Luther Ratcliff Harnden

Male25 August 1901–19 November 1977

Brief Life History of Luther Ratcliff

When Luther Ratcliff Harnden was born on 25 August 1901, in Water Valley Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States, his father, George Stevens Harnden Sr, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Adaline McMullin, was 22. He married Alma Lorene Tyler on 3 June 1923, in Randolph, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Demun Township, Randolph, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Randolph, Arkansas, United States in 1935. He died on 19 November 1977, in Doraville, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 76.

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Luther Ratcliff Harnden
Alma Lorene Tyler
Marriage: 3 June 1923
Charles Glendon Harnden
Living Harnden

Sources (8)

  • Luther R Harnden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Luther Harendon, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957" Note: Correct spelling should be "Harnden"
  • Luther Ratcliffe Harnden, "Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1923Randolph, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1902 · So Much Farm Land

    Age 1

    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

    Age 3

    Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

    1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

    Age 21

    In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Heronden in Tenterden (Kent). The placename may derive from an Old English personal name Hȳra + Old English connective -ing- + denn ‘pasture’.

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

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