Harry Wesley Pedler

1893–1975 (Age 81)
Muskegon Township, Muskegon, Michigan, United States

The Life of Harry Wesley

When Harry Wesley Pedler was born on 5 June 1893, in Muskegon Township, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, his father, Herbert Pedler, was 27 and his mother, Selia Ann Rich, was 28. He married Mary Samantha Willoughby in 1921, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States. He lived in Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Norton Township, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 1 March 1975, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Harry Wesley Pedler
Mary Samantha Willoughby
Marriage: 1921

Spouse & Children

Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Herbert Pedler


  • Selia Ann Rich




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: from a derivative of Middle English pedder ‘pannier’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a peddler or someone who carried a pannier. This name is now frequent in Australia.

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

Story Highlight

Leaves for Duty - July 1918

The following (2) articles document the same thing, that Harry Pedler was being sent overseas during the final months of WWI. Both articles were published on Wednesday, July 17, 1918, in the Muskegon …

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Sources (3)

  • Harry W Pedler in household of Seila Pedler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry W Pedler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry Pedler, "United States Census, 1940"

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