Elsie May Ragan

28 May 1880–6 September 1981 (Age 101)
La Belle, Lewis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Elsie May

When Elsie May Ragan was born on 28 May 1880, in La Belle, Lewis, Missouri, United States, her father, William S Ragan, was 41 and her mother, Minerva Miner Hamilton, was 35. She married William Prickett Wayland on 6 August 1899, in Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Sweet Home Township, Clark, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Des Moines Township, Clark, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 6 September 1981, in Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Wolf Cemetery, Des Moines Township, Clark, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Prickett Wayland
Elsie May Ragan
Marriage: 6 August 1899
Edna Ruth Wayland
Emmett Pritchett Wayland
Leland Ragan Wayland

Spouse and Children

    William Prickett Wayland



6 August 1899
Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Tabitha Jane Ragan



    Ebbie Ragan


    Nancy Ragan



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 24

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 27

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of Irish Regan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elsie Wayland in household of W P Wayland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elsie M Wayland in household of William P Wayland, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elsie Ragan in household of William Ragan, "United States Census, 1900"

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