Obituary : Francis Marion Hagadone

Francis M. Hagadone

Funeral services for Francis M. Hagadone, 78, of Winifred, Mont. a cattle rancher who died here while visiting a sister, Mrs. Homer Sterios of Route 1, Box 161E, will be announced by the Lisle Funeral Home. Hagadone died yesterday in a local hospital. He suffered a stroke Thursday. He was a native of Nebraska and a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Additional survivors are (Private); two brothers, George of Sandpoint, Ida., and Duke of Poplar, Mont.; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Kull of Huntington Park, and three grandchildren.

Funeral Services
Francis Marion Hagadone

Funeral services for Francis Marion Hagadone, who died March 24 at Fresno, Calif., at the age of 84 were held Tuesday afternoon from the Creel Chapel with the Rev. C. W. Orner officiating. Pallbearers were Louie Olson, Archie Quill, Ed Wallin, Earl Hunt, William Melton and Charles Jensen. Clyde Fredrickson sang "Old Rugged Cross" and "Crossing the Bar." Mr. Hagadone was born May 18, 1875, in Lexington, Neb. He came to Fergus county in 1903 and homesteaded here. He has lived here since that time. He left his home at an early age and worked on cattle ranches in Texas and then came north with a trail herd. He was an expert shot and traveled with William Cody in his shows and was featured as Kid Cody in his younger days. He was foreman at the "Bad Place" on winter in its early days. Mr. Hagadone was one of two roundup foremen left to gather at the 1902 roundup celebration held each year in Rapid City, S.D. He attended the celebrations in 1949, 1950, and 1951. He was widely known in northern Fergus county where he worked on the PN ranch for a number of years. He played an important part in the building of many homes in and near Winifred as he worked as a carpenter in the town's early days. He was an expert rider and broke out many fine saddle horses. Mr. Hagadone resided on his own ranch on the Missouri River northwest of Winifred. He was married at Pierre, S.D., to Lena Orth. Surviving are three children, (Private), (Private), and (Private); five grandsons and one granddaughter: two brothers, George Hagadone of Sandpoint, Ida., and Dougal Hagadone of Poplar, Mont., and two sisters, Myrtle Kull of Huntington Park, Calif., and Mrs. Homer Sterios of Fresno, Calif.
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