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Adrian Byron Arganbright
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1894
Boyd County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1939
Atkinson County
Georgia, USA

Tuesday, October 24, 1939
The Portsmouth Times

A. B. Arganbright, 45, Former Steel Plant Executive, Dies in Georgia

Car Overturns After Driver Apparently Falls Asleep At Wheel

Adrian byron Arganbright, 45, of 1903 Hutchins street, widely-known resident and former steel plant executive, died at noon Monday at Pearson, Ga., of injuries suffered about 4 a.m. Monday when his automobile overturned on the Kirkland-Pearson road 20 miles west of Pearson.

Mr. Arganbright left Portsmouth Saturday and was en route to Miami, Fla., to look after business interests of the B. F. Vincent estate. Mr. Arganbright was a son-in-law of Mr. Vincent.

Marshal C. A. Moore of Pearson said Mr. Arganbright, who was traveling alone, told a physician the accident occurred when he apparently went to sleep at the wheel. Mr. Arganbright suffered a scalp wound and a crushed chest.

Sunday night at 9 Mr. Arganbright called his wife, Mrs. Alice Vincent Arganbright, from Atlanta, Ga., and told her that he intended to keep on driving because the weather was clear. Mrs. Arganbright was notified of her husband's death at 2 p.m. Monday. Papers found in his clothing served to identify him.

Mr. Arganbright became associated with the Wheeling Steel Corp. in 1913. He worked during the war for the British government in the shell department at the steel plant and continued in that position until the close of the war, when he located in Pittsburgh and worked in a steel plant there.

From Pittsburgh Mr. Arganbright went to Birmingham, Ala., where he was identified with the steel business until 1921, when he returned to Portsmouth and entered the employ of Portsmouth works, Wheeling Steel Corp. He had been chief inspector at the steel plant for about 12 years, resigning in 1930 to look after business interests in Florida.

Mr. Arganbright was a member of the local Masonic orders and was a 32nd-degree Mason. He also was a member of the Elks' lodge and of All Saints Episcopal church.

He was born Sept. 13, 1894, at Ashland, a son of George A. and Emma Parker Arganbright. He attended Union college at Barboursville, W. Va., and Lome preparatory school at Port Deposit, Ind.

On April 2, 1923, Mr. Arganbright was married to Alice Vincent at East St. Louis. He is survived by his wife and two children, Adrian Jr., 14, student at Culver Military Academy, and Alice Mary, 12, at home. He also leaves his mother, who resides in Huntington, and a brother, David Arganbright of Portsmouth.

Thursday, October 26, 1939
The Portsmouth Times, Portsmouth, Ohio

A large gathering of friends and relatives paid their last respects today at 3 p.m. when funeral services were held for Adrian B. Arganbright, 45, of 1903 Hutchins street, who died Monday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident at Pearson, Ga.

Last rites for Mr. Arganbright, former executive of Portsmouth works, Wheeling Steel Corp., were conducted at Daehler's funeral home, with Rev. Henry N. Hyde reading the serves of the Episcopal church.

Burial was in the old mausoleum at greenlawn cemetery. Active pallbearers included: Edward Stevens Jr. of Steubenville, Finis Ernest Jr. of St. Louis, C. E. Korns, E. K. Erkhart, J. L. Watkins Jr. and F. L. Webb. Honorary pallbearers were C. E. Kessinger, Louis Wetta, R. E. Korns, E. A. Eymon, William Budkley, F. H. Rowe, J. K. Kanste and E. B. Campbell.

Family links: 
  George A Arganbright (1863 - 1936)
  Emma Deane Parker Arganbright (1870 - 1942)
  Mary Alice Vincent Arganbright (1897 - 1961)*
  Adrian Byron Arganbright (1894 - 1939)
  David Rowsey Arganbright (1908 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenlawn Cemetery
Scioto County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Old Mausoleum
Created by: Clifford Mullis
Record added: Sep 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75823559
Adrian Byron Arganbright
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