Raymond Harold "Bill" Hoagland and Eva (Morehead) Hoagland, Barber County, Kansas Barber County, Kansas.  

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Raymond Harold "Bill" Hoagland & Eva (Morehead) Hoagland

Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland and Eva (Morehead) Hoagland.

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland and Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland and Eva (Morehead) Hoagland
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland & Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland, Eva Hoagland and their son Ronnie Hoagland.

Taken at the McCoy Place west of Medicine Lodge which was owned by Cliff Hoagland.

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland and Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland, Eva Hoagland and their son Ronnie.
Taken at the McCoy Place west of Medicine Lodge which was owned by Cliff Hoagland.
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland & Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland and with his son Ronnie Hoagland on 'Old Red'.

Taken at Cliff Hoagland's ranch south of Lake City, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland and Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland and his son, Ronnie, on "Old Red".
Taken at Cliff Hoagland's ranch south of Lake City, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland & Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

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.

Deloris Hoagland and her brother,  R.H. 'Bill' Hoagland.

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

Rev. C.W. Owens with his great grandson, R.H. 'Bill' Hoagland.

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland and Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Rev. C.W. Owens with his great grandson, R.H. 'Bill' Hoagland.
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland & Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland as a child with some pigs.

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland and Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland with some pigs.
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland & Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland, US Navy, World War II.

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland and Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland, US Navy, World War II
Inducted 4 November 1943, Navy.
Service # 8670687.
Registered, order # 10046.
Place: Medicine Lodge, Barber Co. (Board # 1)
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland & Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
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Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland, at left, with Willy E. Brooks, US Navy, World War II.

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland and Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland, at left, with Willy E. Brooks
US Navy, World War II
Photo courtesy of Ronnie Hoagland & Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.

Vmail from Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland, US Navy, World War II, to his aunt, Nina Hoagland.

Letter courtesy of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Vmail from Raymond Harold 'Bill' Hoagland, US Navy, World War II, to his aunt, Nina Hoagland.
Letter courtesy of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.


R.H. Hoagland
USS Griffin Div 6
US Fleet Post Office
San Francisco, Calif
July 24 1944

To: Miss Nina Hoagland, Sun City, Kansas

Dear Nina
Well here I am writing again I have wrote you to (sic) or three letters and you haven't ans. them and guess maybe they ____ get there yet. Well how are you making ____. I am o.k. and feel fine. How is Elloise and Grandad? Has Grandad got over Grandma by now. I expect he gets pretty lonesome for her. Mom said Bob Rose would kid him about some old widow said Grandad would get mad and walk out. Wish I was there to help him with his work. I know he isn't able to do it. just hope he can stick it out till I get back then he can take life easy. Where is Mark McLain at now. Does any body ever hear from Gerald. What do you think of Ronnies pony. Eva said a lady asked him what his name was and he said just call me Bill. How is Grandma Lott. Tell her hello. Well I will have to close. Write soon. Write air mail.
Love Bill
R.H. Hoagland P 2/c


The Grandad and Grandma he refers to were Frank & Hattie Hoagland.
Elloise is Elloise Leffler - his first cousin.
Gerald is Gerald Lott - his first cousin.
Eva is his wife - Eva Hoagland.
Ronnie is his son - Ronnie Hoagland.
Grandma Lott is his grandmother, Ella Bird (Van Horn) Lott. (See: Van Horn Family Reunion at Sun City, Kansas: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2006)
Mark McLain's mother, Ruth (Massey) McLain, and Bill's mother, Bernice (Lott) Hoagland, were first cousins.

-- Note by Kim (Hoagland) Fowles, grand-daughter of R.H. "Bill" Hoagland.


USS Griffin (AS-13) at anchor off San Francisco, CA, 22 April 1943.

Photo from the US Navy archives.
USS Griffin (AS-13) at anchor off San Francisco, CA, 22 April 1943.
U.S. Navy Photograph.

Menu, U.S.S. Griffin, Luncheon Honoring the Cast of "Blithe Spirit", A U.S. Army Special Services Production, Saturday, 1 Sept 1945. This menu is from the collection of R.H. "Bill" Hoagland.

History of the USS Griffin (AS-13)

Submarine Tender USS Griffin in Australia during WWII

Photographs of USS Griffin (AS-13)


Company 989-43, Regiment 2, Battalion B, U.S. Naval Training Station, Farragut, Idaho - J.J. Murphy SP1/C Co. Cmdr. Dec. 27, 1943.

Photo courtesy of Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Company 989-43, Regiment 2, Battalion B, U.S. Naval Training Station, Farragut, Idaho - J.J. Murphy SP1/C Co. Cmdr. Dec. 27, 1943.
R.H. "Bill" Hoagland was part of this company and is one of the men in this photograph.
Photo courtesy of his grand-daughter, Kimberly (Hoagland) Fowles.
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Also see:

Raymond Harold Hoagland, who is with the U. S. Navy in the Pacific. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Hoagland, Lake City. -- Photos of Veterans.

Ella Lott, grandmother of Raymond Hoagland.

Clifford Raymond & Bernice Laura (Lott) Hoagland, parents of R.H. Hoagland.

Frank and Hattie (Owens) Hoagland, grandparents of R.H. "Bill" Hoagland. Lieutenant Gerald D. Lott, USNR, first cousin of Raymond Hoagland.


Gravestone for Raymond Harold Hoagland,

Sunnyside Cemetery, Sun City, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Kim Fowles.
Gravestone for Raymond Harold Hoagland ,
Sunnyside Cemetery, Sun City, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo by Kim Fowles.

"Raymond Harold Hoagland was born September 24, 1921 in Sun City, Barber County, Kansas, to Laura Bernice Lott & Clifford Ray Hoagland. He died November 9, 1985 in Hot Springs, South Dakota." -- Kim Fowles


Thanks to Ronnie Hoagland and Kim (Hoagland) Fowles for the photo of Bill Hoagland and Willy Brooks. (Willy Brooks was from Alabama.)

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