Paul Eugene Harmon

Brief Life History of Paul Eugene

When Paul Eugene Harmon was born on 24 August 1924, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, his father, Harvey Osborn Harmon, was 48 and his mother, Edna Mae Wyatt, was 43. He lived in United States in 1949 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 8 February 1994, in Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Paul Eugene Harmon
1924–1994
Joy Jean Shepherd Vanderbilt
1925–

Sources (11)

  • Paul E Harmon, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Paul Eugene Harmon - Memory of Someone: My memory: birth-name: Paul Eugene Harmon
  • Paul Eugene Harmon, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

World Events (8)

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Herman, adopted from ancient Germanic Hariman, Her(e)man, composed of elements meaning ‘army’ + ‘man’.

Irish: variant of Hargadon .

Americanized form of German Harmann or Hermann . Compare Harman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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