H. W. "Bill" Hargiss
Youth 1887
College 1905
Marion High 1909
C. of Emporia 1910
KU 1913
KSN 1914
OAC 1918
KSN 1920
KU 1928
Coronado 1941
Brklyn Dodgrs 1942
US Army 1945
Post War 1946
KS A. C. 1952
US Air Force 1960
Retirement 1962
Last Game 1978
Linemen Pulling
Forward Pass
Football Shoe
Offensive Huddle
Defensive Huddle
1926 ESU Football
Kansas Illustriana
MO Valley AAU
NAIA Hall Fame
Honor Due Hargiss
Coaching clinic honor
Kansas Hall Fame
KU Hall Fame
Recognition Banquet
Hargiss' Athletes
ESU Disting. Alum
Kansas Relays
KU Celebrity Classic
Hargiss Scholarship
ESU Hall Honor
ESU Cent. Team
Football Record

Bill Hargiss' Last Football Game, 1978Last picture of Bill Hargiss in 1978

      At the time of the "Celebrity" banquet in May 1978, Bill was scheduled to have abdominal surgery in June at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Gen was not planning to teach that summer.  Bill came home at the end of June and spent July recuperating.
     In August Bill was able to take care of his flowers and tomatoes. He seemed to be feeling about as well as he had felt at anytime during the past year. This picture was taken toward the end of August by his gardening assistant Mark McBride, who was a graduate student at KU. This is the last picture we have of Bill.
    On September 1, 1978, Bill called his daughter Gen at school in mid-morning to say that Jody Hankammer had just called from Topeka and wanted them to come over as soon as possible. It turned out to be a lunch party to celebrate Bill's 91st birthday. Sister Vetra had come from Salina and cousin Peg from Pittsburg (Kansas). Vetra brought him a cake with one big candle in the center. Bill said it was the only birthday cake he had ever had.
    Theno Graves and his wife Jo attended the K Club dinner with Bill and Gen on Friday evening, September 22, and also the KU game on Saturday afternoon, September 23.
 This was Bill's last football game.

    On October 15, 1978, H. W. "Bill" Hargiss passed away at the age of 91.


Funeral service

Graveside eulogies

Obit Lawrence Journal World

Obit Emporia Gazette

Obit K C Star

Obit K C Times

Obit Topeka Daily Capital

Editorial Oscar Stauffer

Obit Topeka Capital Journal

Obit Salina Journal

Editorial Emporia Gazette

Emporian come home for Final Rest

Notes from his desk


Bill Hargiss' family:

Parents - Thomas and Nancy Hargiss.

Wife - Vera Strickler (1888-1955) and her family

Children -K Club letter to Hargiss from Otto Schnellbacher Genevieve (1912-1995), Woodson (1916-1920), Clarke (1924-2004), Shirley (1926-)



Note from Theno Graves to Hargiss