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FEHL, . MAY S. RAGAN, Bellevue, Huron Co., OH. id'd postcard
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FEHL, . MAY S. RAGAN, Bellevue, Huron Co., OH. id'd postcard
FEHL, . MAY S. RAGAN, Bellevue, Huron Co., OH. id'd postcard

FEHL, . MAY S. RAGAN, Bellevue, Huron Co., OH. id'd postcard

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You are looking at an identified postcard that was sent to MISS MAE RAGAN, MONROE ST., BELLEVUE, OHIO, sometime between 1910 & 1920. This postcard has a postal mark but the year is almost impossible to make out.

The postcard is in nice shape, it is a bit dirty, has minimal corner wear, please see scans for details.

This is what I think the card says, "Read your card o.k. I was home Thursday, Grace was at home they were butchering at home on Thursday. This bears us all well. Good Bye Y.T.F. R.B." I thnk the postmark says CARROLTON, Dec., there is a CARROLTON, OHIO.

I have done some research on MAE RAGAN and this is what I found:

MAE or MAY S. RAGAN was born October 1893, BELLEVUE, HURON CO., OHIO., she was the daughter of CORA OWEN & EUGENE RAGAN. CORA & EUGENE married AUGUST 27, 1889, HURON CO., OH., MAE died Oct. 30, 1987, HURCON CO., OH.

MAY'S father may have died prior to 1900 because she is living with her mother, step-father and 2 half-sisters.

CORA N. OWEN RAGAN was born Feb. 1871, OH., she first married EUGENE RAGAN on August 27, 1889, BELLEVUE, OH., she married for the second time on Nov. 6, 1895, BELLEVUE, OH., to JAMES EGAN.

In the 1900 LYME, HURON, OH. census records she was listed as the mother of 3 living children.

CORA died April 8, 1939, BELLEVUE, HURON CO., OH., at the age of 66. The OHIO OBITUARY INDEX lists her husband as JAMES EGAN and her fathers first name as ALLEN.

JAMES EGAN died SEPT. 4, 1941, Bellevue, OH. at the age of 70, wife is listed as CORA OWEN and his father's first name is listed as MICHAEL.

MAY had 4 half-siblings: HAZEL EGAN, 1898 OH., CHARLES EGAN, 1899, OH., CLIFFORD EGAN, 1906, OH. & RUTH EGAN, 1911, OH.

Based on S.S. Records:

HAZEL EGAN remained single, I found HAZEL listed as being born June 12, 1897 and dying Nov. 10, 1981, BELLEVUE, HURON CO., OH. She is buried in BELLEVUE CEMETERY, BELLEVUE, HURON CO. OH. You can see the headstone at (there was a typo on her year of death)

CHARLES JAMES EGAN, born Feb. 9, 1899 and died August 16, 1966, BELLEVUE, OH. he married ALTA SMITH in 1923. ALTA F. EGAN, was born Aug. 7, 1905 and she died Oct. 13, 1989, BELLEVUE, OH.

CLIFFORD O. EGAN, was born Oct. 10, 1907 and he died May 10, 1968, he was married to Althea Kern. CLIFFORD is buried in BELLEVUE CEMETERY, HURON CO., OH. Pictures of headstone are at

RUTH O. EGAN was born Feb. 1911, BELLEVUE, OH. and according to records I found online, it appears that she remained single also, she was still living in 2002.


MAY S. RAGAN married BURLEIGH/BURLY T. FEHL, and they had daughters ALICE M. & KATHERINE M. FEHL and a son CHARLES P. FEHL.

KATHERINE FEHL was born Dec. 16, 1916, HURON CO., OH. and she died Feb. 4, 2009, NORWALK, OH., she was married to LOUIS D. THILL and they had children DAVID & JAMES.

CHARLES P. FEHL was born March 3, 1917, HURON CO., OH. and he died OCT. 25, 1988, CLEVELAND, OH. (s.s. index), he was married at the time of his death.

I have no information on ALICE FEHL

According to WWI DRAFT REG. CARDS, BURLEY P. FEHL was born in August 22, 1892, PA. , other records indicate he died JULY 10, 1964, TIFFIN, OH.

BURLEY'S parents were GEORGE & AMANDA FEHL, in 1900 they were living in HAINES, CENTRE, PA.

GEORGE FEHL was born August 1851, PA., AMANDA FEHL was born Sept. 1851, PA., they were married in 1873.

BURLEY had 2 siblings: CHARLES S. FEHL, born Dec. 1887, PA. & MARY J. FEHL, born April 1891, PA.

In 1910 BURLEY is living in LYME, HURON, OHIO and he is listed as brother-in-law to IDA BENDER, JR. I believe that BURLEY had a third sibling BERNADENE A. FEHL BENDER born 1876, PA.


In the 1930 BELLEVUE, HURON CO., census, JAMES & CORA EGAN FAMILY & MAY & BURLEIGH FEHL FAMILY lived right next door to each other. FEHL'S are at 148 HARRISON ST. & EGAN'S are at 144 HARRISON ST.

CORA'S parents were JAMES OWEN & MARY CATHERINE STRAYER. JAMES was born 1827, ESSEX CO., NY. & MARY CATHERINE was born 1830 and she died 1870, OH., she is buried in PHEAS CEMETERY, WILLIAMS CO., OHIO.

I have no additional information on these families
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