Mrs. Henrietta (Palmer) Ragon, 88, passed away at the home of her son, Chandos, in Crown Point at 11 a.m., yesterday, Feb. 29. She had been bedfast for two weeks and critically ill for three or four days.
"Etta" was born on a farm near Creston, July 3, 1867, the daughter of the late Adelbert and Marietta Palmer. The Palmers were among the early settlers of this region.
She was married to Elmer E. Ragon of Lowell on June 25, 1890, in a ceremony performed at Creston. Elmer, eldest son of H.H. Ragon, founder of the Lowell Tribune, died August 5, 1939, and a son, Forrest, passed away Sept. 20, 1949. Mrs. Ragon resided in Lake county all of her 88 years with the exception of two years when her husband, a printer, was employed at Atkinson, Nebraska; Mio, Mich.; and Genesco, Ill.
Elmer purchased his father's interest in the Tribune and was publisher from 1890 to '97, when he sold to his brother Leonard and his father.
Surviving with her son, Chandos, and wife, are three granddaughters, Mrs. Henrietta Leistikon of Hobart, Mrs. Flora Belle Bradley of Oakland, California, and Mrs. Novine McGuan of East Chicago; three brothers, Charles F. Palmer of Lowell, Grant of El Segundo, Calif., and Jasper of Hammond. Also, three great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Rev. E.L. Worley of Lowell, pastor of the Shelby Church of Christ, and Rev. Dean Jacoby, pastor of the Christian Church of Crown Point, will officiate at memorial services, which will be conducted here at 2 p.m., on Saturday, March 3, in the Sheets Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in the Lowell cemetery.
Go to Henrietta Palmer Ragon, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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