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William Eugene Bagan 1875-1948


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/14/2011 at 22:37:49

Wm. E. Bagan Dies Suddenly in California
People of Estherville were shocked by the announcement on Saturday of the very sudden death of Wm. E. Bagan, of a sudden heart attack in San Francisco, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Bagan decided to spend the winter in California where they have a son and other relatives. Not only in California but in other parts of the west.

Mr. Bagan, who is a pioneer of Emmet County and of Estherville, has been connected with the railway service since May 14, 1902. He entered service as a brakeman and was promoted in 1910 as a conductor. He has resided here a greater part of the time and was well known in the city. He was a quiet, even tempered man who made friends and kept them.

Mr. Bagan had not been ill and had not complained of not feeling well. He, of a sudden, complained of a pain in his back and was dead before medical attention could reach him.

Mr. Bagan was born in Dolliver on November 19, 1875. He remained there with his parents until he entered the railway service. He is a member of the St. Patrick’s Parish, The Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society and the order of Elks. He was an active member of the Order of Railway conductors.

He is survived by his widow, one son, George, in San Francisco, and five daughters, Mrs. R. F. Mason and Mrs. L. E. Potter of Las Vegas, Nevada; Mrs. James Constable of Burbank, Calif., Mrs. Paul Steffins of Chicago and Miss Patricia Bagan of Waterloo. He is a brother of D. A. Bagan and Mrs. W. A. Swift of this city.

The remains were brought here for burial. Funeral services will be held from St. Patrick’s Church. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, January 15, 1948)


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