Calvin Elsworth Dragoo

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

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

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