James A. Harkrader

12 June 1872–2 April 1921 (Age 48)
Ohio, United States

The Life of James A.

James A. Harkrader was born on 12 June 1872, in Ohio, United States. He married Anna Mae Green on 20 July 1899, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He lived in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1921. He died on 2 April 1921, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Maroa, Macon, Illinois, United States.

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James A. Harkrader
Anna Mae Green
Marriage: 20 July 1899

Spouse and Children

20 July 1899
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

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.

Age 14

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Swiss German Hergenröder: or Hergenräder or Hergenreder, a habitational name from a place named Hergenrode or Herchenrode in Hesse, or Herkenrath in the Rhineland.

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

Sources (3)

  • James A Harkrader, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James A Harkrader, "Illinois, Macon County, Decatur Public Library Collections, 1879-2007"
  • James A. Harkrader, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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