Harry Hale Waterman

Male10 July 1869–10 September 1948

Brief Life History of Harry Hale

When Harry Hale Waterman was born on 10 July 1869, in Rutland, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, his father, John Adams Waterman, was 45 and his mother, Emily S Hale, was 31. He married Ida May Vierling on 27 October 1891, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 10 September 1948, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Harry Hale Waterman
1869–1948
Ida May Vierling
1872–1896
Marriage: 27 October 1891
Louise Hale Waterman
1895–1953

Sources (13)

  • Harry Waterman in household of John Waterman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harry Hale Waterman, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Harry Hale Waterman, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 October 1891Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

    Age 3

    Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 21

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Dutch: occupational name for a boatman or ferryman, or a water carrier (the English name was perhaps sometimes synonymous with Middle English waterlader or waterberer, denoting a man who carried fresh water from a spring or stream for drinking or domestic use), or a topographic name for someone who lived by a pond or stretch of water (see Water 2).

    English: occupational name from the Middle English personal name Water or Walter + man, meaning ‘servant of Wa(l)ter’.

    Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wassermann or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wasserman .

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

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