Charles L. Kagey, of the firm of Kagey & Anderson, attorneys at law, Beloit, Kan., is a native of Virginia and was born near New Market, that State, December 22, 1876. He is a son of John H. and Emma F. (Foltz) Kagey, both natives of Virginia and descendants of old Virginia stock. John H. Kagey was born August 6, 1842, in the same house where the subject of this sketch first saw the light of day, on a farm that had been owned by his ancestors since 1743, when it was purchased by his great-great-grandfather from Lord Fairfax, and for over a century and a half was known as the "Kagey Homestead." John H. Kagey was a farmer and followed that vocation throughout life, with the exception of that period when the country was rent by the great Civil war, at which time he cast his fortune with his native State and received a commission in the Confederate army. At the close of the war he returned to the old homestead, where he died March 17, 1895. His wife, Emma Foltz, born August 15, 1854, was a daughter of Walton and Jane (Stoner) Foltz, natives of Virginia, both now deceased. They had five sons and one daughter, as follows: Harry W., farmer, Shenandoah county, Virginia; Charles, of this record; Anna K. resides with her mother, at Newport News, Va.; Thomas J., physician, Newport News, Va.; John H. died in 1905, aged twenty-four years; and David F., dental surgeon, Kansas City, Mo.
Charles L. Kagey was educated in the Polytechnic Institute at New Market, Va., and the University of Virginia, at Charlottesville, completing his course in law in the latter institution in 1898. While a student there he won the Washington Society medal, a prize for excellence as a debater. In 1898 he came to Kansas and engaged in the practice of law at Hays City, and in March, 1899, was appointed county attorney of Logan county by Judge Lee Monroe. He then removed to Russell Springs, where he remained two years, and came to Beloit in 1901, continuing the practice of law. In 1904 the firm of Kagey & Anderson was formed. These gentlemen confine themselves strictly to the practice of the law and rank among the strongest and ablest law firms of the State. Their law library is very complete and will compare favorably with the best equipped law offices in the country. Their practice is not confined to any particular locality, but extends throughout the entire State. They are the local attorneys for the Union Pacific and the Missouri Pacific railroad companies, and general counsel for the Scott City Northern Railway Company. Mr. Kagey was married March 4, 1901, to Miss Phoebe M., daughter of T. F. Wanzer, a Mitchell county pioneer, and native of New York. Mrs. Kagey was born July 28, 1880, at Simpson, Kan. To Mr. and Mrs. Kagey has been born one child, Lloyd M., born April 18, 1902. Mr. Kagey is a member of the State and American Bar Association, the Academy of Political Science of New York City, the National Geographic Society of Washington, D. C., the American Society for the Judicial Settlement of International Disputes, Knights of Pythias, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and is a Thirty-second degree Mason, Knight Templar and Noble of the Mystic Shrine. He is a Republican and takes an active interest in political affairs. He was prominently mentioned for the Republican nomination for attorney-general of his State in 1910, but declined to become a candidate.Pages 345-346 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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