Sheila Jean Harman

24 April 1930–12 August 1997 (Age 67)
Angola, Pleasant Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sheila Jean

When Sheila Jean Harman was born on 24 April 1930, in Angola, Pleasant Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States, her father, Willis J. Harman, was 27 and her mother, Agnes Lennah Wolf, was 21. She married Robert E Smith on 4 September 1948, in Angola, Pleasant Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States. She lived in Pleasant Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 12 August 1997, in Federal Way, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Angola, Pleasant Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States.

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Robert E Smith
Sheila Jean Harman
Marriage: 4 September 1948

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4 September 1948
Angola, Pleasant Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 10

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 18

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Sheila Harman in household of Willis Harman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sheila Jean Smith in entry for Agnes L Harman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Sheila Harman, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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