William Henry Ragsdale

January 1872–1953 (Age 81)
Missouri, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Ragsdale was born in January 1872, in Missouri, United States, his father, Christopher Columbus Ragsdale, was 25 and his mother, Mary Lavina Hampton, was 25. He married Lida H Belcher on 18 November 1900, in Sherman, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Moro, Sherman, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1953. He died in 1953, at the age of 81, and was buried in Moro Cemetery, Moro, Sherman, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Ragsdale
Lida H Belcher
Marriage: 18 November 1900
Eveline Ruth Ragsdale
William Harry Ragsdale

Spouse and Children

18 November 1900
Sherman, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Christopher Columbus Ragsdale







    C Martha Ragsdale


    Elza M "Elzie" Ragsdale


    Charles Edward Ragsdale


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1873 · ""

Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1873: Wasco, Oregon, United States
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 4

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 22

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

Apparently an English habitational name from Ragdale in Leicestershire, which is probably named from Old English hraca ‘gully’, ‘narrow pass’ + dæl ‘valley’, ‘dale’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William H Ragsdale in household of Mary Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1920"
  • H William Ragsdale in household of C Christopher Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1880"

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