Surname: Waggoner

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Biography of Sol. E. Waggoner

Sol. E. Waggoner, president of the Masonic Home of St. Louis, has long been a recognized leader in the Masonic fraternity of Missouri and has contributed much to the growth and success of the order in the state. A native of Ohio he was born March 8, 1851, and is justly proud to trace his descent from General Waggoner of Revolutionary war fame who was a resident of Virginia. His father, William Waggoner, lived for some time in Ohio and in 1858 established his home in Macon, Missouri. He was one of only eight in the entire county who supported Abraham Lincoln for the presidency in 1860 and the political antagonism which he thus engendered rendered it so uncomfortable for him that he removed to Iowa in 1861, where he later engaged in the contracting business. He married Malinda Small, a native of Pennsylvania, and she, too, came of Revolutionary war ancestry. Her death occurred in 1874, while William Waggoner long survived his wife and had reached the venerable age of ninety-two years when he passed away in 1902. Reared in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Sol. E. Waggoner there attended the public schools and after leaving the high school became a student in Oskaloosa College, from which he was graduated in due course of time. He was early identified with the Western Union Telegraph Company as circuit manager on the old...

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Biography of Luth Waggoner

Luth Waggoner was born in the state of Missouri in the year 1833, and moved with his parents in the year 1839 to Red River District, Texas, and stopped where Blossom Prairie is located. The family remained there and farmed and raised stock for a period of ten years, and moved to Hopkins County where L. Waggoner has lived all his life. Luth’s father, Solomon Waggoner, had a large family when they came into Hopkins County. There are only two of this family living in Hopkins County at this time, Luth and N. B. Waggoner. Luth married Miss Nancy Millsap at the age of twenty-one years, a daughter of Jacob Millsap, an old time Texan. To this union four children were born. One of these is living in Hopkins County, Rufus, a planter, a splendid citizen, and enjoys the respect and confidence of all who know him. Luth Waggoner has engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock rising, has devoted his time to this business and has been reasonably successful. He has suffered some serious and severe losses. He lost his first companion, and subsequently married Miss Louise Forbus. This union has been a happy one. They have raised a large and interesting family of bright children of manly men and womanly women. Two of his daughters have married and are among the best class of citizens in the county....

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Biographical Sketch of J.W. Waggoner

J. W. Waggoner, Esq., of Coffee County, born October 8, 1836, is the son of J. A. and Rebecca Waggoner, the former, born in 1806, died in 1848, and the latter born in 1806, died in 1883. Our subject is of German and Scotch descent. After continuing on the farm to care for his mother, he entered the Confederate service in 1862. After six months in camp with Captain McCutchen’s company, he was made steward and bookkeeper of the hospital at Chattanooga, afterward farming and teaching; in 1869 he took his present office of magistrate. He began the successful practice of law in Manchester in 1878. November 5, 1875, he married Eliza, daughter of Alford B. and Nancy Cook. Their six children are James H., William H., Nannie R., Addie M., Alice G. and James N. Mr. Waggoner is worth about $2,000, is a member of I. O. O. F. Lodge, and is at present chairman of the Democratic executive committee of the county. In 1887 he was appointed county...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biography of Grant Waggoner

Grant Waggoner is a specialist in mining law with office and practice at Baxter Springs, Kansas. He has claimed his home at Baxter Springs since 1909, but did not open his law office in that city until 1912. While most of his practice is connected with some phase or other of the mining industry, he also handles a general civil and criminal practice. In 1914 Mr. Waggouer was elected from his district as representative in the State Legislature. He proved an able champion of all progressive legislation enacted during his term, and was particularly at the front in all matters concerning his particular district, which is largely a mining and industrial section. He was chairman of the Mines and Mining Committee and a member of the Judiciary Committee, Railroad Committee, Private Corporation Committee and Roads and Highways Committee. He was very active in securing the passage of the dynamite bill which regulates the sale of dynamite and other high explosives in Kansas. Mr. Waggoner was born in Montgomery County, Illinois, May 29, 1888. His family had lived in Illinois since pioneer times. The original seat of the Waggoner family was at historic Bingen on the Rhine in Germany. From there three brothers of the name crossed the ocean and in colonial days settled in Delaware. Mr. Waggoner’s grandfather George W. Waggoner was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, in 1826,...

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Waggoner, Waynette Lang Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Waynette Waggoner, 65, of Baker City, Ore., died July 23, 2006, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho. Her husband, Steve Waggoner of 36 years and her children were at her side. A Memorial service will be held July 28, 2006, 11 a.m. at the Baker City Christian Church. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. A reception will follow at the Baker City Christian Church. Cremation will be at Eastern Oregon Pioneer Crematory. Waynette was born to Marcella and Lloyd Lang on March 20, 1941 in Salem, Ore. After serving in World War II, Lloyd moved the family to Vale, Ore., and bought and operated a dairy farm. Waynette graduated from Vale High School in 1959. One of her special high school memories was a thing in her junior and senior plays. Waynette grew up loving horseback riding and fishing. One of her favorite pastimes was to go fishing at Lake Owyhee with her family. After a hard day of fishing and managing all her children and grand kids, she still had the energy to cook platters of some of the best tasting fish one ever had. In 1985 she bought and operated Broadway Upholstery and Trophies Unlimited in Baker City. Waynette was an exceptional seamstress. Her sewing skills grew from making many suits and dresses for her husband, children and...

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Waggoner, Henry – Obituary

February 28, 1895 Chronicle – Odebolt The many friends of Henry Waggoner, who lived three miles west of Odebolt, were grieved to hear of his death, which occurred about 11:45 on Sunday night. He was taken ill on the preceding Tuesday with pneumonia, and from the first his condition was serious. Mr. Waggoner was one of the kindest and best men we ever knew and we not believe he had an enemy. He was born in Perry County, Pa., Sept. 5, 1834, and resided there until 1873 when he moved to Cumberland County, Pa. He married Miss Ellen M. Murphy of Cumberland County Dec. 22, 1857. In 1881 Mr. and Mrs. Waggoner came west, locating in this county, where they have since resided. Mr. Waggoner was one of the Union’s defenders, serving in company F. 208th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was a member of Col. Goodrich Post of this place. He leaves a wife; six sons and four daughters, to mourn the loss of a Loving husband and tender father. Funeral services will be held in the M.E. church today, in charge of the G. A. R. The friends will meet at the residence at 11 A.M. Obituary provided by: Nancy...

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Waggoner, Jessie E. (Gunn) – Obituary

September 29, 1949 Waggoner Rites Held Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church at Odebolt Thursday afternoon, September 22, 1949 for Mrs. A. B. Waggoner. The Rev. H. M. Burns officiated. Music was provided by Mrs. Ray Wardrip with Mrs. W. G. Horstman accompanying. Interment was at the Odebolt cemetery. Pall bearers were William Sykes, Walter Schultz, Art Scott, James Cowlham, Chris Sonksen & Glenn Boerner. Jessie E. Gunn, daughter of James N. & Elizabeth Gunn was born in Clinton, Iowa, July 27, 1869. At the age of 12 years she moved with her parents to Crawford County. On March 20, 1888, she was united in marriage to A. B. Waggoner. Eight children were born to this union, six of whom are living. Her husband, on son, Charles and an infant daughter, Helen, preceded her in death. Surviving are Mrs. Will Nelson (Ruby) of Kiron, Russell of Mapleton, Mrs. Hobart Smith (Lettie) of Pocatello, Idaho; Mrs. Levin Anderson, (Faye) of Schleswig, Mrs. Vern Boerner, (Alice) of Odebolt, Lea of Arthur, 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and a host of friends. She lived all her life in the Odebolt community. Since her husband’s death, she has made her home with her children. She became a member of the Methodist church in 1901 joining the Epworth church in Wheeler township. She was...

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Waggoner, Mary Ellen (Murphy) – Obituary

Aunt Ellen Waggoner, a dear old lady who numbered her friends by the score, passed away last Saturday forenoon at her home in Odebolt, after a long illness. She had been confined to her home for several years with rheumatism, and later was afflicted with a disease of the kidneys. Funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon by Rev. W. A. Black, pastor of the Methodist church. Mary Ellen Murphy was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, October 18, 1838. December 22, 1857 she was married to Henry Waggoner, and sixteen years later they moved to Cumberland County in the same state. In 1881 they came to this county and were tenants on the Cook farm for several years, later moving to what is now the Lookout farm, three miles west of Odebolt, where Mr. Waggoner died February 24, 1895. In 1897 the deceased moved to Odebolt. Mrs. Waggoner was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom survived. A son died in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Ida Miles, died in New York state three years ago. The living are James C. of Randolph, Nebraska; Kate, wife of S. E. Wonderly of New Kingston, Pennsylvania; Albert B. of Wheeler township, this county; Harry of Odebolt, Edward of Lacona, New York; Phoebe, wife of Philip Heneman of Fostoria; Cyrus K. of Mallard, Iowa; Emma wife of Arthur...

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