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10247 GILBERT H. BARGAR


HUSBAND: Gilbert H. BARGAR Born: ca. 1901 Place: Marr: Place: Died: 11 Oct 1921 Place: Columbus, OH Burial: Place: Father: Byron L. BARGAR See Family Group Sheet 10167 Mother: Florence NEIL
WIFE: Born: Place: Died: Place: Burial: Place: Father: Mother:
CHILDREN: 1. Name: Born: Place: Marr: To: Died: Place: 2. Name: Born: Place: Marr: To: Died: Place:

Notes:

(A) A. L. Barger quotes a Columbus, Ohio newspaper which reported:

"Hurled against a tree, Gilbert H. Bargar, aged 20, Ohio State student, and son of Colonel Byron L. Bargar, former Public Safety Director here and head of the old Foourth Ohio Regiment, received injuries which caused his death a few hours later. The accident, a peculiar one, happened at the noon hour, when hundreds of students leave the buildings and the cmpus for lunch. One machine, traveling north in High Street, crashed into another crossing High Street and Fifth Avenue. It was whirled around, striking Gilbert Bargar and Mr. Schritzinger, who were on the curb, knocking them forcibly back to the side-walk on the east. They struck a tree and Gilbert Bargar was rendered unconscious. He was taken to the Protestant Hospital. A crushed skull caused his death. Rated as a thrid-year student, although it was his first at Ohio State, Gilbert Bargar was taking an engineering course. He had spent two years at Annapolis, from which institution he was dischared because of heart trouble."
(B) Gilbert H. Bargar was 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.


Contacts:

See Barger Family History Society Membership List, Member(s): B226


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