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10229 - FRED CHARLES BARGER


HUSBAND: Fred Charles BARGER Born: Place: Marr: Place: Died: Place: Burial: Place: Father: Elias S. BARGER See Family Group Sheet 10228 Mother: Thirza Smith CHADWICK
WIFE: Mollie A. ROBBINS Born: Place: Died: Place: Burial: Place: Father: Edgar A. ROBBINS Mother: Electra SEXTON
CHILDREN: 1. Name: Clara Frances BARGER Born: 8 Mar 1871 Place: Marr: To: Died: Place: 2. Name: Jessie Helen BARGER Born: 22 Feb 1873 Place: Marr: To: Died: 3 Aug 1873 Place: 3. Name: Edward George BARGER See Family Group Sheet 10230 Born: 7 Oct 1874 Place: New York City, NY Marr: To: Died: 28 Jun Place:

Notes:

(A) A. L. Barger provides an interesting biogaphical sketch of Fred Charles Barger. "When he was 16 years old, he discontined his studies and entered the merchantile business. At the beginning of the Civil War, in 1861, he enlisted in the 49th Regiment of the New York Volunteers, and was mustered in as a private. During this service, he was promoted, first as Sergeant, then as First Lieutenent, and thereafter and Second Lieutenant, commanding his company in the Maryland Campaign, in the battles of Crampton's Gap, South Mountain, and Antietam, in 1862. In the Battle of Fredricksburg, December 13th, 1862, his right hand was shattered by a piece of shrapnel and amputated on the field. In May 1863, he was detached from his regiment and assigned to duty as Inspector on the staff of the Assistant Provost Marshal General, Southern Division of New York, New York City, inspecting the draft in the office of the Ninth District, the first one destroyed by the mob in the Draft Riots, July 13th, 1863. Afterwards, he insepcted the draft in three other districts. On May 11th, 1864, he was discharged from the service by order of the War Department, "on account of disability from wounds recived in action." by direction of President Lincoln, with whom he had a personal interview, and who appointed him postmaster at Westfield, New York at the time. In 1865 he was commissioned Major and Assistant Commissary General of Ordnance of the State of New York, on the military staff of Governor Reuben E. Fenton, serving until 1869. In 1869 and 1870 he spent a year in Europe. In 1871 he associated with Marvin & Company, manufacturers of fire-proof and burglar-proof safes and vaults, in New York City, In 1876 he entered the produce and commission business, in New York City, establishing the firm of F. C. Barger & Company in 1880. This became his life work, continuing until the close of his life. He was selected as president of the New York Merchantile exchange in 1900, and again in 1901; was its treasurer for many years, and served on many important committees. He was mustered into the Grand Army of the Republic in January 1869, in Winthrop Post, No. 28, New York, in 1887; was elected Junior Vice-Commander in 1904, Senior Vice-Commander in 1905, Commander in 1906, and again in 1910; then trustee in 1907, continuing until his death. He was mustered into the military order of the Loyal Legion of the United States in 1888, and was elected Chancellor of the New York Commandery in 1913. "
(B) Mollie A. Robbins was an accomplished piano player. She was thrown from her horse in Central Park and sustained injuries which confined her to a wheel chair during the last twenty-three years of her life.
(C) This family is descended from the Putnam Valley Barger family of New York.

Kevin Barger's History of the Putnam Valley Barger Family


Sources:

(1) Barger, Alvan Lyell, The Barger Journal, self-published, Charlottesville, VA, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1924.


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