I am replying to this message on behalf of Linda, Granddaughter to Samuel Haught. Linda writes:
Dagmar was my Grandfather’s first wife. They married in Dallas, and divorced in Arizona. He sold the ranch and gave her ½ the money, and $20,000 each for their two surviving children. This was abt. 1909. In 1892, their 4 children died from Diptheria, because she let a sick cowboy drink from the water dipper. Then they had two more children after that. Dagmar moved to Phoenix, then to Los Angeles. Interesting twist, I have an old ledger that shows he was paying her electric bill in LA and her telephone bill and he bought her a Studebaker car even after he had married my Grandmother. This was in 1916 and the amount for the Studebaker was a down payment of $200.00 then $799.00; and he paid for the “Auto Club of So. Calif” $47.89, her telephone bill was $1.75. This ledger is from a store that they owned and operated in Rye, Az. Just a funny note at the top of a page: Grandfather penned her a note “What in the Hell did you post and amount on the Index page for?” So I guess he was chewing her out. 1915 an entry said that he lost interest on some Notes looks like around $200,000.00. He went broke around this time. Dagmar was a high society gal and hated the wilds of Arizona.