Frank Walker Hoagland and Hattie (Owens) Hoagland, Barber County, Kansas Barber County, Kansas.  

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Frank Walker Hoagland and Hattie (Owens) Hoagland

Frank and Hattie Hoagland with their children at the Oldfather Place east of Sun City.

Photo by F.M. Steele, from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Frank Walker Hoagland and Hattie Hoagland with their children at the Oldfather Place east of Sun City.

Date of Photo: I believe this photo was taken in late 1890s. Clifford Hoagland (youngest child in photo) was born 12/20/1893 so we know that it was taken after 1893. He appears to be less than 5 years old in this photo. The three kids in the buggy are: Edith Francis Hoagland, Nina Pansie Hoagland and Clifford Hoagland ." - Kim Fowles, 26 April 2006.
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Photo by F.M. Steele, from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Frank and Hattie Hoagland with their children at the Oldfather Place east of Sun City.

Photo by F.M. Steele, from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Frank and Hattie Hoagland with their children at the Oldfather Place east of Sun City. (Detail)
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Photo by F.M. Steele, from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Frank and Hattie Hoagland with their children at their place west of Sun City.

The house WAS the Bank of Sun City building before the building was moved to the farm.

Photo from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Frank and Hattie Hoagland with their children at their place west of Sun City.
The house WAS the Bank of Sun City building before the building was moved to the farm.
Photo from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Frank and Hattie Hoagland with their children at their place west of Sun City.

The house WAS the Bank of Sun City building before the building was moved to the farm.

Photo from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Frank and Hattie Hoagland with their children at their place west of Sun City. (Detail)
The house WAS the Bank of Sun City building before the building was moved to the farm.
Photo from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Frank Hoagland's land west of Sun City. Township 31 South, Range XV West of the 6th P.M., Standard Atlas of Barber County, Kansas. Published 1905.

Note that his land adjoined George Lott's land.

Map from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Frank Hoagland's land west of Sun City.
Note that his land adjoined George Lott's land.
Another of his neighbors was John Young.
Detail from Township 31 South, Range XV West of the 6th P.M., Standard Atlas of Barber County, Kansas, 1905.
Map from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.


Barber County Index, November 10, 1949, Page 1:

Frank Hoagland Dies at Sun City

Frank Hoagland, rancher who had lived in Barber County for the past 65 years, died Monday at his home in Sun City. He was 85 years of age. Funeral services were held Tuesday.

Surviving are a son and a daughter, Cliff Hoagland and Miss Nina Hoagland, both of Sun City. There are three grandchildren, Elloise Leffler and Bill Hoagland of Sun City, and Mrs. Monroe Carriker of Hardtner.

Barber County Index, November 10, 1949, Page 8:

Sun City News

Frank Hoagland, 85, who suffered a stroke Thursday, October 11, passed away at his home early Monday morning. He leaves to mourn his passing one daughter, Nina Hoagland; a son, Clifford Hoagland; three grandchildren, Elloise Leffler, Mrs. Monroe Carriker of Hardtner and Raymond Hoagland; and several sisters and brothers. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon.


Sun City Woman Dead

Funeral Services Monday for Mrs. Frank Hoagland,
Sun City Resident for Many Years.

Sun City -- Funeral services were held here Monday at the Baptist church for Mrs. Hattie Lee Hoagland, wife of Frank Hoagland, well known Barber county farmer and rancher. Mrs. Hoagland died Saturday following a lingering illness. She was 73 years of age.

Rev. B.A. Etheridge of Medicine Lodge conducted the services and burial was in the Sun City cemetery. Pallbearers were: Bob Rose, Bruce Adams, Ray Moad, Roy Bissantz, Joe Sooter and Bud Garten. Music was furnished by Mesdames Kaminska, Adams, Messrs Freeman and Oxley, accompanied by Miss Lavon Harrington.

Mrs. Hoagland was born December 18, 1870 in Palestine, West Virginia, the daughter of Rev. C.W. Owens and Sarah Owens. She moved with her father and grandparents to Kansas in March, 1885 and was married to Frank W. Hoagland Dec. 13, 1888.

Four children were born to this union, Charles and Edith, who preceded their mother in death; Nina at home and Clifford of Lake City. During the ministry of Rev. J.P. Woods in Sun City several years ago she was converted, baptized and united with the Sun City Baptist church. In the latter years of her life she became an invalid but bore her affliction patiently and cheerfully and remained a firm believer in her savior.

Besides the son and daughter she is survived by her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Gene Bullock of Sun City and Mrs. Dora Holmes of Wilmore, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

(Obituary from an unidentified newspaper)


Frank Walker Hoagland
and
Hattie Lee (Owens) Hoagland

Written by Kim Hoagland, 1983.

Frank Walker Hoagland, the eldest of 12 children, was born August 13, 1864, in Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, to William Stoddard Hoagland and Cassandra Leander (Fulton) Hoagland.

Frank came to Kansas in 1884 with his brother, William Fulton Hoagland. Both young men worked near Wellington, Kansas in a small town named Milan. They earned their living by shucking corn. During this time, William caught pneumonia and died. His death occurred on December 18, 1885.

Frank Hoagland married Hattie Lee Owens on December 13, 1888 (or December 24, 1888). They were married by Reverend Adams (Old Man Adams) at his home in Sun City, Kansas. They paid the preacher $5.00 in change, which the preacher anxiously counted before the newlyweds went through the door! Frank had earned this money by carrying the mail from Sun City to Medicine Lodge in a small horse-drawn cart. Hattie, who was caught up in the excitement of the marriage, giggled. Mrs. Adams said not to giggle - "This is a solemn occasion." Later in her life, Hattie, while recounting the occasion, said she learned just how solemn it was!

Hattie Lee Owens was born December 18, 1870 in Palestine, Wirt County, West Virginia, to Reverend Charles Wesley Owens, a Baptist minister, and Sarah (Lee) Owens. Hattie was the eldest of four girls, the youngest, Ethel, died in infancy. After the death of their beloved mother, Hattie made the journey to Kansas with her father, two younger sisters, Lillie Lee Owens and Dora E. Owens (Mrs. Eugene Bullock & Mrs. Will Holmes), and her maternal grandparents, John B. Lee and Rebecca Knotts Lee in March 1885. This trip was made by train and Hattie thought the Mississippi River was huge when they crossed over it. Rebecca "Becky" Knotts Lee and John B. Lee settled for a time on the Oldfather Place which is west of Sun City. John B. Lee died on January 21, 1897 and is buried in Joplin, MO. Becky died August 31, 1912 and is buried in the Oakland Cemetery, Jefferson County, Missouri.

Four children were born to Frank and Hattie Hoagland: Charles, Edith Francis, Nina Pansie, and Clifford Ray. Charles, the eldest was born in the late 1880s. He died before reaching the age of on year. He had caught the whooping cough from the visit of a neighboring family who had the dread cough. An excerpt from "The Days of Yore from the Index Files" of the Barber County Index, Medicine Lodge, Kansas in 1968 stated: "Seventy-nine years ago (from the files of August 21, 1889). Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoagland of Sun City, Kansas mourn the loss of their baby boy from whooping cough." Charles is buried in an unmarked grave on the Frank Harrington Place which is north of Sun City, Kansas.

Edith Francis was born on July 20, 1890 at the hotel of her grandmother, Cassandra Leander Fulton Hoagland in Sun City, Kansas. She graduated from High School in June 1907. She later attended school in Alva, Oklahoma, preparing to become a teacher. During this time she boarded with her grandmother, Cassandra Hoagland, who had moved to Alva. Edith later taught school at Burgin which is near Coats, Kansas. On September 27, 1911, Edith married Waldo Faye Leffler. Edith was the first telephone operator for the Sun City Telephone Company. Waldo was a depot agent for the railroad. During the years of their marriage, they lived on a farm near Laverne, Oklahoma and also in Barber County. On August 30, 1913, Nina Elloise Leffler was born to Edith and Waldo. To avoid the confusion of two Ninas in the family, Nina Elloise, goes by the name of Elloise. Edith Francis Hoagland Leffler departed from this world on September 3, 1925 after spending time at the Wesley Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. She is buried at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Sun City, Kansas.

The third child of Frank and Hattie was named Nina Pansie. She entered this world on April 7, 1892 at the house of her grandfather, Rev. Charles Wesley Owens, located in Sun City, Kansas. She was named for Nina Rathbone, a relative of Molie Rathbone Owens, second wife of Rev. Owens. Nina graduated from High School in June 1910. She often journeyed to Belvidere to stay with her Grandma and Grandpa Owens. She also would help her aunt, Ida Hoagland Hawkins and Idaís husband, Lundy Hawkins, in their store in Coats, Kansas. Nina was a lover of animals, especially cats. Just to name a few - Blackie, a cat; Bob, the banta rooster, and King Anne, a dog. She nursed many sick animals back to life. Her motto being, "Where there is life there is hope." In 1915, Nina became the telephone operator for the Sun City Telephone Company. Nina eventually bought the phone company and was fully owner when it closed in 1956. During her reign at the telephone office, Nina provided 24 hour service, even though after 9 p.m. the calls were supposed to be "emergency calls" only. Nina enjoyed being outside and continued to farm the place of her parents after their death. At one time a stage coach line ran through the place; Nina feared the trail would be forgotten so she planted cedar trees along the trail to preserve it. Nina continued to live at the telephone office until 1976 when she entered the hospital for the first time in her life. Nina broke her hip and also suffered a stroke which led her to move to the Kiowa nursing home on April 18, 1977. Nina now lives at the Cunningham nursing home in Cunningham, Kansas. She has lived there since November 13, 1980.

Deloris, Cliff and R.H. 'Bill' Hoagland.

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland and Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Deloris, Cliff and R.H. 'Bill' Hoagland.
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland & Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Clifford Ray Hoagland was the fourth child of Hattie and Frank. He was born December 20, 1893 at Sun City, Kansas. He attended the schools at Sun City. Unlike his sisters he did not graduate from high school. Clifford married Laura Bernice Lott, daughter of George Washington Lott & Ella Bird (Van Horn) Lott on December 14, 1914 by A.G. Mullin, at Sun City. This marriage produced two children, Deloris Lee, who was born February 16, 1917 and Raymond Harold "Bill" who was born on September 24, 1921. Both children were born in Barber County. Deloris received her middle name from her grandmother Hattie Lee Owens Hoagland. Clifford was a farmer and rancher in Barber County. His wife, Bernice, was killed in a car wreck on the Lake City road in February 1962. She was on her way to see her husband who was a patient in the hospital. Clifford died on, March 3, 1963, after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Frank and Hattie were active in the community. Frank was a member of the Oddfellows and Hattie was a member of the Baptist church.

Hattie was scared of water and animals. As a child in West Virginia, Hattie and her sister, Dora, were boarding a river boat when Dora fell overboard, neither girl knew how to swim. Dora went under twice and the third time Hattie grabbed Doraís long hair and held on until help arrived.

Hattie was an excellent cook. She put up many varieties of fruits and vegetables for her family. Making jelly required one to stand over a cookstove for a long period of time. Hattie told a few girls that were out to her house that the steam from the jelly would make their complexions clear and beautiful. This made the girls anxious to stir the steaming jelly on a hot summer day with the sweat just rolling down their faces, thinking they would benefit from the steam! But Hattie knew better; or did she? It was said that she had the smoothest and clearest complexion of anyone around. Could this have been from perspiring while over a hot stove making jelly?

Frank and Hattie made their home in many places. When their children were small they lived in a little rock house west of Sun City; then the house at the farm (which was the former Bank of Sun City building - 2 rooms and the Hoaglands built on 3 rooms - Note: Bank of Sun City incorporated 6/21/1887 and closed before 1890 - exact date unknown); the Moad Place was their next home; their final home was in Sun City at which is now known as the Meadors Place.

Hattie suffered a stoke on February 24th and later died on March 11, 1944. Frank seemed lost without his wife and he later passed away on November 7, 1949. Just moments before his death, Frank pointed to a picture of Christ on the bedroom wall. Both Hattie and Frank were laid to rest at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Sun City, Kansas.


Sources:

  1. Personal interviews with Elloise Leffler
  2. Personal interviews with Elizabeth Covington Hoagland
  3. State of Missouri Death Certificate - Rebecca Knotts Lee
  4. John B. Lee Obituary - The News, Palestine, WV Feb. 12, 1897
  5. 1900 Jefferson County, MO Census - Rebecca Lee
  6. 1910 Jefferson County, MO Census - Rebecca Lee
  7. Barber County, Kansas probate records - Hattie Hoagland
  8. Barber County, Kansas probate records - Frank Hoagland
  9. Funeral Cards - Frank Hoagland & Hattie Hoagland
  10. Marriage License - Frank Hoagland & Hattie Owens
  11. 1900 Barber County, KS Census - Frank Hoagland
  12. 1870 Phelps County, MO Census - William Stoddard Hoagland
  13. 1943 and 1945 Driverís Licenses - Frank Hoagland
  14. Writings of Hattie Hoagland and Nina Hoagland


Gravestone for Frank Walker Hoagland and Hattie Lee (Owens) Hoagland,

Sunnyside Cemetery, Sun City, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Kim Fowles.
Gravestone for Frank Walker Hoagland and Hattie Lee (Owens) Hoagland,
Sunnyside Cemetery, Sun City, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo by Kim Fowles.

Frank Walker Hoagland, tintype taken in Rolla, Missouri.

Photo from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Frank Walker Hoagland, tintype taken in Rolla, Missouri.
Photo from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Hattie Lee Owens.

Photo taken in West Virginia.

Photo from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Hattie Lee Owens, photo taken in West Virginia.
Photograph from the collection of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Easter Dinner at the Hoaglands, 19 May 1908.

Left to right:  Nina P. Hoagland (Frank H.'s daughter), Frank Walker Hoagland (in front with moustache), Eliza Hastings, George Hastings (with beard), Edith F. Hoagland (Frank's daughter), I.O. Sherrod (the piano teacher). 

Photo courtesy of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Easter Dinner at the Hoaglands, 19 May 1908
Left to right: Nina P. Hoagland (Frank H.'s daughter), Frank Walker Hoagland (in front with moustache), Eliza Hastings, George Hastings (with beard), Edith F. Hoagland (Frank's daughter), I.O. Sherrod (the piano teacher).
Photo courtesy of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.


Also see:

William Stoddard Hoagland, father of Frank Hoagland.

Clifford Raymond Hoagland, son of Frank and Hattie Hoagland.

Raymond Harold "Bill" Hoagland, son of Clifford Raymond Hoagland and Laura Bernice (Lott) Hoagland, grandson of Frank and Hattie Hoagland, father of Ronnie Hoagland, grandfather of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Dora (Owens) Holmes, sister of Hattie (Owens) Hoagland and wife of William Holmes.

Nina Elloise Leffler, daughter of Edith F. (Hoagland) Leffler.

Charles Wesley Owens, father of Hattie Lee (Owens) Hoagland.

Township 31 South, Range XV West of the 6th P.M.
Map of the area southwest of Sun City, Kansas.
From Standard Atlas of Barber County, Kansas, 1905.


Thanks to Kim (Hoagland) Fowles for the photographs and for contributing the above information to this web site!

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