Harry L Bringhurst

Brief Life History of Harry L

When Harry L Bringhurst was born in September 1876, in Illinois, United States, his father, James Bringhurst, was 25 and his mother, Clara A. Lewen, was 20. He married Mayme Ellen Landers on 8 November 1909, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States in 1920 and Des Moines, King, Washington, United States in 1930. He died on 5 March 1966, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Harry L Bringhurst
Mayme Ellen Landers
Marriage: 8 November 1909
Edward L Bringhurst
James Alva Bringhurst
Edward Lemen Bringhurst
William Henry Bringhurst
Marion E. Bringhurst

Sources (20)

  • Harry Bringhurst, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Harry Bringhurst, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"
  • James H Bringhurst, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, England, called Bringhurst. This was named in Old English with Brȳninga + hyrst ‘wooded hill’, i.e. ‘wooded hill on lands associated with someone called Brȳni’. This surname is rare in Britain.

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

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