Chloe Audrey Harmon

24 November 1893–15 August 1953 (Age 59)
Adams Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States

The Life of Chloe Audrey

When Chloe Audrey Harmon was born on 24 November 1893, in Adams Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States, her father, Edward Franklin Harmon, was 20 and her mother, Lida Wert, was 18. She married Grover Franklin Purk on 25 January 1911, in Champaign, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Johnson Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 August 1953, in Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Carysville, Adams Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Grover Franklin Purk
Chloe Audrey Harmon
Marriage: 25 January 1911
Helen Marie Purk
Robert Harold Purk
Marvin Purk
Kenneth Roy Purk
Virgil Augustus Purk

Spouse and Children

    Grover Franklin Purk



25 January 1911
Champaign, Ohio, United States


    Helen Marie Purk


    Robert Harold Purk


    Marvin Purk


    Kenneth Roy Purk


    Virgil Augustus Purk


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Franklin Harmon


    Lida Wert








    Hazelle Harmon


    Lucile Harmon


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Chloe Purk in household of Frank Purk, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Chloe Purk in household of Frank Purk, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chloe A Purk in household of Grover F Purk, "United States Census, 1920"

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