Ranger Exes Memorial - Others

M.H. Hagaman MATTHEW HILSMAN "M.H." HAGAMAN came to Ranger, TX in 1888, took a job as school teacher, in 1889 was named as one of the school's principals, in 1919 was on school board, was responsible for many businesses serving Ranger, among them the first nursery in the county (1890). He allowed a portion of his ranch to be used for a quarry of superior quality limestone. It was used on the railroad, roads, and in concrete aggregate. Prior to the city's incorporation he held special events, promoting Ranger from his ranch. He built with his own money a modern water processing plant. After it became successful, the city requested and was allowed to buy the water plant and make it a city service. He agreed to let the city build a sewer plant on his ranch. He was Ranger's first mayor, and was active in the Ranger Masonic Lodge and the First Methodist Church. He also served the district as State Senator in 1926. Inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame in 2000.