Mary Louise Pegues

b. 30 April 1911, d. 23 July 1985
  • Mary Louise Pegues was born on 30 April 1911 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • The following appeared on 12 December 1912 in The Evening Chronicle: Mrs. Olin N, Pegues and daughter, Miss Mary Louise Pegues of Kollock, S. C., are spending a few days here [in Charlotte] with their kinswoman, Miss Nannie Pegues, who has been undergoing treatment at the Presbyterian Hospital for a year or more.
  • Olin Marcellus Pegues and Mary Louise Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Mary Louise Pegues, Hilliard Evans Pegues, James Wright Pegues, Joseph Calhoun Irby, Preston Brooks Pegues, Marlborough Kenneth Pegues, Victor Rene Pegues, Jennie May Pegues and William Leak Pegues.
  • The following appeared on 1 August 1929 in The Charlotte Observer: (Bennettsville, S.C., July 31) Olin M. Pegues, prominent citizen, died at his country home in upper Marlboro county today after an illness of several months.
         He was five times elected to the legislature from this county, and there gave honest and disinterested service of high type, frequently to the sacrifice of his health and personal welfare.
         He inherited and emulated the high tradition that public service, faithfully and unostentatiously rendered, was an obligation running with the land and with his citizenship.
         His early landowning ancestor, captain Claudius Pegues, was the first provincial legislator resident of the Pee Dee before the revolutionary war, and the first house member from Marlboro county when it was formed immediately after the revolution.
         In all the years that have since passed, the Pegues family has clung to its original land holdings, and has made its steady and quiet contribution to the public welfare, at the old home of his ancestors. [A]t the old home of his ancestors Olin Pegues lived and died, winning solid reputation for his integrity, and the growing and lasting affection of many friends. Her was 56 years old, an early graduate of Clemson college, and one of the large planters of Marlboro county, the son of Major Rufus M. Pegues and his wife Sallie Olivia Pegues.
         Mr. Pegues is survived by his wife, Mary, the daughter of the late F. B. Pegues, and one daughter, Mary Louise Pegues.
         In the death of Olin M. Pegues the county and state have lost a useful and honorable citizen.
  • Mary Louise Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Pegues, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Mary Louise Pegues, Hilliard Evans Pegues. Boarding in the household were two single female schoolteachers. Hilliard Pegues also is enumerated nearby as head of a household in which the Turnage family of five was lodging.
  • She married Gilbert Turner Ragan, son of William Preston Ragan and Elizabeth Gurley, on 13 June 1936.
  • Mary Louise Pegues became a widow at the 22 July 1947 death of her husband Gilbert Turner Ragan.
  • She officially witnessed the death of Mary Louise Pegues on 14 October 1965 at Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina.
  • The following appeared on 15 October 1965 in The Florence Morning News: Mrs. Mary Pegues. (Rockingham, N. C.) Mrs. Mary Louise P. Pegues, 83, died Thursday at Richmond Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of Olin Marcellus Pegues, a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Marlboro County.
         Mrs. Pegues was born in Marlboro County, a daughter of the late Jennie May Pegues and Francis Preston Brooks Pegues. She attended Rockingham schools and was graduated from Winthrop College. Her husband died in 1929.
         Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William Ed Harrison of Rockingham, with whom she lived since 1940; two sisters, Mrs. Paul F. Hammond of Bennettsville and Mrs. Hugh May of Charleston; a brother, W. Leak Pegues of La Marque, Tex; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
         Funeral services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Friday in New Hope Methodist Church in Marlboro County by Rev. J. Clyde Quick. Burial will be in the churchyard.
  • Mary Louise Pegues died on 23 July 1985 at age 74 in Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina.
  • She was interred at New Hope Methodist Cemetery, Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • Last Edited: 4 May 2015

Family 1: Gilbert Turner Ragan b. 20 May 1908, d. 22 July 1947

Family 2: