James Rodman Harmon

11 January 1840–10 July 1911 (Age 71)
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Rodman

When James Rodman Harmon was born on 11 January 1840, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, Charles Harmon, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Rodman, was 24. He married Martha Malissa Springer on 15 May 1860, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Spring Valley Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 10 July 1911, in Cherokee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, United States.

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James Rodman Harmon
Martha Malissa Springer
Marriage: 15 May 1860
James Lincoln Harmon
Mary Elizabeth Harmon
Viola Harmon
Almira Jane Harmon
Virginia Harmon
Charles Ira Harmon
Lora Springer Harmon
Erva Lee Harmon

Spouse and Children


    Martha Malissa Springer


15 May 1860
Shelby, Indiana, United States


    James Lincoln Harmon


    Mary Elizabeth Harmon



    Almira Jane Harmon


    Virginia Harmon


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 1

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

Kansas is the 34th state

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)

  • James R Harmon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Harmon in household of Charles Harmon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Harmon in household of Charles Harmon, "United States Census, 1850"

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