John Harwood

1853–
Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Harwood was born in 1853, in Ross, Ohio, United States, his father, Thos. Harwood, was 34 and his mother, Mary Tomer, was 32. He lived in Washington Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Thos. Harwood
1819–1898
Mary Tomer
1821–1880
Sarah A. Harwood
1845–1881
Charles Athen Harwood
1846–1926
Benjamin Harwood
1850–1920
John Harwood
1853–
Celia Jane Harwood
1854–1897
william harwood
1856–1861
Henry Harwood
1860–1904
Mary Catherine Harwood
1862–1944
James Walker Harwood
1869–1930

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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
Age 7
Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863
Age 10
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building
Age 31
The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places called Harwood (Lancashire, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Devon), Harewood (Herefordshire, Yorkshire), or Horwood (Devon). The placenames derive from Old English hār ‘gray’ or hara ‘hare’ + wudu ‘wood’. This name has also become established in Ireland.

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

Possible Related Names

Arrowood
Arwood
Harewood

Sources (2)

  • John Harewood in household of Thomas Harewood, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Harwood in household of Thomas Harwood, "United States Census, 1870"

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