John Luke Hargadon

Male10 June 1921–4 May 1999

Brief Life History of John Luke

When John Luke Hargadon was born on 10 June 1921, in Crockett, Contra Costa, California, United States, his father, Michael David Hargadon, was 36 and his mother, Katherine Mary Young, was 24. He married Shirley Wanda Vorhies on 11 November 1951. He lived in Judicial Township 12, Contra Costa, California, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 4 May 1999, in Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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John Luke Hargadon
Shirley Wanda Vorhies
Marriage: 11 November 1951

Sources (10)

  • John Hargadon in household of Micheal Hargadon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Hargadon, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • John L Hargadon, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1951
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 2

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 13

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    1942 · The Japanese American internment

    Age 21

    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Liam.

    Irish (Sligo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArgadáin ‘descendant of Argadán’, a personal name from a diminutive of argad ‘silver’. In Galway the traditional form O'Hargadan has tended to be replaced by Hardeman, and elsewhere in Ireland by Harman and Harmon .

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

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