Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
P. H. Ragsdale
History of Daviess Counties
Goodspeed Publishing Company 1886
P.H.RAGSDALE is a son of John and Elizabeth (Palmer) Ragsdale (elsewhere written), and was born in Daviess County, Ind., near Hudsonville, October 26, 1839. He is the sixth in the family, and was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He remained at home, aiding his parents on the farm, until the breaking out of the war in 1861, when he enlisted in Company G, Forty-second Indiana Volunteer Infantry for three years or during the war. He was so severely wounded at the battle of Perryville that be was unable to attend to his duties, and was honorably discharged February 28, 1863. Since that time he has followed agricultural pursuits, and in 1879 located on his present farm of 150 acres, where he has met with good success. September 8, 1864, he was married to Miss Melvina Combs, a native of Illinois, born December 18, 1839. To them were born these five children: Tolman R., Denby H., Arla May, Aden H. and Ira H. Mr. Ragsdale was formerly a Democrat in politics, but is now a radical member of the National Party. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Contributed by: Michael L. Tedrow