|Frank M. Hagy
Corinthian Newspaper Corinth, MS
Thursday, March 10, 1927
FRANK M. HAGY DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT HOME
After an illness of some duration F.M. Hagy died
at his home at Shiloh National Park Wednesday
night about 9 o'clock. He had been dangerously
ill since last Saturday, his death being
regarded as imminent at any time.
For two generations he had been a familiar
figure about the famous battlefield territory,
and on the day of that great battle in 1862, he
was in the battle zone, a lad of less that 14
years of age and with his father was a
frightened but exceedingly busy individual
helping to care for and protect the family and
stock while the shot and shell whistled through
He was born March 29, 1948. In 1872 he was
married to Miss Mary McDaniel, who survives
him. To this union there were 10 children born,
six of whom are living and were at the home at
the time of the death of their father. They are
Oscar Hagy of Selmer; W.D. Hagy of Pittsburg;
George A. Hagy of Jackson, Tenn.; O.C. Hagy of
Memphis; N.V. Hagy of Pittsburg; and Mrs. Howie
K. Sipes of Corinth.
There were also 15 grandchildren and 9 great
F.M. Hagy lived an active life and came into the
home where he died about 1851, he and a sister
Mrs. Catherine Bell who died about Christmas
time 1926, living within 400 yards of each other
since that time. Having been on the carnage
grounds at the time of the battle of Shiloh he
was exceedingly familiar with a great number of
the interesting details of the conflict and took
care to explain them to friends and visitors.
He was a type of that genial, hospitable
southern gentleman of the old school, and kept
open house to all friends and visitors at all
Mr. Hagy devoted his life to farming and was the
owner of some of the finest farming lands in
that famous section of Tennessee river farms,
and was always proud of his farm and the
successful management of the same.
He was a member of the Christian church.
The funeral will be at the home Friday morning
at 11 o'clock. The burial will follow at the
Ledbetter graveyard, located between Pittsburg
Landing and Adamsville.
Appeal Newspaper, Memphis, TN
Friday morning March 11, 1927
GENIAL RESIDENT OF SHILOH PARK IS DEAD
TOURISTS WILL MISS SMILE OF FRANK M. HAGY
Selmer, Tennessee-March 10-The death of Frank M.
Hagy at his home in Pittsburg Landing in Shiloh
Military Park, removes from this section one of
its most picturesque characters. He died on the
plantation on which he was born 78 years ago.
Although too young for service in the Civil War
he, with his sister, Miss Mary Bell, who died
last year, cared for their home during the
memorable battle of Shiloh, their plantation
being some of the thickest of the fighting. He
knew the famous battle ground perhaps better
than any one living.
Mr. Hagy was an unusually successful business
man, strictly adhering to the old rules for
operations. He loved the country life and had
he been lured away from it, would have been one
of the outstanding commercial men of this
generation. He had built up his plantation,
which contained about 1,000 acres, so as the
bottom, adjoining the Tennessee River on the
west, only lacked the music of negroes to make
it one of the typical long ago scenes.
A significant fact is that he was an employee of
the United States government for more than 40
years, having been lighthouse keeper on the
lonely bend of the Tennessee River at the head
of Diamond Island. In this service, as in all
others, he was faithful. The thousands of
tourists who visit the park will miss his
greeting and cordial manners.
The flag at the park will fly at half staff
during the funeral hour from 11 to noon Friday.
Mr. Hagy was a devoted member of the Christian
Church and a lifelong Democrat.
Fifty five years ago he married Miss Mary
McDaniel, a representative of a prominent
pioneer family who survives. Six children, Mrs.
H.K. Sipes of Corinth, Miss.; W.D. Hagy and N.B.
Hagy of Pittsburg Landing; G.A. Hagy of Jackson;
O.C. Hagy of Memphis, and O.C. Hagy of Selmer,
together with 16 grandchildren and 9 great
grandchildren also survive.