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James Samuel RagsdaleAge: 78 years18451923

James Samuel Ragsdale
Given names
James Samuel
Birth May 23, 1845
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 7 months)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 11 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 15 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
MarriageFrances Mae “Mack” HesterView this family
November 11, 1865 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Frank M Ragsdale
October 1867 (Age 22 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 21 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 21 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 23 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Birth of a daughter
#2Lotta G Ragsdale
January 31, 1872 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3James Allen Ragsdale
May 1877 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 9, 1880 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Louise Ragsdale
May 1882 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Nell Ragsdale
September 15, 1884 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childLacy E DavidsonLotta G RagsdaleView this family
December 18, 1896 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 52 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Census June 28, 1900 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childJames Herbert ScarboroughLouise RagsdaleView this family
calculated 1907 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#1Louise Virginia Scarborough
1908 (Age 62 years)
Census April 22, 1910 (Age 64 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Milton Scarborough
June 20, 1910 (Age 65 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 70 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 71 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 72 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 10, 1920 (Age 74 years)
Death November 9, 1923 (Age 78 years)
Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery
Last change September 27, 201610:18:12

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Frances Mae “Mack” Hester - View this family
Marriage: November 11, 1865Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
2 years
Frank M Ragsdale
Birth: October 1867 22 20Kentucky, United States
Death: November 24, 1932Christian, Kentucky, United States
4 years
Lotta G Ragsdale
Birth: January 31, 1872 26 24LaFayette, Christian, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 5, 1954Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States
5 years
5 years
2 years
Nell Ragsdale
Birth: September 15, 1884 39 36Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Death: March 18, 1969Davidson, Tennessee, United States

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - James Ragsdale - Household

Lafayette, Christian, Kentucky

James RagsdaleWM35headMPolice JudgeKYVAVA
Mack RagsdaleWF32wifeMKeeping HouseKYVATN
Frank RagsdaleWM12sonSAt SchoolKYKYKY
Lottie RagsdaleWF5daughterSKYKYKY
Allen RagsdaleWM3sonSKYKYKY
Fannie BurksBF17servantSCookTNTNTN
Willie FarrarBM16servantFarm laborerTNTNTN

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - James Ragsdale - Household

Lafayette, Christian, KY

James E RagsdaleheadWMMay184555M35KYKYKYFarmer
Fannie M RagsdalewifeWFSep184752M395KYKYKY
Frank RagsdalesonWMOct186732SKYKYKYTobaccomist ?
Allen RagsdalesonWMMay187723SKYKYKYFarm laborer
Louise RagsdaledaughterWFMay188218SKYKYKYAt School
Nelle RagsdaledaughterWFSep188415SKYKYKYAt School

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James S Ragsdale - Household

Dover Christian, KY

James S RagsdaleheadMW65M44TNNCVAFarmerGeneral Farm
F Mack RagsdalewifeFW62M44105KYVAVANone
J Allen RagsdalesonMW33SKYTNTNNone

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James S Ragsdale - Household

East Seventh St. Hopkinsville, Christian, KY

James RagsdaleheadMW75MKYNCVANone
Mack RagsdalewifeFW72MKYVAVANone
Frank RagsdalesonMW52SKYKYKYTobacco buyerTobacco factory
James A RagsdalesonMW42SKYKYKYTobacco buyerTobacco factory
Lottie G RagsdaledaughterFW41DKYKYKYSales WomanDepartment Store