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.
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His sisters are Mrs. Walter Ferguson and Miss O’Bena Ragan of Hawkinsville.
Mr. Ragan was educated in the schools of the county, graduating from Ebenezer College in 1896.
He was reared on his father’s farm, but at the age of twenty-one entered the mercantile business, which vocation he has followed for thirty-five years.
In 1903 he was married to Miss Mary Alma Wall, of Milledgeville, Georgia, daughter of Laura Gentry and Henry Wall. Four children have blessed this union: Elizabeth, Henry, Julian, and Frances Willard.
Henry was married to Miss Edith Claire Elder of Cochran, Georgia, in 1934.
Mr. Ragan is one of Hawkinsville’s most prominent citizens, always helping in every civic enterprise. He is a member of the Baptist Church and is a staunch Democrat, serving as chairman of the Democratic committee of his county. He has served as president of the Pulaski County Fair Association, president of the Chamber of Commerce, and is now a city commissioner, farmer, merchant, and banker.
At present Mr. Ragan holds the office of State Senator, to which place he was elected without opposition. He has contributed much to the success of the session of the General Assembly, having served on many of the outstanding committees.
Hawkinsville and Pulaski County hold no more dearly loved nor highly esteemed citizen than Mr. Ragan.