Julius C. LeHardy

Atlanta Evening News
Jan 8, 1907

Savannah, Ga., Jan. 8 -- After an illness of a week, Dr. Julius C. LeHardy died yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at the residence of his son, L. M. LeHardy, No. 2209 Whitaker street. Dr. LeHardy's health had been failing recently, and the end had been expected for several days. The immediate cause of his health was Bright's disease.

Dr. LeHardy was one of Savannah's oldest and most prominent citizens. For many years he was prominently identified with public affairs, and for two years was health officer of Savannah.

Born in Belgium.

Dr. LeHardy was born on October 21, 1831, in Chateau Fichermont, on the battlefield of Waterloo, Belgium. His father was Viscount LeHardy Deaulieu. He attended school in Paris and graduated there in both engineering and medicine at the head of his class. He came to America in 1848 and landed in Charleston, whence he moved to Rome, Ga. On leaving Rome, Dr. LeHardy went to Philadelphia, where he graduated from the Philadelphia Medical College and afterwards returned to Savannah. He was professor in the medical college of Augusta and also in Savannah, at the time the medical college was being operated here.

He was health officer of this city during the Meldrim administration. Dr. LeHardy was president of the local medical society for several terms and also president of the state medical society. He enlisted in the Savannah Volunteer Guards at the opening of the war and served through the entire war as a member of that command.

His Family.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nannie LeHardy, who was a Miss Bond, and by three sons and one daughter; who are L. M. LeHardy, of this city; Charles A. LeHardy, of Palatka, Fla., and Dr. J. C. LeHardy, Jr., surgeon in the United States army in the Philippines, and Mrs. T. S. Wylly. J. D. LeHardy, of the army is probably on his way home from the Islands, as his family has not yet been able to locate him.

The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence, 2209 Whitaker street, and the services will be conducted by Rev. Charles H. Strong rector of St. John's Episcopal Church. The interment will be in Bonaventure cemetery and the pallbearers will be Messrs. A. G. Guerard, Henry D. Stevens, T. P. Ravenel, Major C. S. Hardee, Dr. W. W. Owens and Dr. S. L. Phillips.

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