Harold O Kessler

6 January 1924–19 December 2013 (Age 90)
Orangeville, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Harold O

When Harold O Kessler was born on 6 January 1924, in Orangeville, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Andrew Nelson Kessler, was 33 and his mother, Mary Belle Watts, was 28. He lived in Jackson, Jackson Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Jackson Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 19 December 2013, in Orangeville, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Lemon Cemetery, Greenwood, Greenwood Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Harold O Kessler
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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 24

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

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker of copper cooking vessels, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kezzel ‘kettle’, ‘cauldron’, Middle Dutch ketel, modern German Kessel.

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

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  • Harold O Kessler in household of A Nelson Kessler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harold O Kesler in household of Howard Kile, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold O Kessler, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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