Biographical Sketch of David L. Stagg

David L. Stagg. There are many fine farms and prosperous farmers in Riley County and quite a number of them may be found in Ogden Township. One of these is David L. Stagg, who was born in Russell County, Kansas, April 17, 1880, but has spent almost all his life in Riley County. His parents were James and Anna E. (Haynes) Stagg.

James Stagg was born in New Jersey, June 25, 1841, and died in Riley County, Kansas, October 8, 1910. In Illinois he was married to Anna E. Haynes, who was born in Ohio, September 23, 1843, and died in Riley County, September 7, 1905. Four children were born to them in Illinois namely: Harry K., May, Grace and Josephine. In 1877 James Stagg removed with his family from Illinois to Kansas and settled in Russell County and they resided there until 1882 removing then to Riley County. In 1887 Mr. Stagg located on a farm in Eureka Valley, at the foot of what is now known as Stagg Hill, and continued there until within a short time before his death which occurred at Manhattan, where he had established his residence, retiring from a long and active career as a farmer. To his first marriage two children were born after coming to Kansas, David L. and Edith H. His second marriage took place in 1908 to Alice Bergstresser, who survives him.

David L. Stagg was only two years old when his parents came to Riley County and thus almost his entire life has been concerned with the interests and affairs of this section. He attended the public schools and under his father was well trained in agricultural pursuits. He has devoted himself to farming and stockraising and has met with very satisfactory returns.

Mr. Stagg was married March 16, 1910, to Miss Phebe Myers, who is a daughter of Joseph Myers, a prominent citizen of Riley County. They have one son, Joseph Frank. Mr. Stagg supports the candidates of the republican party but is no seeker for political honors for himself. He takes a commendable interest in all that concerns his state and county, and agricultural progress interests him greatly, as he is wide awake and progressive in this line.



MLA Source Citation:

Connelley, William E. A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. Chicago : Lewis, 1918. 5v. Biographies can be accessed from this page: Kansas and Kansans Biographies. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/kansas/biographical-sketch-of-david-l-stagg.htm - Last updated on Mar 4th, 2012


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