Obituary : Peter Cary Hagadone

Early Pioneer Lexington Man Died Thursday
P.C. Hagadone Who Came To Plum Creek As A Child Buried Monday
Had Been In Ill Health

P.C. Hagadone passed away Thursday, September 1, 1949, at the Lexington Community Hospital where he had been for several days since suffering a blood clot in his leg. Although he had not been in the best of health for the past few years, his last illness was of short duration, as he was taken to the hospital August 21. He would have been eighty-one years old on September 3. Peter Cary Hagadone, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hagadone, was born September 3, 1868, at Chillicothe, Illinois. When a child he moved with his parents to Nebraska and located in Plum Creek, now Lexington. On June 8, 1890, he was united in marriage to Etta Bell Matthews. Following their marriage they lived for three years on a farm northeast of Lexington, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Meyer. In 1894 Mr. Hagadone was employed by Quimby and White and in August of that year moved in to Lexington when he went to work at the Lexington mill. He remained at the mill for twelve years and then went to Elm Creek where he managed the Elm Creek mill for about two years. On returning to Lexington he became engaged iin the carpentry trade and followed this trade until 1912 when he became interested in the cafe business. His first enterprise in this line was started in the building which is now known as the Hiway Cafe. After two years in this location he sold out and following a short [text missing]
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