Melvin Lawson Bagwell

M, b. 28 August 1909, d. 11 June 1970
     Served as Technician 5th Grade( TEC5) 25 Base Post Office during World War II. Melvin Lawson Bagwell was born on 28 August 1909 in San Jose County, California. He was the son of John Quincy Bagwell and Anna Watts. Melvin Lawson Bagwell married Catherin Deane Conn on 14 September 1939 at Lewis and Clark County, Montana. Melvin Lawson Bagwell died on 11 June 1970 in Austin, Travis County, Texas, at age 60. He was buried at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota.

Ira Emerson Boring

M, b. 20 July 1886, d. 10 November 1962
     Ira Emerson Boring was born on 20 July 1886 in Kansas. He married Alta Iona Bagwell, daughter of John Quincy Bagwell and Anna Watts, on 20 February 1926. Ira Emerson Boring died on 10 November 1962 in Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, at age 76 Ira Emerson Boring, son of George and Lela Boring, was born in Kansas July 20, 1886, and died at St. Francis hospital in Grinnell Nov. 10, 1962, following a long illness.

Mr. Boring grew up in his native community and moved to Princeton, Mo. where he attended rural schools. Living most of his adult life in Iowa, he came to Malcom about ten years ago where he lived the remainder of his life. He worked as a carpenter until retirement.

He was married to Alta Bagwell at Warsaw, Mo. Feb. 20, 1926.

Survivors include his widow, Alta, of Malcom; a sister, Mrs. Grace Ash of Trenton, Mo; two step-children, Virgil Dykes of Langley, Okla., and Mrs. Sylvia Shaw of Malcom; four step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held November 14 at Bramer's funeral home in Brooklyn in charge of the Rev. G.H. Hulsebus. Burial was in Ivy Hill cemetery. He was buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery, Malcom, Poweshiek County, Iowa.

Lillie E. (?)

F, b. 29 October 1891, d. 30 October 1987
     Lillie E. (?) was born on 29 October 1891.1 She married Cecil Edthridge Bagwell, son of John Quincy Bagwell and Anna Watts, after 1905. Lillie E. (?) died on 30 October 1987 at age 96.1 She was buried at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.1

Citations

  1. [S4017] Lillie E Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Willie Bagwell

M, b. 17 June 1902, d. 18 January 1909
     Willie Bagwell was born on 17 June 1902.1 He was the son of John Quincy Bagwell and Anna Watts. Willie Bagwell died on 18 January 1909 at age 6.1 He was buried at New Zion Cemetery, Davenport, Lincoln County, Oklahoma.1

Citations

  1. [S4028] Willie Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

William Chester "Bill" Bailey

M, b. 9 December 1899, d. September 1986
     William Chester "Bill" Bailey was born on 9 December 1899 in Owingsville, Bath County, Kentucky. He married Winifred "Winnie" Bagwell, daughter of John Quincy Bagwell and Anna Watts, on 22 February 1922 at Chandler, Lincoln County, Oklahoma. William Chester "Bill" Bailey died in September 1986 in Chandler, Lincoln County, Oklahoma, at age 86 Bill was a son of William Warren Bailey and Mary Belle (Myers) Bailey.
Around 1905, William, Mary and their family left Kentucky and arrived in the Oklahoma Territory. Shortly after their arrival, William died of fever and Mary was left to raise their seven children and work the farm. In 1908 Mary re-married, marrying Andrew Clark.
Bill was only around 6 years of age when he lost his father and along with the other children was needed to help with the farm work.
Per obit for his mother Mary Belle (Myers) Bailey Pryor.
She was born in Bath county, Kentucky May 10, 1866 - (dtr of Owen Myers and Annie (Bartlett) She was married to William Warren Bailey Nov. 2, 1887. She was united in marriage to F.W. Pryor (Fillmore) on July 10, 1926 in Oklahoma. (Fillmore was a widower). She died July 4, 1941 at Mangum, Oklahoma.
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William Bailey - Graveside services for William Chester ("Bill") Bailey, 86, Chandler, were Monday, Sept. 29,at Oak Park cemetery, Chandler. Rev. Mike Mitchell, Davenport, officiated.
Bailey was born Dec. 9, 1899, at Owensboro, Ky. He died Saturday Sept. 27, at a Chandler nursing home.
He lived in Lincoln County most of his life.
He married Winnie Bagwell on Feb. 22, 1922, at Chandler.
Bailey was a retired farmer. he attended the Assembly of God church.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Faye Tackett Chandler; a brother, Owen Bailey, Stroud; a sister, Betty Phipps, Davenport, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were directed by Curry-Parks Funeral Home, Chandler.
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Lincoln County News, Thurs., Oct 2, 1986. He was buried at Oak Park Cemetery, Chandler, Lincoln County, Oklahoma.

Jacob Brown Muir

M, b. 30 October 1868, d. 9 December 1953
     Jacob Brown Muir was born on 30 October 1868 in Pennsylvania. He married Sylva Ettie Bagwell, daughter of John Quincy Bagwell and Emily Caroline "Carrie" Garber, on 2 March 1892. Jacob Brown Muir died on 9 December 1953 at age 85. He was buried at Kirwin Cemetery, Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas.

Martha C. Bagwell

F, b. 1884, d. October 1886
     Martha C. Bagwell was born in 1884.1 She was the daughter of John Quincy Bagwell and Emily Caroline "Carrie" Garber. Martha C. Bagwell died in October 1886.1 She was buried at Kirwin Cemetery, Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas.1

Citations

  1. [S4026] Martha C. Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Sybil Hollis

F, b. 1 September 1928, d. 11 December 2006
     Sybil Hollis was born on 1 September 1928. She married Albert Lamar Bagwell, son of Samuel Whitfield Bagwell and Alice "Allie" Barnes, after 1940. Sybil Hollis died on 11 December 2006 at age 78. She was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Calhoun County, Mississippi.

Jennie Gertrude Farnham

F, b. 18 May 1889, d. 23 October 1960
     Jennie Gertrude Farnham was born on 18 May 1889 in Kansas. She married Austin Clemons Bagwell, son of John Quincy Bagwell and Emily Caroline "Carrie" Garber, before 1903. Jennie Gertrude Farnham died on 23 October 1960 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, at age 71. She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach), Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.

Children of Jennie Gertrude Farnham and Austin Clemons Bagwell

Inez Bagwell

F, b. 5 November 1902, d. 30 July 1970
     Inez Bagwell was born on 5 November 1902 in Nebraska. She was the daughter of Austin Clemons Bagwell and Jennie Gertrude Farnham. Inez Bagwell died on 30 July 1970 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, at age 67.

Edna A. Bagwell

F, b. 16 April 1905, d. 3 July 1924
     Edna A. Bagwell was born on 16 April 1905 in Nebraska. She was the daughter of Austin Clemons Bagwell and Jennie Gertrude Farnham. Edna A. Bagwell died on 3 July 1924 at age 19. She was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Morgan, Morgan County, Colorado.

Sidney Melvin Bagwell

M, b. 22 March 1908, d. 10 April 1972
     Sidney Melvin Bagwell was born on 22 March 1908 in Nebraska.1 He was the son of Austin Clemons Bagwell and Jennie Gertrude Farnham. He enlisted in the US Army on 24 September 1940 and served during World War II. Sidney Melvin Bagwell died on 10 April 1972 at age 64.1 He was buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; Plot: 147, F-2.1

Citations

  1. [S3458] Sidney M Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Alice Virginia Elliott

F, b. 11 January 1876, d. 18 February 1979
     Alice Virginia Elliott was born on 11 January 1876 in Bowie, Texas. She married Charles Milton Bagwell, son of Nathaniel Robbins Bagwell and Sarah Elizabeth Rogers, on 28 January 1893 at Red River, Texas. Alice Virginia Elliott died on 18 February 1979 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, at age 103.

Children of Alice Virginia Elliott and Charles Milton Bagwell

Guyle Lynne Bagwell

M, b. 30 October 1894, d. 24 September 1904
     Guyle Lynne Bagwell was born on 30 October 1894 in Texas. He was the son of Charles Milton Bagwell and Alice Virginia Elliott. Guyle Lynne Bagwell died on 24 September 1904 in Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, at age 9. He was buried at Goodland Cemetery, Choctaw County, Oklahoma.

John Lemoyne Bagwell

M, b. 14 October 1898, d. 2 July 1977
     John Lemoyne Bagwell was born on 14 October 1898 in Gladewater, Gregg County, Texas. He was the son of Charles Milton Bagwell and Alice Virginia Elliott. John Lemoyne Bagwell married Emma Hollecker on 21 November 1921 at Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma. John Lemoyne Bagwell died on 2 July 1977 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, at age 78. He was buried at Sons of Hermann Cemetery, Orange Grove, Jim Wells County, Texas.

Children of John Lemoyne Bagwell and Emma Hollecker

Irene Wrey Bagwell

F, b. 5 August 1901, d. 4 May 1960
     Irene Wrey Bagwell was born on 5 August 1901 in Cass County, Texas. She was the daughter of Charles Milton Bagwell and Alice Virginia Elliott. Irene Wrey Bagwell died on 4 May 1960 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, at age 58.

Pauline Faye Bagwell

F
     Pauline Faye Bagwell is the daughter of Charles Milton Bagwell and Alice Virginia Elliott.

Charles Jones Bagwell

M, b. 13 June 1907, d. 18 January 1988
     Charles Jones Bagwell was born on 13 June 1907 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. He was the son of Charles Milton Bagwell and Alice Virginia Elliott. Charles Jones Bagwell married Rilla E. (?) after 1923. Charles Jones Bagwell died on 18 January 1988 at age 80. He was buried at Okmulgee Cemetery, Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.

Mary Ellen Finney

F, b. June 1872, d. 30 April 1949
     Mary Ellen Finney was born in June 1872 in Mississippi. She married William D. Bagwell, son of Peter Crawford Bagwell and Malissa Johnston, on 6 February 1886 at Ashley County, Arkansas. Mary Ellen Finney and William D. Bagwell lived in 1900 in Gaines, Chicot County, Arkansas. Mary Ellen Finney and William D. Bagwell lived in 1910 in Rayville, Richland County, Louisiana. Mary Ellen Finney and William D. Bagwell lived in 1920 in Jeter, Choctaw County, Oklahoma. Mary Ellen Finney was buried at Springs Chapel Cemetery, Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma. She died on 30 April 1949 at age 76.

Children of Mary Ellen Finney and William D. Bagwell

Minnie Bagwell

F, b. 1892
     Minnie Bagwell was born in 1892 in Arkansas. She was the daughter of William D. Bagwell and Mary Ellen Finney. As of circa 1922,her married name was Witt. Minnie Bagwell married Raymond L. Witt circa 1922.

May Fannie Bagwell

F, b. 13 February 1900, d. 11 June 1980
     May Fannie Bagwell was born on 13 February 1900 in Arkansas. She was the daughter of William D. Bagwell and Mary Ellen Finney. As of 29 July 1920,her married name was Holt. May Fannie Bagwell married Elmer Wilson Holt on 29 July 1920 at White County, Arkansas. May Fannie Bagwell died on 11 June 1980 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, at age 80.

Elmer Wilson Holt

M, b. 10 May 1896, d. 2 March 1972
     Elmer Wilson Holt was born on 10 May 1896 in Ashford County, Arkansas. He married May Fannie Bagwell, daughter of William D. Bagwell and Mary Ellen Finney, on 29 July 1920 at White County, Arkansas. Elmer Wilson Holt died on 2 March 1972 in Burkburnett, Witchita County, Texas, at age 75.

Lillian Belle Bagwell

F, b. March 1890, d. March 1973
     Lillian Belle Bagwell was born in March 1890 in Arkansas. She was the daughter of William D. Bagwell and Mary Ellen Finney. As of before 1915,her married name was Moore. Lillian Belle Bagwell married John W. Moore before 1915. Lillian Belle Bagwell died in March 1973 in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

(?) Sullivan

M, b. before 1850
     (?) Sullivan was born before 1850.

Children of (?) Sullivan

John Lawrence Sullivan

M, b. 15 October 1858, d. 2 February 1918
     John Lawrence Sullivan was born on 15 October 1858 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the son of (?) Sullivan. He was also known as the Boston Strong Boy, was recognized as the first Heavyweight Champion of gloved boxing (Whites only) from February 7, 1882, to 1892, and is generally recognized as the last heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing (Whites only) under the London Prize Ring Rules. He was the first American athlete to earn over one million dollars.

He was born in the South End[1] neighborhood of Boston to Irish immigrant parents, Michael Sullivan from Abbeydorney, County Kerry and the former Catherine Kelly from Athlone, County Westmeath/County Roscommon. Sullivan was nicknamed The Boston Strongboy. As a youth he was arrested several times for participating in bouts where the sport was outlawed, and he went on exhibition tours offering people money to fight him. In 1879, when he challenged anyone (except for Negroes) in America to fight him for $500, Sullivan had won over 450 fights in his career.
In 1883–84 Sullivan went on a coast-to-coast tour by train with five other boxers. It was scheduled to comprise 195 performances in 136 different cities and towns over 238 days. To help promote the tour, Sullivan announced that he would box anyone (as long as they were White) at any time during the tour under the Queensberry Rules for $250. He knocked out eleven men during the tour.

In Sullivan's era, no formal boxing titles existed. He became a champion after defeating Paddy Ryan in Mississippi City, near Gulfport, Mississippi on February 7, 1882 since Negroes were not permitted to compete. Modern authorities have retroactively labelled Ryan the "Heavyweight Champion of America", but any claim to Ryan's being a "world champion" would have been dubious; he'd never contended internationally as Sullivan had. Depending on the modern authority, Sullivan was first considered world heavyweight champion either in 1888 when he fought Charley Mitchell in France, or the following year when he knocked out Jake Kilrain in round 75 of a scheduled 80-round bout. Arguably the real first World Heavyweight champion was Jem Mace who defeated Tom Allen in 1870 at Kenner, Louisiana, but strong anti-British sentiment within the mostly Irish American boxing community at that time chose to disregard him. When the modern authorities talk of the heavyweight championship of the world, they are probably referring to the championship belt presented to Sullivan in Boston on August 8, 1887. The belt was inscribed Presented to the Champion of Champions, John L. Sullivan, by the Citizens of the United States. Its centerpiece featured the flags of the US, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Mitchell came from Birmingham, England and fought Sullivan in 1883, knocking him down in the first round. Their second meeting took place in 1888 on the grounds of a chateau at Chantilly, France in driving rain. It went on for more than two hours, at the end of which both men were unrecognisable and had suffered much loss of blood; neither could lift his arms to punch and the contest was considered a draw.
The local gendarmerie arrived at this point and managed to arrest Mitchell, who spent the next few days in a cell and was later fined by the local magistrate,[citation needed] boxing being illegal in France at that time.[citation needed] Sullivan managed to evade the law, swathed in bandages, and was taken back across the English Channel to spend the next few weeks convalescing in Liverpool. Mitchell acted as Sullivan's corner man for many years after.

The Kilrain fight is considered to be a turning point in boxing history because it was the last world title bout fought under the London Prize Ring Rules and therefore the last bare-knuckle heavyweight title bout. It was one of the first American sporting events to receive national press coverage.
For the first time, newspapers carried extensive pre-fight coverage, reporting on the fighters' training and speculating on where the bout would take place. The center of activity was New Orleans, but the governor of Louisiana had forbidden the fight in that state. Sullivan had trained for months in Belfast, New York under trainer William Muldoon, whose biggest problem had been keeping Sullivan from liquor.
Rochester reporter Arch Merrill commented that occasionally Sullivan would "escape" from his guard, and the cry was heard in the village, "John L. is loose again. Send for Muldoon!" Muldoon would snatch the champ away from the bar and take him back to their training camp.
On July 8, 1889, an estimated 3000 spectators boarded special trains for the secret location, which turned out to be Richburg, a town just south of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The fight began at 10:30 the following morning, and it looked as if Sullivan was going to lose, especially after he vomited during the 44th round. But the champion got his second wind after that, and Kilrain's manager finally threw in the towel after the 75th round.

Undefeated at that point, Sullivan did not defend his title for the next four years.


Corbett licks Sullivan
Sullivan agreed to defend his title in 1892, against challenger "Gentleman Jim" Corbett. The match was on 7 September in New Orleans. It began at 9PM in the electrically illuminated Olympic Club in the upper Ninth Ward neighborhood now known as Bywater section, the venue filled to its 10,000 person capacity despite hefty ticket prices ranging from $5 to $15 (approximately $117 to $353 in 2009 dollars). The heavyweight contest occurred under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules, but it was neither the first title fight under those rules nor was it the first title fight using boxing gloves. Corbett was younger, faster and his boxing technique enabled him to dodge Sullivan's crouch and rush style. In the 21st round Corbett landed a smashing left "audible throughout the house" that put Sullivan down for good. Sullivan was counted out and Corbett declared the new champion. When Sullivan was able to get back to his feet, he announced to the crowd, "if I had to get licked I'm glad I was licked by an American".
Sullivan is considered the last bare-knuckle champion because no champion after him fought bare-knuckled. However, Sullivan had fought with gloves under the Marquess of Queensberry Rules as early as 1880 and he only fought bare knuckle three times in his entire career (Ryan 1882, Mitchell 1888, and Kilrain 1889). His bare-knuckle image was created because both his infrequent fights from 1888 up to the Corbett fight in 1892 had been bare-knuckle.

Sullivan retired to Abington but appeared in several exhibitions over the next 12 years, including a three-rounder against Tom Sharkey and a final two-rounder against Jim McCormick in 1905 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He continued his various careers outside boxing such as stage actor, speaker, celebrity baseball umpire, sports reporter, and bar owner.
Overweight and unhealthy from a long life of overindulging in food and drinks as well as from the effects from prizefighting, Sullivan died at age 59 and is buried in the Old Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan, now a neighborhood of Boston. He died with barely 10 dollars in his pocket.
John Lawrence Sullivan died on 2 February 1918 at age 59.

Sandra Mahler1,2

F
     Sandra Mahler married Charles Burton Bagwell Jr., son of Charles Burton Bagwell and Carmen Samano, in August 1983.1,2

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.
  2. [S3600] Email from Brittany Bagwell dated April 2016 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Charles B Bagwell Jr Family.

Mathew Bagwell1

M
     Mathew Bagwell is the son of Charles Burton Bagwell Jr. and Sandra Mahler.1

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.

Brittany K. Bagwell1

F
     Brittany K. Bagwell is the daughter of Charles Burton Bagwell Jr. and Sandra Mahler.1 Brittany K. Bagwell married Matthew Spencer Yates, son of George Denton, on 4 November 2015.1

Child of Brittany K. Bagwell

Child of Brittany K. Bagwell and Matthew Spencer Yates

Citations

  1. [S3600] Email from Brittany Bagwell dated April 2016 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Charles B Bagwell Jr Family.
  2. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.

George Denton1,2

M
     George Denton is the son of Brittany K. Bagwell.1,2

Child of George Denton

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.
  2. [S3600] Email from Brittany Bagwell dated April 2016 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Charles B Bagwell Jr Family.

Darla Denise Zarate1

F
     Darla Denise Zarate married Joseph Gerald Bagwell, son of Charles Burton Bagwell and Carmen Samano, on 12 September 1999.1

Citations

  1. [S2338] Email from Joseph Bagwell dated September 2012 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Carmen Samano.