia Lemay Gilbert and Clarence Barr. It is believed that Ima died in child birth somewhere in Oklahoma but that is just a guess)
1885 (1930-1934)
mother of Alphia Omega Lemay Gilbert Jr.
Clarence Leroy Barr Jr.
father of: Lillie Eleanor Barr/West(Pelham Broughton)
John Frederick Barr

Lillie I. Ragsdale (wife of William "Fred" Frederic Bruce)
Jul. 10, 1890 d. May 16, 1968
Palestine, Texas
Mother of: Leslie Jackson
William F Bruce Junior
Henry T Ragsdale

Thomas Smith Ragsdale died April 7 1845 at the age of 72.
Causes of death is listed as Paralysis.

Family links: 
  John Henry Ragsdale (1805 - 1890)
  Teresa Joe Wartham Ragsdale (1854 - 1942)
  William Henry Ragsdale (1874 - 1953)*
  Lillie Ragsdale Bruce (1890 - 1968)*
  Mileceine Elizabeth Ragsdale Lee (1837 - 1900)*
  Martha Ann Ragsdale Roberts (1841 - 1919)*
  John Plummer Ragsdale (1847 - 1894)*
  Thomas Smith Ragsdale (1848 - 1917)
*Calculated relationship
Palestine City Cemetery
Anderson County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Rachelle Pelham
Originally Created by: Lanny Medlin
Record added: Jun 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53115068
Thomas Smith TS Ragsdale
Added by: Lanny Medlin
Thomas Smith TS Ragsdale
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༺💞༻ Happy Anniversary to TS & Tressie, marrying Dec 12, 1872,
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Dec. 12, 2015

- Arleta ♥
 Added: Mar. 12, 2015

- Lanny Medlin
 Added: Jun. 1, 2010

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