Ray Stratton Harshbarger

Ray Stratton Harshbarger

Birth
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Death 7 Jul 1955 (aged 51)
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Plot Bronze & Glass Front Niches, Level B, Row 1-2; Abbey Mausoleum
Memorial ID 156229861 · View Source
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Microfilmed cemetery records at the kansas State Historical Society:
Ray S. Hasrshbarger
lot owner: Rachel S. Harshbarger
Niche B-1, Bronze Niches
born: 7-24-1903, Topeka
died: 7-7-1955
buried: 11-20-61
late residence: 932 Lane
funeral director: Penwell
interment authorized by Rachel S. Harshbarger

Topeka Daily Capital, Friday, July 8, 1955, page 7:
Ray S. Harshbarger, Topeka Magician, Dies

Ray S. Harshbarger, 51, widely known Topeka magician, died Thursday in a Topeka hospital.

He was born July 24, 1903, in Topeka and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Harshbarger. His father was a member of the Washburn University faculty many years.

He was graduated from Washburn University in 1929. Later he toured the United States as a professional magician. In recent years, he entertained many local groups with his tricks of magic, but since May, 1943, he had been utilization officer at the Supply Depot.

He was a member of the American Legion, Siloam Lodge No. 225, A.F.& A.M., Scottish Rite bodies, Silent Knights, Icabod Club, Society of American Magicians, Academy of Magic Arts and Sciences and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rachel Harshbarger, of the home, 912 Lane; a brother, Eugene L. Harshbarger, Houston, Texas; two nieces and two nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery.



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  • Created by: Cheryl White
  • Added: 20 Dec 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 156229861
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Stratton Harshbarger (24 Jul 1903–7 Jul 1955), Find a Grave Memorial no. 156229861, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Cheryl White (contributor 47328595) .