Dick Hargis 52 nd Birthday dinner

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
September 13, 1894, Page 1
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Long article about Dick Hargis 52 nd Birthday dinner. Excerpt:

“Mr. Hargis is truly a railroad man. His father moved from North Carolina to Georgia in 1836, and settled at the place where Mr. Hargis was born and lives. Young Richard went to the war at about twenty and was elected a lieutenant in the Cavalry division of Phillips’ legion. A braver, truer young soldier never swung a carbine or drew a blade. He came out of the war, like his comrades, minus money or world’s goods, but with that same resignation and heroism that characterized his war career he went to work at the first thing he could find to do, which was track hand on the W. & A. railroad. He has been with that road ever since, the space of thirty years, but his general merits have long since brought him up in the service, as he is now known from California to the eastern shores of Carolina as one of the best and most affable passenger conductors in the union. But to know more fully his affable nature one must know him in his own home. There the sunshine of his nature ebbs out in true grandeur. Surrounded by a loving wife, who was originally Miss Louchmiller, and six promising bright children, he enjoys his off moments as only a true good husband and father can.”


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