Harry Earl Flynn

20 August 1896–22 July 1969 (Age 72)
Lewistown Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harry Earl

When Harry Earl Flynn was born on 20 August 1896, in Lewistown Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas F Flynn, was 26 and his mother, Alta May Abshire, was 17. He married Gladys Jean Conrad on 1 July 1922, in Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 22 July 1969, in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Earl Flynn
Gladys Jean Conrad
Marriage: 1 July 1922
Robert E Flynn
(Infant) Flynn

Spouse and Children

1 July 1922
Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois, United States


    Robert E Flynn



Parents and Siblings

    Thomas F Flynn






    Dwain Flynn


    Dale Willard Flynn



    Edna Flynn


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Floinn ‘descendant of Flann ’, a byname meaning ‘red(dish)’, ‘ruddy’. There were families of this name in various parts of Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl Flynn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Flynn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl Flinn in household of Thomas Flinn, "United States Census, 1900"

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