Peter Ragle Jr., son of Peter Ragle and Margaret Wadsworth, b. June 05, 1843 near Raglesville, Indiana, d. December 19, 1918 Elnora, Indiana at the age of 75 years, six months & 14 days.

Husband of Martha Isabelle Trueblood and Emma J. Gruver.


Obituary sent by Tressie Jones Gray, the daughter of Hargis and Maude Ragle Jones:

"Death of Old Soldier

Peter A. Ragle, a well known and highly respected citizen of this community for many years, died at his home in Elnora Thursday morning, at six o'clock, after several weeks illness. He had been in failing health for six months or more but was only confined to his bed a few weeks, during which time he suffered intense pain, which he tried to bear with patience.

Peter A. Ragle was born at Raglesville, Daviess county, June 6, 1843. Later in life he moved to Shoals, Martin county, and during his residence there served a term as County Treasurer, later coming back to this county where he has since resided.

Mr. Ragle was twice married, his first wife being Martha Trueblood. To them were born seven children, three of whom are still living--Mrs. George Boyle, Greencastle; Mrs. John Pate, Loogootee, Mrs. Claude Guthrie, Elnora, the wife and four other children preceding him. On September 4 1879 he was united in marriage to Emma I. Gruver. To this union were born twelve children, seven of whom survive, the wife and mother passing away on November 29, 1914. The remaining children are Mrs. Hargis Jones, Lower Buffalo, KY.; Mrs. Frank Robinson, Indianapolis; Charles, of Elnora; Harley, of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Albert Pershing, of Elnora; Mrs. Austin Parsons, of Montgomery; and Paul, at home....(continues, remainder on file)."

This picture of Peter Ragle was provided by Barbara J. Lucak, daughter of Paul and Charlotte Sims Ragle. Paul Ragle is mentioned in the last line of the obituary above.