John Harlan Simpson

21 September 1908–7 March 1980 (Age 71)
Butlerville, Warren, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Harlan

When John Harlan Simpson was born on 21 September 1908, in Butlerville, Warren, Ohio, United States, his father, Perry Bayless Simpson, was 24 and his mother, Bessie Starkey, was 24. He lived in Harlan Township, Warren, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Clinton, Ohio, United States in 1980. He died on 7 March 1980, in Wilmington, Clinton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 71.

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Perry Bayless Simpson
Bessie Starkey
John Harlan Simpson

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim .2 English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John H Simpson in household of Perry B Simpson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Harlan Simpson in household of Perry B Simpson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John H Simpson in household of Perry B Simpson, "United States Census, 1910"

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