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Whitney Harb

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Whitney Albert Harb, born February, 15th, 1893 in Rector, AR,1 was a professional baseball player. He played with the Hattiesburg club of the 1911 Cotton States League. He was the brother of Burt Harb.

Biography

After playing in the Little Rock City League in 1910, Harb was signed by Hattiesburg in the Cotton States Leagues in 1911.2

Harb married Louisa Worthen in 1914, daughter of William Booker Worthern, a member of the Dixie Baseball Club. After Louisa died, Harb married famous female golfer Helen Hicks on his 45th birthday in 1938. The two divorced in 1948 and Harb later married Juanita Stevens Harb.

Harb died November 24th, 1954 in Camden, AR.3 He was buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, in Little Rock, AR.

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"Whitney A. Harb, age 61, owner of the Buick agency in Camden since November 1953, died in a local hospital Wednesday afternoon of a heart condition. Mr. Harb was born at Rector, Arkansas, February 15, 1893. Before moving to Camden he was in the automobile business in North Little Rock, Hot Springs and Pocahontas. He was a member of the Episcopal Church in Camden, the Camden Lions club, and the Masonic lodge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Juanita Stevens Harb, one brother, Burt W. Harb of Little Rock, and one sister, Mrs. Opal Beckman of Englewood, California. The body was taken to the Ruebel Funeral Home in Little Rock on Thursday afternoon, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 on Saturday conducted by Rev. W. J. H. Petter of Camden. Burial will be in Roselawn cemetery in Little Rock. Proctor Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements."3