DAGNELL, JOHN RICHARD, miller, was born in Prince Edward county, Va., October 10, 1847. He is a son of John R. and Agnes (Rogers) Dagnell. His parents both died when he was very young. They had two children: Julia, deceased, and John Richard.
He was educated in the public schools of his native county. At the age of twenty-one he was married, October 25, 1868, to Susan A., daughter of Peter and Margaret Stambaugh. They had nine children, three are deceased: Alice, Lula Margaret, and Philip. Their surviving children are: Robert R.; Agnes V., wife of Frank Sheller; Luella M., Harry S., Grace I., and Bessie E. Mrs. Dagnell's father died in 1891, at the age of eighty-one years.
Mr. Dagnell came to Dauphin county four years ago and engaged in milling. His residence and place of business are situated directly on the boundary line between Susquehanna and Lower Paxton township. He has conducted his business in such a way as to win the confidence of his patrons. His skill and trustworthiness are unquestioned; his success is decided and most gratifying.
He is a member of Eureka Lodge, No. 302, F. & A. M., Mechanicsburg; also of Council No. 197, O. U. A. M. Mechanicsburg, Pa.
In politics Mr. Dagnell is independent. In voting he selects men of worth and fitness, without regard to party connection, but usually votes the Democratic ticket. His family attend the Reform church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County