John Gaylord Harlan Sr

2 December 1872–16 January 1946 (Age 73)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Gaylord

When John Gaylord Harlan Sr was born on 2 December 1872, in Illinois, United States, his father, Harrison Harlan, was 30 and his mother, Hannah Lucinda Gordon, was 25. He married Lesbia J Brown on 28 April 1897, in Dunlap, Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Richwoods Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States for about 6 years. He died on 16 January 1946, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Dunlap, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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John Gaylord Harlan Sr
Lesbia J Brown
Marriage: 28 April 1897
Ruth Genevieve Harlan
Della Brown Harlan
John Gaylord Harlan Jr
Clifford Henry Harlan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 April 1897Dunlap, Peoria, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 3
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1877 · The First Workers Strike
    Age 5
    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
    1892 · The Chicago Canal
    Age 20
    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several minor places called in Old English with hār ‘gray’, hara ‘hare’, or hær ‘rock, tumulus’ + land ‘tract of land, estate, cultivated land’, notably Harland in Kirkbymoorside (North Yorkshire). This surname has also been present in northern Ireland (Armagh and Antrim) since the 17th century, but is now rare in Britain.History: Harlan County, KY was named for Major Silas Harlan (died 1782). John Marshall Harlan, born in KY in 1833, became a US Supreme Court justice.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • John G Harlan, "United States Census, 1930"
    • John G Harlan in entry for Edward Zimmerman and Della B Harlan, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"
    • John G Harlan, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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