Nathan Shumate Ragle was born in Raglesville, IN on November 15, 1863, and came to eastern KS with his parents in January, 1882. He died in Salina on December 14, 1919 of tuberculosis.

Rosa Hoover was born in Quincy, KS on November 23, 1869. She and Nathan were married on November 04, 1888, perhaps in Virgil, KS. They lived in this area for several years, and moved to Salina about 1912.

Rev. Ragle was an 1896 graduate of Baker University. He officiated at the wedding of his younger brother Horace Mann Ragle and Carrie G. Davis on October 18, 1905 in Colorado Springs, CO. From the Salina Journal, Dec. 18, 1919: "Nathan Shumate Ragle was born in Raglesville, Indiana, November 15, 1863, and passed to the life beyond from his home in Salina, Kansas, December 15, 1919, and the age of fifty-six years and one month..."

From the Eureka Herald, Sept. 25, 1891: "Virgil Notes. Nate Ragle and family leave next month for Baldwin, KS, where Mr. Ragle will take a theological course in Baker University."

From the Eureka Herald, July 31, 1896: "N. S. Ragle receives a teaching certificate."

From the Eureka Herald, August 7, 1896: "N. S. Ragle is a teacher, district 30, Taylor School, Quincy."

From the Oakley Gra...[illegible -- possibly Grange]: "Rev. N. S. Ragle, formerly a pastor of the M. E. church at Winona, died at his home in Salina Sunday night and was buried Wednesday. At the time of his death he was county clerk of Saline county. The son was appointed to fill the vacancy in the ofice created by the death of the father. Many Logan county friends will sympathize with the family in their sorrow."

"Rev. Ragle and family have many friends here who will regret to hear of his death. He was in poor health while here, and finally gave up the ministry. His health was better after moving to Saline, and [he] was about the most popular county clerk Saline County ever had, and many young couples visited his office right following one to office of Probate Judge. He leaves his widow and four might[y] fine sons, beside a host of friends to mourn his loss."