Biographical Sketch of
Henry Bagley

Henry's tombstone and
Rachel's tombstone
Henry Bagley, a pioneer and veteran of the Civil War, came from New York state with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Bagley and located in Udolpho about 1857.

He married Rachel Green, whose mother was a Richardson, of the family of Thomas Richardson, who came to Udolpho from St. Lawrence County New York in 1856, with the earliest settlers.

Henry Bagley served in the 1st Minn. Heavy Artillery. and his statue (shown here), carved life size from granite, marks the spot in Udolpho Cemetery where his earthly remains await the last call. He lost his right hand in horsepower while threshing in 1875. He moved to Minneapolis in 1884, engaged in mercantile business until 1890, when he moved back to the farm where he continued to live until autumn of 1902 when he moved to the Pacific coast and settled at Sedro Wooley, Washington, where he bought a fruit ranch but died suddenly of cerebral hemorrhage February 13, 1906, his wife having preceded him two years.

Transcribed from History of Mower County, 1911

Submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, Oct. 2006