Harry Stanley Mager

5 October 1911–4 May 1996 (Age 84)
Tinley Park, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harry Stanley

When Harry Stanley Mager was born on 5 October 1911, in Tinley Park, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Albert Mager, was 23 and his mother, Minnie E Klepper, was 23. He married Elsie Eleanor Randell on 2 January 1936, in Cook, Illinois, United States. He lived in Bremen Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 4 May 1996, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 84.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Harry Stanley Mager
Elsie Eleanor Randell
Marriage: 2 January 1936

Spouse and Children

2 January 1936
Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

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.
1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 2

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: nickname for a thin man, Middle Dutch, Middle High German mager. This name also occurs frequently in western Slavic countries, especially Bohemia and Poland.2 English: variant of Major .3 Czech: ethnic name for a Hungarian ( see Magyar ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Harry S Mager, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stanley Mager in household of Harry Mager, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry S Mager, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.