Harold Tolman Avery

24 October 1892–1 August 1974 (Age 81)
Saint Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Harold Tolman

When Harold Tolman Avery was born on 24 October 1892, in Saint Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, United States, his father, Lewis B. Avery, was 33 and his mother, Marie Louise Tolman, was 32. He married Elizabeth Ella Murphey on 27 December 1919, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1930 and Oakland Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 1 August 1974, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Tolman Avery
Elizabeth Ella Murphey
Marriage: 27 December 1919
Lewis Burtis "Burt" Avery

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Ella Murphey


27 December 1919
Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States


    Lewis Burtis "Burt" Avery


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 1

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 14

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

Age 22

Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.

Name Meaning

English: from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Auvery, a Norman form of Alfred . It could also be from a variant of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Aubri ( see Aubrey ). At least in the case of the original Puritan settlers in New England, there has been some confusion with Averill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harold T Avery, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold T Avery, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harold T Avery in household of Louis Avery, "United States Census, 1900"

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