Dr. John W Hargis

15 July 1894–13 November 1954 (Age 60)
South Pittsburg, Marion, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John W

When Dr. John W Hargis was born on 15 July 1894, in South Pittsburg, Marion, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Floyd Hargis, was 39 and his mother, Mary M. Walker, was 37. He married Ova Melton on 15 May 1920, in Warren, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grundy, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 2, Grundy, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 13 November 1954, in Gruetli-Laager, Grundy, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Fall Creek Cemetery, Gruetli-Laager, Grundy, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr. John W Hargis
Ova Melton
Marriage: 15 May 1920
James Hargis
Mary Katherine Hargis
Johnnie L Hargis
Willial Glen "Bill" Hargis

Spouse and Children

15 May 1920
Warren, Tennessee, United States



    Mary Katherine Hargis


    Johnnie L Hargis


    Willial Glen "Bill" Hargis


Parents and Siblings

    William Floyd Hargis


    Mary M. Walker




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • John W Hargis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W Hargiss in household of William Hargiss, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Hargis, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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