Oscar Henry Harwell Sr

27 February 1885–15 June 1954 (Age 69)
Putnam, Callahan, Texas, United States

The Life of Oscar Henry

When Oscar Henry Harwell Sr was born on 27 February 1885, in Putnam, Callahan, Texas, United States, his father, Lunsford Dillard Harwell, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Cathey Hutcheson, was 19. He married Etta Eva Fleming on 23 December 1917, in Taylor, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Justice Precinct 8, Callahan, Texas, United States in 1910 and Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 15 June 1954, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Henry Harwell Sr
Etta Eva Fleming
Marriage: 23 December 1917
Oscar Henry Harwell Jr

Spouse and Children

23 December 1917
Taylor, Texas, United States


    Oscar Henry Harwell Jr


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 9

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Age 19

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Harwell in south Oxfordshire (formerly part of Berkshire) and Nottinghamshire. The former was named in Old English as ‘spring or stream by or from the gray one’, from Hāra ‘the gray’ (here referring to a certain hill) + wella; while the latter was named from Old English hēore, hȳre ‘pleasant’ + wella ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Oscar H Harwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar H Harwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ocar H Harwell in household of Lunchford D Harwell, "United States Census, 1910"

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