Jerome John B. Argenti

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Jerome John B. Argenti December 5, 1861, Maryland - January 25, 1903, San Francisco


Camera Club Cyclists

Argenti is not ambitious for racing glory, but for years has been a pedestrian of some note and can ride fast if he desires, too.

CYCLING NEWS AND COMMENTS. - Champion Ziegler's Teammates, Harbottle and Coulter, and Their Record as Racing Men. - The Czar of Russia as a Cycler. - The San Francisco Examiner, 12 Jan 1895

Captain J. J. B. Argenti of the Camera Club Cyclists has called a run to Tocaloma to-morrow. The roads in the vicinity of Tocaloma are in good order. Members not desiring to make the entire run can train to San Geronimo, and thence by wheel to Tocaloma, a distance of eight miles. The club will take the 8 a. m. boat for Sausalito.

THE WHEELMEN. San Francisco Call, Volume 78, Number 15, 15 June 1895


Jerome J. B. Argenti, Who for Twenty Years Was an Instructor in the Affiliated Colleges, Passes Away Very Suddenly


JEROME J. B. ARGENTI, who for twenty years was an instructor in the Affiliated Colleges and who was considered one of the most prominent scientists of the city, passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock at his family residence, 19 Belvedere street. He enjoyed fairly good health until Saturday afternoon, and his death came as a great surprise to his friends and relatives. Death is supposed to have been due to embolus, which is caused by a blood clot becoming lodged in an artery. Only a few days ago the professor submitted to a minor operation, and it is supposed that a clot of blood from the operation stopped an artery in the heart or brain and thus caused death.

About a week ago while Professor Argenti was working in his pharmacy at 1501 Waller street he was burned about the hands and feet by the explosion of a can of gasoline. The burns were not severe and are not supposed to have had any part in causing his death.

Professor Argenti was 41 years of age. He was born in Baltimore, Md., December 5, 1861. He was brought to California when he was not more than 3 years of age. He was graduated with high honors from St. Mary's College and subsequently entered the University of California. During his college days he gave evidence of ability as a scientist. He distinguished himself in his course in the State University, and when he was graduated he was awarded a gold medal for his work in the department of pharmacy.

Shortly after he received his diploma from the university, and while he was but 22 years of age, he was appointed a professor in the Affiliated Colleges. He was made professor of microscopy when that study was introduced in the colleges. At the time of his death he was professor of materia medica, and he also held the chair of botany, which was formerly filled by Professor Behr. It is due in a great measure to his ability and his conscientious devotion to duty that the Affiliated Colleges have attained their present state of efficiency. He was exceedingly fond of botany, and for a considerable time previous to his death he was engaged in giving free instruction during his spare time in the care of plants and flowers to the gardeners in Golden Gate Park.

Professor Argenti was a life member of the alumni of the University of California, and he always took a deep interest in the affairs of his alma mater. He was also a member of the Microscopical Club and a charter member of the California Camera Club. He had the honor of being a president and a director of the Camera Club.

In 1897 Professor Argenti married a sister of Dr. T. A. Rottanzi. He leaves two [missing text - MF]