Hester Luetta Harr at Hopemont Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Preston County, W. Va.

Collection Number:
A&M 3540, Debra Harr, Collector
Hester Luetta Harr at Hopemont Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Preston County, W. Va.
'This is Miss Stocker, the girl that died last night. Isn't that a horrible picture of me? I wish you would note the legs.' 'Biographical information on Hester Harr obtained from her niece, Debra Harr. Hester Harr was a patient at Hopemont Hospital for approximately 10 years. After contracting tuberculosis, she was admitted in the Spring of 1926 and discharged 1936. She was born January 10,1906 in Buena, W. Va. near Canaan Valley, one of five children (the third and last daughter) of John R. and DeLarie Harr. Hester graduated from Petersburg High School in 1925. She entered Shepherd College in the fall of that year. In the spring of 1926, she transferred to West Virginia University. Her brother, Guy Harr, born 1909, was also a student at WVU at the same time. He also contracted tuberculosis and entered the Hopemont Sanitarium. He died at Hopemont in 1934. After leaving Hopemont, Hester Harr married Harold Yokum of Keyser on December 31, 1938. They made their home in Ridgeley, W. Va. near Short Gap, W. Va. (on Rt. 28 South of Cumberland). They had no children. Harold Yokum died in 1953. Hester Harr died in 1987 of complications of pneumonia. She is buried in the Maple River Cemetery in Petersburg, W. Va.'
Tuberculosis--Treatment--West Virginia--Hopemont., Hospitals--West Virginia--Hopemont., Counties--Preston--Hospitals., Patients--West Virginia--Hopemont.
Personal Names:
Harr, Hester Luetta.
Corporate Names:
Hopemont Sanitarium.
Acquisition Source:
Harr, Debra
Acquisition Method:
West Virginia History OnView