|. Thomas Jefferson Largen, 1841 - 1911, s/o James A. Largen
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32 Thomas Jefferson Largen,3 3 (James,2,William,1)
. b May 1841 Carroll Co, Va, d 23 Apr 1911 San Antonio, Bexar Co, Tex.
. m(1) 28 Apr 1865 Robertson Co, Tex to Martha Purl (Mattie), b ca 1845 Ark, d 1874 Burnett, Tex.
. m(2) Mary Jane Binkley, b ca 1858 Tex, d 1888 Lampasas, Tex..
. m(3) ca 1890 to Leonra ____, b Aug 1863 Tex, d 1900-10.
. 1907: A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas, Vol II, p 485: This is a full page history of the life of Thomas J. Largen,
. M.D., born Hillsville, Carroll Co, Va, s/o James and Thursa (Hawks) Largen. He enlisted at Fort Smith, Ark in the Confed-
. erate Army, joining Capt Carroll's Company A, acting as General Cabell's bodyguard. He was involved in numerous battles
. along the border of northern Ark, Kansas, and Missouri. He was wounded in the leg, incapacitating him for a time, but later
. returned to active duty. He took up the study of medicine at Fort Smith, and entered practice in Bell Co, Tex where he lived
. until 1874. He had pursued a course of study in the Texas Medical College at Galveston. He later practiced in Mason Co
. and Burnett Co, and later in Lampasas, where he was mayor from 1888-90. In 1890 he moved to San Antonio. He m(1)
. Miss Mattie Purl, a native of Ark, but living in Texas at the time of their marriage. She died in Burnett in 1874 and he then
. m(2) Miss Mary Binkley, a native of Washington Co, Tex. She died in 1888 Lampasas, after having 4 children: Forest, Kate,
. Douglas, and May.
. 1911, 13 May: Jour. A.M.A.: Thomas Jefferson Largen, M.D., grad from Texas Medical College, Galveston in 1874. He was a
. member of the State Medical Association; a Confederate veteran, and died at the home of his son in San Antonio, April 23,
. aged 70.
. 1911, Oct: Texas State Journal of Medicine, p 180: Dr. Thomas J. Largen, of San Antonio, died at the home of his son, Dr. Douglas
. Largen, April 23rd, 1911, aged seventy three. He was born in Carroll County, Virginia, where he received a common school
. educaton. He served in the Confederate Army as a private. After the war he came to Texas and studied medicine at the
. Texas College and Hospital of Medicine, from which he graduated in 1874. He first located at South Gabriel, now Bertram,
. where he remained for six years, and then removed to Callahan County and practiced there for three years. Later he removed
. to Lampasas and stayed there seven years, removing to San Antonio, where he practiced for seventeen years. He was a suc-
. cessful practitioner up to the beginning of his infirmity, which forced him to retire about three years before his death. He
. was a typical Southern gentleman of the old school, a zealous Mason, and had been an active worker in all the bodies of the
. York Rites. He was for some time a member of the District Board of Medical Examiners, and surgeon to the Texas and Paci-
. fic Railroad Company. He was examiner for several old line life insurance companies. He manifested at all times great pride
. in the dignity of the medical profession and did not hesitate, even at the expense of personal popularity, to expose shams,
. quacks and professional pretenders. The Bexar County Medical Society and a host of friends miss his sustaining influence.
. 1870 Franklin Co, Ark census, Prairie Twp, p 59, #35/38, Thomas Largen,29 Va, farmer, $600, $200, Martha,25 Ark, Belle,15
. Ark, plus 5 farm laborers.
. 1880 Callahan Co, Tex census, Pct 1, p 321B, #12/12, Thos J. Largen,39 Va, physician, Mary J.,22 Tex, Forrest,1 Tex.
. 1900 Bexar Co, Tex census, San Antonio, ED 91, sheet 3B, 419 San Pedro Ave, #59/67, Thomas J. Largen, May 1841 Va, physi-
. cian, Leonra, Aug 1863 Tex (marr 10 yrs, 0 ch), Kate, Jan 81 Tex, Kate, Jul 81 Tex, Douglas, Mar 83 Tex, May, May 86
. Tex, plus one servant.
. 1910 Bexar Co census, San Antonio, ED 26, sheet 8B, 309 West Poplar St, #177/165, T.J. Largen,68 Va (wid), physician, allo-
. path, Kate,28 Tex, May,22 Tex, plus one servant.
. 1910 Bexar Co census, San Antonio, ED 22 sheet 18A, 302 W Macon, Thos J. Largen,70 Ark (wid), physician, general practice,
. Kate,30 Tex, May,23 Tex, roomers.
. 1920 census, family not located.
. issue: (of Mary)
321 1. Forest Largen, b 27 Dec 1879 Tex (b Dec 1878 acc to 1900 census), m(1) Mary Moore, m(2) Clara ____.
. 2. Kate Largen, b 12 Jan 1881 Tex, d 15 Mar 1975 (SSDI 449-36-7761 Tex), "age 94, of arteriosclerotic heart disease with con-
. gestive heart failure, d/o T.J. Largen and Mary Jane Binkley", bur Ft Sam Houston National Cem, m 3 Nov 1917 to Roecephus
. Ulysses Atkins, b 3 Jul 1872 San Antonio, d 23 Aug 1937 Proviso, Cook Co, Tex, s/o George Franklin Atkins and Marie Lou-
. isa Forest. Kate's LR: San Antonio, Bexar Co 78201. See image of her death certificate below.
. His residence was Natalia, Medina Co, Tex at the time of his death, and he was listed as an irrigation engineer.
. 1920 Medina Co, Tex census, Natalia, ED 148,sheet 12B, #35/36, R. V. Atkins,48 Tex, assistant supt, office, Kate,35 Tex (Va,
. 1930 census, family not located.
322 3. Douglas Largen, b 19 Mar 1883 Lampasas, Tex, m Katherine C. Meredith.
. 4. May Largen, b 28 May 1886 Tex, d 20 Mar 1958 Bexar Co, bur Ft Sam Houston National Cem, San Antonio, m 8 Mar 1911
. Los Angeles, Cal to Robert Gibson Sherrard, b ca 1887 Tex, d Dec 1936 in an auto crash in Pennsylvania, s/o of D. G. Sher-
. rard. Robert was a Lt Col in the US Army.
. 1920 DeKal Co, Ga census, Cross Keys, Camp Gordon US Mil Reservation, ED 21, sheet 11A, Robert G. Sherrard,32 Tex
. (marr), officer, major, US Army. (rest of family not located)
. 1930 Bexar Co census, San Antonio, Fort Sam Houstin, ED 15-103, sheet 103, #13, Robert G. Sherrard,43 Tex (marr age 24),
. officer, army, Mary L.,37 Tex (marr age 17, Va,Tex), Robert G. Jr,17 Cal, David G.,15 Cal, May L.,9 Ga.
. a. Robert G. Sherrard, b 9 Jul 1912 Cal, d 17 Jul 2001 (SSDI 561-54-5304 Va). Lt in 1936.
. His LR: Gainesville, Alachua Co, Fla 32606.
. b. David G. Sherrard, b 3 Oct 1914 Cal, d 17 Sep 2002 (SSDI 226-36-2598 Va).
. His LR: San Antonio, Bexar Co, Tex 78239.
. c. May L. Sherrard, b ca 1921 Ga.
. Note: 1. Douglas Largen's 1937 obit says he was survived by brother Forest and sisters Mrs. R. G. Sherrard of San Antonio and
. Mrs. R. N. Atkins of Natalia, Tex (Medina Co).
. 2. "The San Antonio Light", 30 Dec 1936, obit for Col Robert G. Sherrard, 49.
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