Robert Ervin HAIRSTON ID#249, b. 5 November 1885, d. 9 September 1907
Father*George William HAIRSTON1,2 b. 5 Oct 1857, d. 2 Dec 1941
Mother*Virginia Antoinette "Nettie" ERVIN b. 23 Jan 1860, d. 4 Aug 1890
Birth*Robert Ervin HAIRSTON was born on 5 November 1885 in Mississippi.2

He was the son of George William HAIRSTON and Virginia Antoinette "Nettie" ERVIN.1,2 
PhotoRobert Ervin HAIRSTON was photographed

about 1889. 
Photo*He was photographed

about 1900. 
Census 1900He appeared on the 1900 census of George William HAIRSTON on 1 June 1900 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.3

Death*Robert Ervin HAIRSTON died on 9 September 1907 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, at age 21.4 
Burial*He was buried in Jennings Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi.2

Obituary*Death of Prominent Young Man.

Mr. Ervin Hairston, whose critical illness was noted in a recent issue of this paper, died last Monday morning at three o'clock at the McKinley Sanatorium on Main street, where he was carried about two weeks ago suffering from a malignant attack of typhoid fever. Mr. Hairsion was ill two weeks at the home of his father, Mr. Geo. W. Hairston, at Crawford, before he was brought to this city, and the change came too late to benefit him, his death resulting at the hour above stated.

Mr. Hairston's death is particularly sad. coming as it did when he had just attained the majesty of manhood, he being in his twenty-first year. He was a son of Mr. George Hairston of Crawford, and he leaves a large circle of friends and devoted relatives to mourn his untimely demise. He was most exemplary and promising young man, and his death cut short a career which promised great service and usefulness in this life.

The body was carried to the Jennings burial ground at Bethel church in the prairie last Monday morning, the interment occurring on Monday afternoon. A large concourse of sorrowing friends attended the sad obsequies. The Dispatch tenders its sympathies in the sorrow which has come to the family, these relatives and friends.

The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Mississippi, September 12, 1907, page 3. (Mississippi Department of Archives and History.)5 

Sources (

  1. [S253] Bible of Nicholas E. Hairston Family, 1825 (Boston, New York, Philadelphia: American Family Bible Publishing Company, N. E. Hairston, Jr., Mississippi.
  2. [S18] Jennings Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  3. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  4. [S257] Obituary attached to this record.
  5. [S3188] Library of Congress, Chronicling Amercia - Historic American Newspapers.
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