Robert Hunter Harr

#1932, b. 4 September 1878, d. 8 March 1957

Robert Hunter Harr
RelationshipGrandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsMaternal Ancestry
FatherEdward Hunter Harr b. 4 Nov 1847, d. 6 Sep 1884
MotherColumbia Caroline Byerly b. 6 May 1849, d. 2 Jan 1914

Major Life Event

     Robert Hunter Harr was born on 4 September 1878 in Washington Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 He married first Nora Ellen Wilhoite, daughter of James M. N. Wilhite and Lucinda Jane Burnett, on 17 June 1902 in Knox Co., Tennessee.8 He married second Emma Busbee on 7 June 1917 in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee.9 Robert died of a coronary throbysis on 8 March 1957 in his home on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, at age 78.1,10 He was interred on 10 March 1957 in Greenwood Cemetery in Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee.1,10

Children of Robert and Nora Ellen Wilhoite

Family of Robert and Emma Busbee

Narrative

     Robert owned Harr Printing in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee. Reference: Robert was a printer for Knoxville Printing and Publishing Company in 1904 in at 811 Luttrell, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee.11

     Robert made a will on 20 January 1950 in Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee.

     Last Will and Testament of Robert H. Harr:

     I, Robert H. Harr, of Fountain City, Tennessee, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void any and all Wills heretofore made by me.
     1st: I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as possible after my death by my Executrix.
     2nd: I hereby give, devise and bequeath all my property of every kind and character, personal and mixed, as well as money due me, all that may be on hand at the time of my death, or that may become due after my death, to my wife, Emma B. Harr.
     I hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Emma B. Harr, executrix of this my last Will and Testament, and expressly excuse her from giving bond, filing any inventory, or making any settlement with any Court.
     In witness, whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, this 20th day January 1950.
/s/ Robert H. Harr.

     Obituary of Robert Hunter Harr:

     Harr, Robert Hunter of Grove Avenue, Fountain City, passed away 12 noon Friday at his home. Member of Smithwood Baptist Church. Member of Board of Deacons and Men's Bible Class. He was owner of the R. H. Harr Printing Co. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Emma Busbee Harr; daughters Mrs. Kathleen Lawrence, Springfield, O; Mrs. Virgil Foster, Birmingham, Ala; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. The body will remain at the mortuary where the family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Services 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Gentry's Chapel, Rev. Ralph L. Murray officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Gentry's in charge.10


     A second article concering his death appearred in the Knoxville Journal on the same page as the obituary.

Print Head Firm Dies

     Robert Hunter Harr, owner of R. H. Harr Printing Co., 712 State Street SW, died at his home on Grove Avenue in Fountain City.
     He was a native of Washington County and a member of Smithwood Baptist Church serving on the board of deacons and also had been active in all of the organizations and the men's bible class until his illness. He had been in failing health for several months.
     Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Emma Busbee Harr; daughters Mrs. Kathleen Lawrence of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Virgil Foster of Birmingham, Ala., three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body was removed to Gentry's Mortuary Chapel where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight.10


     The Knoxville Sentinel published the following article concering his death:12

Knox Printer, R. H. Harr, Dies

     A Knoxville printing establishment operator of many years, Robert Hunter Harr, died yesterday at his home on Grove Avenue, Fountain City.
     A jovial fellow, elderly Mr. Harr enjoyed hailing acquaintances passing by his open window as he sat at his desk at his plant on State Street just south of Church Avenue. Mrs. Harr has been a partner with her husband in the R. H. Harr Printing Co. for years. The firm does job work and specializes in checkbooks.
     Both are longtime leaders at Smithwood Baptist Church where he was for many years a deacon. He had been in declining health for several months.
     Services will be at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Gentry chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. He leaves the wife, Mrs. Emma Busbee Harr; daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Lawrence, Springfield, O., and Mrs. Virgil Foster, Birmingham; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family will receive friends at Gentry's between 7 and 9 tonight.

U. S. Census Records

Census1880Robert Hunter Harr was listed as a son at age 1, born in Tennessee, in the household of Edward Hunter Harr in Washington Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 1 June 1880.13
Census1900Robert Hunter Harr was listed as a son at age 21, born in Tennessee, in the household of Lummie Harr in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1900 enumerated 8 June 1900.14
Census1910Robert Hunter Harr was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 18 April 1910, in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 31, occupation as a printer, linotype, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Nora Ellen Harr, Kathleen Amanda Harr, Louise Idelle Harr and Bessie Grills.7
Census1920Robert Hunter Harr was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census enumerated 20 January 1920, in Second District, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 41, occupation as a printer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Emma Harr, Kathleen Amanda Harr and Louise Idelle Harr.5
Census1930In the Census of 1930 enumerated 4 April 1930, Robert Hunter Harr was listed as head of household in Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 50, occupation as a printer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Emma Harr.4

Residence (City Directories)

1895Robert Hunter Harr and Lovenia C. Harr lived at 706 Marion, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1895. Robert's occupation was press feeder for S. B. Newman & Company.15
1897Robert Hunter Harr and Lovenia C. Harr lived at 1131 Euclid Avenue, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1897. Lovenia was a dressmaker and Robert was a pressman for S. B. Newman & Company.16
1898Robert Hunter Harr and Lovenia C. Harr lived at 1131 Euclid Avenue, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1898. Robert was a feeder for S. B. Newman & Company. Also residing at the location: Bessie A. Harr.17
1900Robert Hunter Harr and Lovenia C. Harr lived at 1131 Euclid Avenue, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1900. Robert was a printer for S. B. Newman & Company. Also residing at the location: Bessie A. Harr.18
1906Robert Hunter Harr and Columbia Caroline Byerly lived at 429 Atkin, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1906. Robert was a printer for Knoxville Printing and Box Company. Also residing at the location: Bessie A. Harr.19
1910Robert Hunter Harr lived at 139 E. Glenwood Avenue, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1910. Robert was a linotype operator for Knoxville Printing and Box Company.20
1914Robert Hunter Harr lived on 4th Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1914. Robert was a stoneman for Knoxville Litographic Company.21
1915Robert Hunter Harr lived on 4th Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1915. Robert was a composer for Knoxville Litographic Company.22
1916Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1916. Robert was a stoneman for Knoxville Litographic Company and Emma was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.23
1917Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1917. Robert was a printer for Knoxville Litographic Company and Emma was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.24
1919Robert Hunter Harr lived at 1 Grove, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1919. Robert was a foreman for the Knoxville Litographic Company.25
1920Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived in Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1920. Robert was a foreman of the composing room for the Knoxville Litographic Company and Mrs. Robert H. Harr (Emma) was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.26
1921Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived in Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1921. Robert was a foreman of the composing room for the Knoxville Litographic Company and Mrs. Robert H. Harr (Emma) was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.27
1922Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived in Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1922. Robert was a foreman of the composing room for the Knoxville Litographic Company and Mrs. Robert H. Harr (Emma) was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.28
1923Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1923. Robert was a foreman for the Knoxville Litographic Company and Emma was a stenographer for the County Clerk's office.29
1925Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1925. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 624½ Gay in Knoxville and Emma was a clerk at A. W. Edington.30
1928Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1928. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 624 Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.31
1929Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1929. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 624 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.32
1930Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1930. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.33
1931Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1931. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.34
1933Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1933. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.35
1934Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1934. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was deputy county clerk.36
1936Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1936. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was a bookkeeper for R. H. Harr Printing Company.37
1942Robert Hunter Harr and Emma Harr lived on Grove Avenue, Fountain City, Knox Co., Tennessee, in 1942. Robert was the owner or R. H. Harr Printing Company located at 716 S. Gay in Knoxville and Emma was a bookkeeper for R. H. Harr Printing Company.38

Citations

  1. [S82] Death Certificate, Robert Hunter Harr.
  2. [S510] Edward H. Harr Family Bible.
  3. [S614] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Coffee (last part), Crockett, Cumberland, and Davidson (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED33, page 517B, line 25, dwelling 56, family 59.
  4. [S948] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, City of Knoxville City, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3B, ED67, line 99, dwelling 73, family 73.
  5. [S1008] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Knox Co., TN, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED119, page 13B, line 65, dwelling 284, family 298.
  6. [S1206] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 210A, ED66, line 48, dwelling 180, family 216.
  7. [S1213] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 177A, ED101, line 16, dwelling 24, family 27.
  8. [S97] Harr-Wilhoite Marriage License.
  9. [S91] Davis Index, Knox Co. Marriages.
  10. [S775] Knoxville Journal, Robert Hunter Harr Obituary, 9 March 1957, page 12.
  11. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1904.
  12. [S776] Knoxville News Sentinel, R. H. Harr, 9 March 1957.
  13. [S614] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Coffee (last part), Crockett, Cumberland, and Davidson (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, ED33, page 517B, line 23, dwelling 56, family 59.
  14. [S1206] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 210A, ED66, line 47, dwelling 180, family 216.
  15. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1895.
  16. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1897.
  17. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1898.
  18. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1900.
  19. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1906.
  20. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1910.
  21. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1914.
  22. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1915.
  23. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1916.
  24. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1917.
  25. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1919.
  26. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1920.
  27. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1921.
  28. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1922.
  29. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1923.
  30. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1925.
  31. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1928.
  32. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1929.
  33. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1930.
  34. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1931.
  35. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1933.
  36. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1934.
  37. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1936.
  38. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1942.