William Young Hoagland

William Young Hoagland (1851 - 1903)

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William Young Hoagland
Born in Hillsborough, Somerset, New Jersey, USAmap
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Husband of — married (to ) in Saint Louis, Missouri, United Statesmap
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Died in St. Louis, Missouri, USAmap
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He married Ida Fuchs (Fox) on February 25, 1886 in Saint Louis, Missouri.[1]

William Young Hoagland was a police officer of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 27 years.


Baptism: Neshanic Reform Church
Date: 25 Oct 1851
Place: Neshanic, Somerset, New Jersey, USA


As of 1860, he lived in Hillsborough Township, Somerset, New Jersey with his father, Elias; brothers, Henry, Edward, Rynear, and Nicholas; and sisters, Anna and Mary.[2] His mother, Mariah, had passed away in 1955.

As of 1900, he was living in St. Louis with his wife, Ida, and children, Clara, Elias, David, Caroline, and Emma.[3]


Police Officer William Hoagland was struck and killed by a streetcar while on patrol on Belt Avenue.

He had just walked behind an eastbound streetcar and crossed onto the next set of tracks as a westbound streetcar approached. The westbound streetcar struck Officer Hoagland and pushed him ten feet into a utility police. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries one hour later.[4]


  1. "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2DH-7T9 : accessed 30 Jul 2014), William Y. Hoagland and Ida Fox, 25 Feb 1886; citing Saint Louis, St Louis, Missouri; FHL microfilm 529033.
  2. "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFHK-M27 : accessed 30 Jul 2014), William Y Hoagland in household of Elias Hoagland, Hillsborough Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States; citing "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," Fold3.com; p. 38, household ID 282, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 803708.
  3. "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M38V-VSV : accessed 30 Jul 2014), William V Hoagland, Precinct 3 City of St. Louis Ward 1, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; citing sheet 5B, family 97, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240889.
  4. Officer Down Memorial Page

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