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Homer Fred Hoagland

Homer Fred Hoagland.

Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles.
Homer Fred Hoagland
Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles

Back row, left to right:  Ralph Hoagland, Homer Hoagland, Lon Hoagland, Fred Hoagland.

Front row, left to right: Maudine Reipe Hoagland, Lenora (Coles)
Hoagland, Alma (Barnard) Hoagland, Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland.

Thanksgiving Day, 1965.  

Photo from the collection of Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland, courtesy of Kim Fowles.
Back, L to R: Ralph Hoagland, Homer Hoagland, Lon Hoagland, Fred Hoagland.
Front, L to R: Maudine Reipe Hoagland, Lenora (Coles) Hoagland, Alma (Barnard) Hoagland, Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland.
Thanksgiving Day, 1965.
Photo from the collection of Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland, courtesy of Kim Fowles.


The Barber County Index, March 15, 1973.

HOMER FRED HOAGLAND

Homer Fred Hoagland, 92, died Tuesday, March 13, at the Pratt County Hospital. He was born April 6, 1880, at Rolla, Mo., and married Lenora Belle Coles on July 27, 1919, at Medicine Lodge.

He was a retired farmer and a member of the Sun City Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow; sons, Lon N., Pratt, Fred H. and Ralph S., both of Wichita; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 15, at Forsyth Funeral Home, with Rev. Bill Burkholder officiating. Burial will be in Sun City cemetery.


The Barber County Index, June 11, 1902.

Hoagland - Rowley

Homer F. Hoagland and Alice M. Rowley, both of Sun City, were united in marriage by Probate Judge Lacy last Thursday, June 5, 1902.

The groom is one of the most prosperous young farmers of the community in which he lives and the bride is a daughter of the late ex-Commissioner N. G. Rowley. Her mother is now Mrs. Isaac Sharp of this city. Mrs. Hoagland is loved and respected by all who know her and her husband is entitled to the hearty congratulations of his friends.


The Chosen Land: Barber County, Kansas, pg. 233.

Homer Hoagland

I, Lenora B. Hoagland, married Homer Fred Hoagland in 1919. This is our story: Homer Fred Hoagland (1880-1973) was a Barber County Commissioner from 1928 until 1942. He was a vital part of the county's growth. Homer was brought to the county from his native Rolla, Missouri in a covered wagon in 1884. His parents, William S. and Cassandra Hoagland, first settled a claim south of Coats in Barber County. In the late eighty's they moved their family to Sun City, leasing the old Whitaker Hotel before purchasing the Jimmy Miles Hotel.

Homer remembered 1898 as a busy year. He was one of forty men in the last General Round-Up in Barber County - Jack Larkin was foreman and Denver Boggs was cook. Later, Homer was in Dodge City when Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders came through. Brother Ed kept Homer from joining them. He worked at the Turkey Track Ranch near Ashland and later for Mrs. Rawley on the Dickerson Ranch until she sold the ranch in 1901 to Charley S. Marty.

Alice Marian Rawley was born in Sun City September 18, 1881. Homer married her in 1902. They bought the Lockert house west of Sun City where Lon was born in 1903. Homer built a brick home in Sun City where Fred Homer was born in 1912. This house was later sold to the Ward family.

In 1910 when Ed Stewart established the Sun City bank the officers were: George Lott, President; Homer Hoagland, Vice President; and Ed Stewart, Cashier.

Homer was in business with Lundy Hawkins for two years before buying his ranch east of Sun City from Wolleslagels in 1914. They were living there when Alice died February 9, 1918.

My parents, Alfred S. and Hattie B. Coles were living in Dayton, Missouri when I was born on November 20, 1894. We moved to Barber county in 1903. I was teaching in Sun City when I met Homer Hoagland. He was a member of the school board. We were married July 27, 1919. Our son, Ralph was born November 8, 1920.

We lived on the ranch and in 1928 built our house east of Sun City. Homer loved cattle. He enjoyed telling us how he started his herd with a $5.00 Jersey steer and a $10.00 one-eyed white face.

Homer and Alice and Lon were converted and joined the Sun City Baptist church in 1912. I was a Baptist when I married Homer and we continued to be active in the church. I played the organ and taught Sunday School.

Lon married Alma Barnard of Medicine Lodge in 1927. Ralph married Gladys Maudine Reipe of Sun City in 1939. Fred married Elizabeth Covington, a Missouri native, in 1941.

In 1965, Homer and I moved our house to 506 North Adams in Medicine Lodge. Last year I moved to the Indian Hills Lodge where I enjoy being near many of my long time friends.

By Lenora B. Hoagland.


Homer Fred Hoagland, his mother Cassandra (Fulton) Hoagland and his sister Jessie Hoagland.

Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles.
Homer Fred Hoagland, his mother Cassandra (Fulton) Hoagland and his sister Jessie Hoagland
Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles

Alice Marion Rowley Hoagland and Homer Fred Hoagland near Sun City, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland.
Alice Marion Rowley Hoagland and Homer Fred Hoagland near Sun City, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland.

The home built by Homer Hoagland in Sun City, Kansas.

Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles.
The home built by Homer Hoagland in Sun City, Kansas.
Photo from the collection of Kim Fowles

"This home was built by Homer Hoagland, he and his wife lived here before they lived in the home they purchased from CH Douglass. This home is still standing in Sun City and as far as I know it has not been occupied since Monte & Minnie Ward died many years ago (before my time). The home is now, in 2005, owned by Helen Ward Axtell of Pratt." -- Kim Fowles, 21 August 2005.

The Homer and Alice Hoagland home on the east side of Sun City, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland.
The Homer and Alice Hoagland home on the east side of Sun City, Kansas.
Alice Hoagland is standing in the front yard; the house formerly belonged to C.H. Douglass; it was bulldozed in 2005.
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland.

The Homer and Alice Hoagland home on the east side of Sun City, Kansas.

The identity of the child in this photo is unknown.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland.
The Homer and Alice Hoagland home on the east side of Sun City, Kansas.
The identity of the child in this photo is unknown.
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland.

Left to right:

Ira Kennedy, Homer Hoagland (arm in a sling), Miles Johnson, Roy Hammond.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland.
Left to right: Ira Kennedy, Homer Hoagland (arm in a sling), Miles Johnson, Roy Hammond.
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland.

Gravestone of Homer Fred Hoagland, Sunnyside Cemetery, Sun City, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
Gravestone of Homer Fred Hoagland
April 6, 1880 - Mar. 13, 1973
Sunnyside Cemetery, Sun City, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles

Gravestone of Lenora B. Hoagland, second wife of Homer F. Hoagland, Sunnyside Cemetery, Sun City, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
Gravestone of Lenora B. Hoagland, 2nd wife of Homer F. Hoagland
Nov. 20, 1894 - June 4, 1983
Sunnyside Cemetery, Sun City, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles

WWI Draft Registration card for Homer Fred Hoagland of Sun City, Barber County, Kansas.
Draft Registration card: Homer Fred Hoagland, Sun City, Barber County, Kansas.

United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.



William Stoddard Hoagland, father of Homer Fred Hoagland.

Alice Marian (Rowley) Hoagland was the first wife of Homer Fred Hoagland.

Roundup in Barber County, 1894., a photo which includes Homer Hoagland.

Frank and Hattie (Owens) Hoagland

Lon N. Hoagland, son of Homer Fred Hoagland, grandson of William S. Hoagland.

Four Cemeteries (near Sun City), Barber County Index, November 24, 1927. (An interview with Homer Hoagland about old cemeteries on his land near Sun City, Kansas.)


Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news articles to this web site, and to Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland and Kim Fowles for contributing the photographs!

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