William Porter Harmon

9 February 1859–6 March 1933 (Age 74)
Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Porter

When William Porter Harmon was born on 9 February 1859, in Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States, his father, James Perry Harmon, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Margaret Crump, was 19. He married Ellen Parthena Harmon on 14 February 1883, in Saline, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and McHenry, North Dakota, United States in 1900. He died on 6 March 1933, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Milwaukie Pioneer Cemetery, Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Porter Harmon
Ellen Parthena Harmon
Marriage: 14 February 1883
Effie Harmon
Florence Harmon
Ida Mae Harmon
Clara R. Harmon

Spouse and Children

14 February 1883
Saline, Missouri, United States


    Effie Harmon


    Florence Harmon



    Clara R. Harmon


Parents and Siblings



    Florinda Harmon




    Louzana Harmon


    Amanda Harmon


World Events (8)


Age 1

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1862 · The Homestead Act

Age 3

The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  
1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 21

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

Name Meaning

1 Irish (mainly County Louth): generally of English origin (see 1); but sometimes also used as a variant of Harman or Hardiman , i.e. an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArgadáin ( see Hargadon ).2 English: variant spelling of Harman 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William P Harmon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm P Harmon in household of J P Harmon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Harmans in household of Jas P Harmans, "United States Census, 1870"

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