RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 33943328 LA English T1 The Ragans of Gastonia, 1790-1995 : George Washington Ragan and Caldwell Ragan : builders of the new South and pioneers in southern textiles A1 Ragan, Robert Allison,, PB R.A. Ragan & Co. PP Charlotte, NC (P.O. Box 6303, Charlotte 28207) YR 1995 AB George Washington Ragan was born 16 September 1846 in Gaston County, North Carolina. His parents were Daniel Franklin Ragan and Harriet Francis Glenn. He fought in the Civil War. He married Amanda Zoe Reid in 1883. They had three daughters, only one of whom lived. Zoe died in 1891. He married Bettie Gibson Caldwell, daughter of Robert Allison Caldwell, in 1896. His son, Caldwell Ragan, was born 27 August 1898. The family was instrumental in helping rebuild the economy of North Carolina after the Civil War.