Dr Robert Whitmore Hargis

Monroe County, Alabama, USA
Death 24 May 1899 (aged 50–51)
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 124540052 · View Source
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Note: Birth Year is generally accepted to be 1848. However, this is inconsistent with his reported age of 53 at time of death.

Son of Robert Bell Smith Hargis (1818-1893) and Susan Catherine Horton (1829-1852). Robert Whitmore Hargis was the only known child before Susan's death in 1882.

Husband of Mary Merced Bonifay (1848-1944), married March 2, 1874 in Escambia County, Florida

Father of:
1) Robert Bonifay Hargis (1876-1921)
2) Mary Irene Hargis (1877-1955)
3) Petronilla Hargis (~1878 - bef 1885)
4) Susan Merced Hargis (1879-1916)
5) Eva Hargis (~1882 - ~1885)
6) George Joseph Hargis (1886-1970)
7) Ethel Maria Hargis (1887-1972) aka
....Mrs. John Elliott Ward
Died … In Pensacola, Florida, on Wednesday, May 24th, 1899, Dr. Robert W. Hargis, aged 53 years. [New York Medical Journal, Volume 69]

Family Bible in possession of granddaughter, Edythe Hargis Wheeler, 4154 E. Shan Dr., Mobile, Alabama. Bible records Robert buried 24 May 1899. [http://bfbonham.tripod.com/shaw/shaw000e.htm]
2009 Owner of the Hargis house…. Dr. Robert W. Hargis was the president of the Escambia County, Florida, Board of Health. He posted the quarantine rules for yellow fever in the April 20, 1889 issue of "The Pensacola Daily News." His father, Dr. Robert B.S. Hargis, was also active in battling the yellow fever epidemics that plagued the Gulf Coast.

In 1860 census, the young Robert W. was living at home with his parents on Romana Street on the site where the Pensacola News Journal stands today.

In the 1870 census, Robert W. is listed twice, once on page 30 with his father and $200 in real estate and then on p. 65 as head of household with 10 seamen plus servants and 2 laborers - and $3500 in real estate.



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