Hargis 11 th reunion

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
May 31, 1894, Page 1
 
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11 th reunion.

The Hargis family gather at the old homestead—Captain Dick the Host.—He dispenses good cheer to his relatives and friends and all enjoy a pleasant day at his country home.

People who are acquainted with Captain Dick Hargis on his train think that he is in his glory when steaming through the hills and valleys from Atlanta to Chattanooga, but to see him at his best when he is filled with joys of youth and as frolicksome as a boy of sixteen, is only to be observed when he assembles his brothers and sisters, with their children and grandchildren, at the old homestead in one of their annual reunions.

The Courant American was among the guests who had the good fortune to enjoy the hospitality of this occasion on last Saturday.

This is probably the only family in the state which keeps up with such regularity these annual reunions at the old homestead, occasions which keep up the family ties and teach the younger generations of the different branches of the family to love one another as brother and sister.

The original family consisted of seven brothers and sisters which has now multiplied until the children and grandchildren, including all, number seventy-two, quite a large and interesting family. Nearly all of these were present last Saturday, and with their invited guests, made it a most pleasant and enjoyable occasion.

The time to the hour of noon was spent in greetings and rehearsals of experiences during the past twelve months among those who had not met since the last reunion, and at noon the good ladies took charge of the baskets and spread a most sumptuous dinner on the long tables which had been erected for the occasion, under the trees in front of the house. It was an elegant spread, and contained every variety of good things which tempt the appetite and give contentment to the inner man.

After the dinner was over, Capt. R. R. Hargis, who had been romping with the boys and girls all morning, put on a serious air, and called the assemblage to order. He made a few remarks relative to the occasion, and expressed his gratitude for the pleasure of having so many of his relatives and friends around him.

He was followed by Mr. W. A. Chunn who, in his felicitous vein, placed Captain Hargis in nomination for the Georgia legislature, and he was elected on the spot. Captain Hargis would make a first rate member of that august body, and there are not a few in Bartow county who would like to have the pleasure of voting for him.

Mr. Chunn was followed by Colonel Stansell, who said in his remarks, that he had come up as a new member to make a conquest of the Hargis family, as there had been some marrying going on which brought him into the family, but he felt that the Hargis family had made the conquest, and he was hardly able to tell whether he was a Hargis or a Stansell.

Mr. Tom Hargis, O. P. Hargis and J. D. Rogers also made short and pleasant addresses, and the young people furnished some excellent music.

Captain Hargis is a most genial host, and has the happy faculty of making every one around him feel at home, nor should we neglect to mention his good wife, who was busy throughout the day looking after the pleasure of her guests, a worthy companion of a noble man.

The day was pleasant for all, and the eleventh annual reunion was a great success in every particular.

 

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