Hi, I went looking for a obituary for you and found a family history in "Seneca County, Ohio History & Families" compiled by Seneca County Genealogical Society, 1998.
GEORGE L. BAGLEY George Leonard Bagley, born June 27, 1921, is the youngest of 11 children born to George Edward and Elizabeth (Fisher) Bagley.He spent his youth in the Tiffin and rural Green Springs area.He worked in farming and for the Nickle Plate Railroad section gang at Old Fort.During this time he met his future wife, Evelyn Annabell Stiger, daughter of Ralph Thomas Stiger (1895-1975) and Agnes Ruth (Humes)Stiger (1895-1971).George and Evelyn would not be married until after George's return from service in the army during the Pacific Theater of World War II.Upon his discharge he returned to Seneca County and married Evelyn in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Old Fort, August 10, 1946.They built a house in Old Fort and had two daughters.Pamela Ann (1954) and Sharon Ruth (1957).Working with a trade he learned in the army, George became employed by Zayer, Sattler and Bush Chevrolet dealerships as either the service manager or mechanic.He retired from Rose Motor Sales in 1987.After Evelyn's sudden death on December 14, 1984 at the age of 66, he moved from his Old Fort home to rural Green Springs.
George Edward (1882-1955) and Elizabeth Ann had the following children along with George Leonard (1921):Aden (1905-1975), Sarah Jane "Sadie" (1906-1992), Melvin (1907-1963), Jessie (1908), William Fredrick (1910-1996), Helen (1912-1919), Melvern V. (1913-1971), Dorthea Mae (1915), Elnora (1917-1975), and Ester (1919-1922).
Elizabeth was the daughter of Leonard Fisher (1849-1892) and Sarah Jane (Knepper)Fisher (1858-1943).George Edward's parents were William Russia Bagley (1857-1941) and Sarah Jane (Hoon) Bagley (1854-1899).
William Russia Bagley was the son of Joseph Bagley (1827-1866) and Mary (Morehead) Bagley (1831-?). He and his first wife Sarah Jane Hoon, had ten children.After Sarah's death he married Emma McGinnis in 1871.
Joseph Bagley married Mary Morehead January 26, 1851 in Putnam County, Ohio.Joseph was a blacksmith at Pandora, Ohio.He died as a result of his trade in March of 1866.He and Mary had five children.Mary then married a Mr. Culbertson and had one child.
Joseph's parents were Russia Bagley (1794-1834) and his first wife Polly (McCreery)Bagley (1801-1833).They were early settlers to the Brecksville, Cuyahoga Valley area from Vermont.Russia's parents were Samuel Bagley, Jr. (1771-1849) and Hannah (Humphrey) Bagley (1773-1847).They named him Russia and a daughter Prussia after the country Russia because of the support given to the patriots during the Revolutionary War.Russia, Samuel, Jr. and his father Samuel, Sr., all volunteered and served during various times.
Samuel Bagley, Sr., (1753-1841) first was married to Naomi Curtis (1746-1813), and after her death to Prudence Converse (1777-1842).Parents of Samuel, Sr., were John Bagley (1729-1786 and Ester (Pitcher) Bagley (1735-1811) of Massachusetts.John's parents were James Bagley (1688-1732) and Jane (Pierce) Bagley (1688-?).James was the son of Samuel Bagley (1658-?) and Mary (Thayer) Bagley (1663-1713).Samuel's father, Samuel (1634-1710/11), was the first Bagley of this line in America, having been born in "Deansgate", Manchester, England.He and his wife Mary had five children.All were born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, after 1658. Submitted by Pamela Rolleston