Harry Hodes

1896–
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Harry

When Harry Hodes was born in 1896, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Abraham Done Hodes, was 31 and his mother, Rose Barkan, was 31. He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Done Hodes
1865–1930
Rose Barkan
1865–1939
Louis Hodes
1893–
Harry Hodes
1896–
Bernard Hode
1900–

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 0

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 17

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Hodes (Hebrew Hadasa ‘myrtle’; English spelling Hadassah).2 Polish: from a variant of Chodysz or Chadys, pet forms of the eastern Slavic personal name Chodor. Compare Hodor .3 English: variant of Hood 1.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Harry Hodes in household of Abe Hodes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harry Hodes, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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