Richard Harlan Suman

Male29 April 1921–18 March 1999

Brief Life History of Richard Harlan

When Richard Harlan Suman was born on 29 April 1921, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, his father, John Robert Suman, was 31 and his mother, Beatrice Mary Mowers, was 32. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 18 March 1999, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Richard Harlan Suman
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Sources (11)

  • Richard H Suman in household of John R Suman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard Harlan Suman, "Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Richard H Suman, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 8

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 21

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Italian (northern): unexplained.

Croatian, Serbian, and Bosniak (Šuman): topographic name for someone who lived in a wood, derived from Croatian, Serbian, and Bosnian šuma ‘wood, forest’. Compare Shuman .

Croatian: altered form, under Italian or Hungarian influence, of Šuman (see 2 above and 4 below), or perhaps a nickname derived from the root of sumnjati ‘doubt, suspicion’.

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

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