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 William H Ragsdale

William H Ragsdale

Birth
Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, USA
Death 18 May 1908 (aged 49)
Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, USA
Burial Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 90366727 · View Source
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My 1st cousin, 3x removed.

Son of William H. Ragsdale & Jane Reed; grandson of Berryman & Sarah G. (Walton) Chapman and unknown Reed's.

5th great-grandson Godfrey I and Mary Ragsdale.

The Washington Gazette, Saturday, May 23, 1908. Obituary:
"William H. Ragsdale, ??? influential farmers of ??, died in the Walker sanitarium at Evansville shortly after 7 o'clock Monday morning, the final illness being of only eleven days duration. His death came suddenly, although he was suffering from an acute appendicitis.

"On his forty-ninth birthday, May 6, Mr. Ragsdale was removed to the Evansville hospital to submit to an operation for appendicitis with which he was taken ill unexpectedly. He passed through the operation successfully and was thought to be on the road to recovery. Advices were received by relatives from his bedside that he was rapidly regaining his strength and a short time would see his complete recovery. Monday morning when a physician went to his chamber in the hospital to examine the patient he was seemingly in the best of spirts and still improving. While the physician was examining him, with a struggle, hardly, he expired.

"William H. Ragsdale was a lifelong citizen of Daviess County, having been born near Washington on May 6, 1859. He was a son of William Ragsdale, now deceased, and Jane Ragsdale. He obtained an education in the common school branches in the school district. He early took up the life of a farmer, which occupation he engaged in for the rest of his life. At the death of his father he took charge of the Ragsdale homestead in Veale township, near the Leit school, and had lived there with his mother and sister until his death. He is survived by his mother, who will soon be eighty-eight years of age, four brothers and two sisters. He was in comfortable circumstances. The deceased never married."

Many thanks to Cindy Sullivan for stone photo.


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  • Created by: Arleta
  • Added: 19 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90366727
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William H Ragsdale (6 May 1859–18 May 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90366727, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Arleta (contributor 46898856) .