John William Harmon

24 January 1877–5 June 1953 (Age 76)
Iowa, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Harmon was born on 24 January 1877, in Iowa, United States, his father, John Thomas Harmon, was 29 and his mother, Lucetta Jane Yost, was 19. He lived in Hartzell Township, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 5 June 1953, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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John Thomas Harmon
Lucetta Jane Yost
John William Harmon
Bertha Harmon
Maggie C Harmon
Alonzo L. Harmon
Rena Belle Harmon
Fred G Harmon
Nellie G Harmon
Verna E Harmon
Floyd Andrew Harmon

Parents and Siblings

    John Thomas Harmon


    Lucetta Jane Yost




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 7

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (mainly County Louth): generally of English origin (see 1); but sometimes also used as a variant of Harman or Hardiman , i.e. an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArgadáin ( see Hargadon ).2 English: variant spelling of Harman 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John W Harmon in household of John T Harmon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William J Harmon in household of John T Harmon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John W Harmon in household of John T Harmon, "United States Census, 1900"

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