History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and 641 biographies of representative citizens. Also included is a history of Iowa embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, and a brief review of its civil and military history.
Thomas Bartow Ragan was born on a plantation in Pulaski County, Georgia, November 28, 1862, of sturdy Sew-Irish stock, the son of Alexander and Sophia Davis Ragan. Alexander Ragan was born in Robinson County, North Carolina, in 1827, and was but eight years old when his family moved to Georgia. He became a farmer and
Linneaus C. Ragan, son of Mary Elizabeth Daniel and Lafayette H. Ragan, was born January 7, 1879, in Pulaski County. His paternal grandfather, Alexander Ragan, and his great grandfather, Robert Ragan, migrated from North Carolina in 1835, and were pioneer settlers of Pulaski County. His sisters are Mrs. Walter Ferguson and Miss O’Bena Ragan of