Sunday, April 5, 2009

John Franklin Hagan

Iowegian - May 1930
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  John F. Hagan son of James and Elizabeth Hagan was born in Lincoln township, Appanoose county, Ia., Dec. 5, 1863 and has resided in this county the greater part of his life, living for a number of years at Jerome.  He entered the coal mines at an early age and has made it his chosen occupation until his tragic death in the mine at Benld, Ill., May 1, 1930 at the age of 66 years, 4 months and 26 days. Benld has been his home for more than 15 years.

John F. Hagan in driver's seat of ice wagon in
Kansas City, Kansas, in his younger years.

  He is survived by one brother William Hagan of Jerome, Ia., and two sisters, Mrs. Ada Crouch of Kalispell, Mont., and Mrs. Emma Ogle of Jerome, the other sister Mrs. Belle Hawkins, of Jerome, died April 19, 1917 leaving her husband, two daughters and three sons, there are also three other nephews and one niece and other more distant relatives and friends.

John F. Hagan with his dog

  The funeral service was held at the Methodist church in Jerome at 3 p.m. Monday, conducted by the pastor Jas. A. Wilson and burial was in the Jerome cemetery.
  The sister from Kalispell, Mont., and her son from Waterloo, Ia., were present and also a number of old friends from different parts of the country.

John Franklin Hagan's Gravestone in the Jerome Cemetery
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John F. Hagan's Illinois Death Certificate and Supplement
  John F. Hagan died of a fractured skull caused by a fallen clod accident while working in Coal Mine No. 2 at Sawyerville, Illinois on 1 May 1930.  He lived in Benld, Illinois, at the time.  Below are the Certificate of Death and Supplemental Report filed in the State of Illinois. 



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