William Thomas Hargis

1 March 1900–22 September 1951 (Age 51)
Maine, United States

The Life of William Thomas

When William Thomas Hargis was born on 1 March 1900, in Maine, United States, his father, William Thomas Hargis, was 50 and his mother, Sarah Margaret Connor, was 27. He married Francis Ruth Grace on 8 November 1937, in Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1925. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 22 September 1951, at the age of 51, and was buried in Beverly, Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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William Thomas Hargis
Francis Ruth Grace
Marriage: 8 November 1937
Thomas Connor Hargis

Spouse and Children

8 November 1937
Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, United States


    Thomas Connor Hargis


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1905 · Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

Age 5

In 1905, a fire lookout tower (among the first of its kind) was constructed in Piscataquis County on Squaw Mountain. Due to Maine's abundance of lumber and paper mills, it was essential that a system be developed to help spot fires as quickly as possible.

Age 16

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.1. Possibly a Huguenot name, a variant of Gargis , which is an altered form of Garrigus , an Anglicized form of French Garrigues . 2. Alternatively, it may be a variant of Scottish Harcus .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William T Hargen in household of William T Hargen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Hargio, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William T Hargis Jr. in household of William T Hargis, "United States Census, 1910"

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