Frank Bentley Hargrave

FRANK BENTLEY HARGRAVE was born March 4, 1867, in West Newton, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, son of the Rev. O. P. and Rebecca (Harbaugh) Hargrave. Henry Hargrave, grandfather of Frank B. Hargrave, emigrated to this country from Ireland at a very early day, and was married to Mary Ann Peart. Their son, O. P. Hargrave, father of Frank Bentley Hargrave, was born January 16, 1828, in West Newton, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. He was ordained into the Baptist church ministry, and in 1884 organized the first Baptist church in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, with which church he was connected until his death, which occurred in 1892. He was also moderator for many years in the Pittsburg Baptist conference.

Frank Bentley Hargrave, son of the Rev. O. P. Hargrave, was graduated from Bucknell University, at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1889. Deciding to follow the legal profession he entered into the study of law, and was admitted to the Westmoreland and Allegheny county bars in 1892, and, since then has been engaged in the practice of his profession in Latrobe and Greensburg, in which he is eminently successful.

In politics, Mr. Hargrave affiliates with the Republican party. When the Spanish-American war was in progress he enlisted in Company I, Tenth Pennsylvania Infantry, United States Volunteers, and participated in the battle of Malate, which engagement took place July 31 and August I, 1898, and in the capture of Manila, August 13, 1898. While at Manila with his regiment he was elected a member of the house of representatives, November, 1898.

Source: History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906, Page 271-2.
Transcribed by Carol C. Eddleman for the Westmoreland County History Project.
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