Fred Alfred Ragel

Male1 September 1905–5 June 1999

Brief Life History of Fred Alfred

When Fred Alfred Ragel was born on 1 September 1905, in Saint Elmo, Fayette, Illinois, United States, his father, John William Ragel, was 24 and his mother, Eva Estella Eyestone, was 19. He married Grace Geraldine Eaton on 24 November 1930, in Robinson, Crawford, Illinois, United States. He lived in Avena, Fayette, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 June 1999, in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Avena Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Fred Alfred Ragel
Grace Geraldine Eaton
Marriage: 24 November 1930

Sources (5)

  • Fred A Ragel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Fred Ragel - Government record: birth-name: Fred Ragel
  • Fred A Ragel in household of John W Ragel, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1930Robinson, Crawford, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 1

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    1910 · Boy Scouts of America

    Age 5

    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.


    Age 26

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    South German (also Sägel): from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with sacha ‘legal action, litigation’.

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

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