Dorothy Geraldine "Jerry" Harman

2 May 1919–18 June 2011 (Age 92)
Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Dorothy Geraldine "Jerry"

When Dorothy Geraldine "Jerry" Harman was born on 2 May 1919, in Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Roy Hillard Harman Sr, was 33 and her mother, Mae Eulalie Finley, was 19. She married Herbert Charles Halleman on 11 May 1966, in Nevada, United States. She lived in Okmulgee City, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 18 June 2011, in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Fort Rosecrans, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Herbert Charles Halleman
Dorothy Geraldine "Jerry" Harman
Marriage: 11 May 1966

Spouse and Children

11 May 1966
Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 2

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Age 24

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southeast), French, German (Harmann) and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + man ‘man’ ( see Hermann ). In England this name was introduced by the Normans.2 Irish: generally of English origin (see 1); but sometimes also used as a variant of Hardiman , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArgadáin ( see Hargadon ).3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname for someone with a copious or noticeable head of hair ( see Haar ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Harmen in household of Roy H Harmen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorothy Jerry Cooper, "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Dorothy Louise Harman - Published information: death: 18 June 2011; Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California, United States

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