Calvin Elsworth Dragoo

Date of birth:  21 July 1891 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Date of death: 22 August 1953 Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, 24 August 1953

Calvin Dragoo
Dies Suddenly


Funeral Rites Will
Be Conducted Tuesday


An illness of only 15 minutes re­sulted in the death of Calvin Elsworth Dragoo, a Clark Township farmer, at his home Saturday night at 10:30 o’clock.

For 20 years he had been in failing health, but his condition had not been alarming. Saturday night he watched the wrestling matches on television and became ill after re­tiring.

The body has been brought to the Vandivier mortuary where services are to be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Donald P. Inglis, pastor of the Com­munity Congregational church, offi­ciating. Burial will be in Green­lawn cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening from 7 to 9 o’clock and Tuesday until time for the service. They are invited to attend the rites.

Moved to County

Mr. Dragoo was the son of the late Walter and Dora Mitchell Dra­goo and was born July 21, 1891, at Indianapolis. For a while he was a resident of Charleston, S. C., and after his marriage to Josephine Coy in 1918, he became a resident of Johnson County.

For one year, Mr. Dragoo served in the Marine Corps during World War I, being discharged in 1919. Prior to that he received his edu­cation in the public grade schools of the county.

He was a member of the Com­munity Congregational church.

The widow survives with a son, Donald Wayne Dragoo, of Pitts­burgh, Pa.; the step-mother, Mrs. Anna Dragoo of Norman, Okla.; six half-brothers, Ray Dragoo, Marshall Dragoo, Max Dragoo, Donald Dra­goo, Wilbur Dragoo and John Dra­goo, all of Oklahoma; and four half-sisters, Mrs. Grace Stephens, of Oregon; Mrs. Myrtle Mitchell, Mrs. Lella Smith, of Oklahoma; and Mrs. Laura Loftis, of California.

A brother, Guy Dragoo, was killed at Branch’s Station in 1908.

Submitted by Mark Wirey