Harry Harr Fleck

30 January 1878–March 1964 (Age 86)
Auburn, Shawnee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Harry Harr

When Harry Harr Fleck was born on 30 January 1878, in Auburn, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, his father, Frank Durand Fleck, was 21 and his mother, Mary A Harr, was 20. He married Susan McComas on 30 April 1905, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Yukon, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died in March 1964, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 86.

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Harry Harr Fleck
Susan McComas
Marriage: 30 April 1905
Eunice Mary Fleck
Elsie Lucille Fleck
Mildred Eloise Fleck
Frank Maurice Fleck

Spouse and Children

30 April 1905
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Frank Durand Fleck






    Ida B Fleck



    Jennie May Fleck


    Bernice Fleck


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1889 · Land Run of 1889

Age 11

The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German vlec(ke), German Fleck ‘patch’, ‘spot’ or Yiddish flek, of varied application. Bahlow suggests that this may be a metonymic occupational name for a user of patches in repairing shoes, clothes, or utensils, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. In some parts of Germany this was the term for a type of round, flat loaf; the surname could therefore have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a baker. In some cases the Jewish name was probably ornamental.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry H Fleck, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry Fleck in household of Frank Fleck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry Fleck in household of F D Fleck, "United States Census, 1880"

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