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Name:Robert Lee Hardy
Affiliation:Class of 1879
Biography & Genealogy:Robert Lee Hardy, Class of 1879. Genealogy: Born- ca. 1859 in Norfolk, Va. Father- Thomas Asbury Hardy; Mother- Elizabeth Pierce. Pat. Grandfather- Rev. Edward Hardy; Pat. Grandmother- Lydia Jarvis. No information on Mat. Grandparents. Married- Emily Irwin, daughter of Henry Irwin. Children- 1- Edward Hardy; 2- Irwin Hardy; (there were three other children, but their names are unknown). VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 2, 1876; Graduated- July 3, 1879 standing 22 in a class of 22. Careers: Member of A.T.O. Fraternity; Merchant; Farmer. Died- Date of death unknown.
About the Hardy family at VMI-
Four sons of Thomas Asbury Hardy and Elizabeth M. Pierce attended VMI. They were: Thomas A. Hardy, Jr., (Class of 1860); Edward M. Hardy (Class of 1860); William C. Hardy (Class of 1864); and Robert L. Hardy (Class of 1879). A sister, Mary Pinckney Hardy, married Arthur MacArthur and was the mother of General Douglas MacArthur. In addition, two cousins of the Hardy siblings attended VMI: Charles W. Hardy (class of 1857) and William J. Hardy, Jr. (Class of 1865). They were the sons of William Jarvis Hardy and Anna Trueblood. The paternal grandparents of all the children mentioned above were the Rev. Edward Hardy and Lydia Jarvis.