LeRoy William Harms

28 December 1920–12 December 1987 (Age 67)
Harris, Osceola, Iowa, United States

The Life of LeRoy William

When LeRoy William Harms was born on 28 December 1920, in Harris, Osceola, Iowa, United States, his father, Reentje Janssen "Frank" Harms, was 50 and his mother, Antje E. Behrens, was 41. He lived in Allison Township, Osceola, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 12 December 1987, in Freeborn, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reentje Janssen "Frank" Harms
Antje E. Behrens
Theresa Harms
Nanke Johanna "Nana" Harms
Margaret Kathryn Harms
Marie Trientje Harms
Janna G. Harms
Earl J Harms
Emma Harms
John O. Harms
Harold Albert Harms
LeRoy William Harms
Lawrance R Harms
Donald Charles Harms

Parents and Siblings



    Theresa Harms


    Nanke Johanna "Nana" Harms



    Marie Trientje Harms


    Janna G. Harms


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World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 2

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

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

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, Danish, and English: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Herman(n) ( see Hermann ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leroy W Harms in household of Frank J Harms, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leroy Harms, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Leroy Harms, "BillionGraves Index"

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