Harry Otto Packard

29 May 1870–19 December 1902 (Age 32)
Covert, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Harry Otto

When Harry Otto Packard was born on 29 May 1870, in Covert, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, his father, William Oscar Packard, was 37 and his mother, Anna Judith Otto, was 33. He married Elizabeth Belle "Bessie" Jenne on 22 January 1895, in Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ganges, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 19 December 1902, in Bristol, Virginia, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Covert, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Harry Otto Packard
Elizabeth Belle "Bessie" Jenne
Marriage: 22 January 1895
Willfred Packard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1895Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 2
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1872 · The Amnesty Act
    Age 2
    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
    Age 9
    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English pak(e) ‘pack, bundle’ + the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard, probably a derogatory occupational name for a peddler.English: pejorative derivative of the Middle English personal name Pack .Probably also an Americanized form of German Packert, Päckert, from ancient Germanic personal names formed with a word meaning ‘battle’ or ‘to fight’; or a variant of Packer 2 (with excrescent -t).

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Marshall Packard in household of William Packard, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Harry Packard in entry for William Wylie Young and Willfred Packard, "New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935"
    • Harry J Packard in household of Wm Oscar Packard, "United States Census, 1880"

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