Harrison Morton Handy

7 June 1888–17 July 1976 (Age 88)
Scottville, Mason, Michigan, United States

The Life of Harrison Morton

When Harrison Morton Handy was born on 7 June 1888, in Scottville, Mason, Michigan, United States, his father, James Foster Handy, was 45 and his mother, Mary J Sims, was 43. He married Martha Marie Maxwell on 24 November 1907, in Central Lake, Antrim, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Antrim, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Nahma Township, Delta, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 17 July 1976, in East Jordan, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Central Lake Township, Antrim, Michigan, United States.

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Harrison Morton Handy
Martha Marie Maxwell
Marriage: 24 November 1907
Merle Eugene Handy
Muriel E Handy
Foster Emery Handy
Jane Handy
Auda M. Handy

Spouse and Children

24 November 1907
Central Lake, Antrim, Michigan, United States


    Merle Eugene Handy


    Muriel E Handy


    Foster Emery Handy


    Jane Handy


    Auda M. Handy


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 15

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English hondi ‘skillful with one's hands’, ‘dextrous’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Morton Handy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Morton Handy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Morton Handy in household of James Handy, "United States Census, 1900"

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