Zachariah Thomas Mackey Hargis (1884 - 1962)

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Zachariah Thomas Mackey Hargis
1884 - 1962
February 16, 1884
June 16, 1962
Zachariah Thomas Mackey Hargis was born on February 16, 1884. He is the child of Zachariah John Beckham Hargis and Maryett (Mackey) Hargis, with siblings George, Nancy, Harriet, Rosa, Mahala, Paris, Ida, Gilbert, Fred, and John. According to his family tree, Zachariah Thomas was father to 3 children. He married Lillian Johnson, and they had children Hazel G. Hargis, Arnold E. Hargis, and Anita "Ruby" Hargis. He died on June 16, 1962 at 78 years of age.
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Kelly Sullivan commented on Jan 07, 2017
He was a great Showman, in many side shows and Circuses.


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Father to 3 children, he died on June 16, 1962 at 78 years old. He was born on February 16, 1884. Zachariah Thomas Mackey Hargis is the child of Zachariah John Beckham Hargis and Maryett (Mackey) Hargis, with siblings George, Nancy, Harriet, Rosa, Mahala, Paris, Ida, Gilbert, Fred, and John. According to his family tree, he married Lillian Johnson, and they had children Hazel G. Hargis, Arnold E. Hargis, and Anita "Ruby" Hargis.

1884 - 1962 World Events

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In 1884, in the year that Zachariah Thomas Mackey Hargis was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1895, Zachariah Thomas was merely 11 years old when on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1905, when he was 21 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1949, when he was 65 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1962, in the year of Zachariah Thomas Mackey Hargis's passing, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

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