Florence B. Harbison

14 January 1897–3 April 1977 (Age 80)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Florence B.

When Florence B. Harbison was born on 14 January 1897, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Andrew Thomas Harbison, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ella Brownback, was 30. She married Samuel Irwin Wanner on 7 June 1919, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Royersford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 3 April 1977, at the age of 80, and was buried in Limerick Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Irwin Wanner
Florence B. Harbison
Marriage: 7 June 1919
Samuel Wanner
Marion Wanner
Richard Wanner

Spouse and Children

7 June 1919
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


    Samuel Wanner


    Marion Wanner


    Richard Wanner


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly northern Ireland): patronymic from the personal name Herbert . (The change from -er- to -ar- was a common one in Old French and Middle English.)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence Wanner in household of Samuel Wanner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence Wanner in household of Samuel Wanner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florence B Harbison in household of Thomas A Harbison, "United States Census, 1910"

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