Barber County Kansas
Elmer Ellsworth Hagerman
Elmer Ellsworth Hagerman,
Barber County, Kansas. April 1887.
Photo from the collection of Jim Giles.
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"Here is another picture of a school where Elmer E. Hagerman taught. You'll notice a one-legged man on the left - that was my grandfather. He lost his leg in 1898 to bone cancer but went on teaching. He drove a horse and buggy from Medicine Lodge to the school where he taught. How he was able to put the harness on and hitch it to the buggy I'll never know. He died when I was 4 years old so I don't remember seeing him leave for work." -- Jim Giles
Lasswell Post Office and General Store, Barber County, Kansas.
My grandmother ran the Post Office and store, located about 7 miles SW of Medicine Lodge, while my grandfather taught in the Lasswell school. From right to left: Chester Hagerman (killed in France in WWI) Margeret Hagerman (my mother), Elmer Hagerman, Sibyl Hagerman, Susie Hagerman (my grandmother), Ralph Hagerman and an unidentified person. Photo courtesy of Jim Giles.
Elmer Hagerman in a Barber County classroom
James Giles, grandson of Elmer E. Hagerman.
Thanks to Jim Giles for contributing the above information and images to this web site!