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William Robert Negley
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1854
Hagerstown
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1912
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

He was a pioneer settler of Eagle Pass, Texas where he raised sheep and later, cattle. He was known for his letters about Texas which appeared in the Hagerstown, Maryland newspaper owned and edited by his father, Peter Negley. He was the son of Peter Negley and Laura Rickenbaugh.

Galveston Daily News February 5, 1912
Funeral of William Negley
San Antonio, Texas, February 4. The funeral of William Negley, founder of the San Antonio Country Club and a member of the Carnegie Library Board was held this afternoon from the family residence, 421 Howard Street. Mr. Negley died last night after an illness of several weeks. He was a member of the Vaughan Lumber Company. He came to San Antonio in 1906 after having accumulated a considerable fortune in the cattle business at Eagle Pass.

He is survived by a widow and three children, Richard Van Wyck, Walter and Gertrude Negley. Mr. Negley probably had the finest library of any man in Texas, his hobby being the collection of rare volumes of which he had a large number. 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Negley (1818 - 1884)
  Laura Rickenbaugh Negley (1830 - 1859)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Maria Jones Negley (1864 - 1926)
 
 Children:
  Richard Van Wyck Negley (1887 - 1976)*
  Walter William Negley (1895 - 1933)*
  Gertrude Negley Gresham (1896 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  Walter Negley (1850 - 1890)*
  William Robert Negley (1854 - 1912)
  Rose Negley Loose (1855 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mission Burial Park South
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 4 Restland Lot 346
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Jul 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28201524
William Robert Negley
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William Robert Negley
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