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Daggett - William P.

William P. DAGGETT

Source: Crawfordsville Review Thursday Feb 17, 1916

William P. DAGGETT 72 one of the widely known men of the county died Wednesday afternoon at his home on S Water Street of a form of stomach trouble that had troubled him some years but which did not become acute untl Sunday last at which time he took to his bed gradually growing worse until the end. Mr. Dagett was born in Rush County Indiana May 23, 1843 and grew to manhood in that locality. When the war between the states broke out he enlisted first as a drummer boy and later as an enlisted man in the 116th Indiana Volunteers. At the expiration of this enlistment he joined the 19th regiment cavalry and served to the end of the war. Shortly after the war, Mr. Dagett came to Montgomery County and worked at the trade of a millwright. Later he was in the feed business. 17 years ago he was made a carrier on one of the first of two mail routes going out of the city and was so employed at the time of his death. Mr.. Daggett was a man of winning personality and had a sympathetic word for those who were afflicted or downcast. He made friends in all walks of life and his cheery greetings to young and old were characteristic. He will be much issed by his family and comrades and by the patrons of rural route two whom he served so long and faithfully. The deceased was a faithful member of McPherson Post GAR of this city and at the time of his death post commander. He was also an honorary member of the general Manson circle of the ladies of the GAR and a member of the CHristian Church. Mrs. Daggett was twice married. One son, EP Daggett of the first union survives. His widow, Sallie Dgeett and two step daughters Irene and Myrtle Lewark also survive. The funeral arrangements will be made today. - kbz
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