Ohio Biographies

Roy Hagler

An enumeration of the representative citizens of Favette county would be incomplete without specific mention of the well-known and popular gentleman whose name introduces this sketch. A member of one of the old and highly-esteemed families of this locality and himself a public-spirited man of affairs, he has stamped the impress of his individuality upon the community and added luster to the honorable name which he bears. having always been actuated by a spirit of fairness in his dealings with the world in general, and leaving no stone unturned whereby he might benefit his own condition as well as that of his friends and the favored section of the great commonwealth in which he has been content to spend his life. Straightforward and unassuming, genial and obliging, Mr. Hagler enjoys the goodwill and respect of a wide circle of friends throughout this part of the state.

Roy Hagler, farmer and stock raiser of Jefferson township. Fayette county. Ohio, was born on August 17, 1870, on the old Hagler homestead where his father was born. He is the son of Jesse and Angeline (Rodgers) Hagler and was one of a family of three children, the other two being Howard, the oldest son, and Gertrude, wife of V. R. McCoy. Jesse Hagler, father of the immediate subject, was born on October 22, 1823, being the son of Isaac and Susan (Stuckey) Hagler, the former having come from his native home in Virginia and located in this county in 1811. Throughout his life he followed the vocation of farming and was one of the pioneers of this section. He purchased the farm on which his grandson, Roy, makes his home, comprising some three hundred and sixty acres, for six dollars and twenty-five cents per acre. Being a man of more than ordinary intelligence, he was one of the foremost men of his time in this community and left the impress of his individuality upon not only the material aspect of this then new section, but upon its moral and educational life as well. He and his faithful wife lie buried upon the homestead where they spent so many active years of life. After the death of Isaac Hagler, Jesse, the son, took over the management of the home place and there passed his entire life, his death occurring on February 12, 1900. He, too, was a man of prominence in the community and well filled his place in life. He received his education in the schools of Jefferson township and was a man of broad ideas and generous impulses. His three children received excellent educations in addition to careful home training, thus well fitting them for their places in life. He was highly respected by a large circle of friends and his death was a distinct shock to the community in which his entire life had been passed.

In his youth Roy Hagler attended the schools of the community, principally the Creamer school, an educational landmark of this section, which education was supplemented by a course at the Ohio State University. His brother also attended the university, while the sister was sent to the Granville school. From the time he was a young boy he took an interest in the affairs of the home farm and during the spare time, while attending school, he was receiving from his father careful instruction in the secrets of successful husbandry. Tje family life of Mr. Hagler was ideal, all working together for the common good and not until the father's death was the land divided. The Hagler farm is located on the Jamestown road, about five miles northwest of Washington C. H., the residence being one of the finest in the county. It contains nine rooms and is constructed of iron clay brick. Its location is ideal, being set back off the main road and surrounded by attractive shrubbery and trees. Mr. Hagler is quite successful in raising the crops best adapted to this section and has an enviable reputation as a raiser of good cattle and horses. He prefers the Angus breed of cattle and his horses are the Belgian variety, his stables producing many fine specimens.

Mr. Hagler chose as his wife Flora Robinson, daughter of George F. and Lavina (Bramble) Robinson, to whom he was united in marriage on November 30, 1898. They are the parents of four children, namely: Ruth, Jesse, Mary and Alfred, all of whom are attending school and all of whom are worthy representatives of this honorable family. The family having remained in this county since early pioneer times, many incidents of family history are identified with well known county landmarks. Hagler Station, on the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton railroad, receives its name from the family.

Mr. Hagler is deeply interested in any movement having as its object the advancement of any community interest, being regarded as one of the best citizens of this sectipm. The entire family is well liked and respected by a large circle of friends, and having been found faithful to every trust of life, Mr. Hagler is well deserving the high esteem in which he is held by all who know him.


From History of Fayette County Ohio - Her People, Industries and Institutions by Frank M. Allen (1914, R. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.)