Robert W. Hebberd

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Robert W. Hebberd (October 31, 1857 - November 25, 1928) was the Commissioner of Charities of the New York State Board of Charities and superintendent of the Queensboro Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He aided in the formation of Coney Island Hospital.[1][2]


He was born on October 31, 1857 to Gilbert Oliver Hebberd and Isabella Lenox. On November 29, 1882 in Seneca Falls, New York he married Harriet Metcalf. He died on November 25, 1928 at Jamaica Hospital of heart disease.[2]


  1. ^ "Hebberd Criticizes Charities' Methods. Secretary Says that Societies Are Not Establishing Better Standards of Living". New York Times. August 10, 1910. Retrieved 2011-05-19. Secretary Robert W. Hebberd of the State Board of Charities, who as Commissioner of Charities for several years became thoroughly acquainted with living conditions here, is one of those who believe that the present methods of charitable societies are not permanently improving the sufferers from congestion or establishing better standards of living. 
  2. ^ a b "R. W. Hebberd Dead. Long In Charities. He Was Identified for Forty Years With Welfare Work in City and State. Had Held Several Offices. Erection of Coney Island Hospital, Nurses' Home and Queens Shelter Aided by Him". New York Times. November 25, 1928. Retrieved 2011-05-19. Robert W. Hebberd, superintendent of the Queensboro Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and for years identified with various charitable organizations in this city, died yesterday in the Jamaica Hospital of heart disease.