Herbert Thomas Harless

9 October 1895–16 February 1953 (Age 57)
Snowden, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Herbert Thomas

When Herbert Thomas Harless was born on 9 October 1895, in Snowden, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, his father, Squire Jackson Harless, was 23 and his mother, Cynthia Ellen McClure, was 17. He married Maude Mae Chambers on 4 January 1917, in Logan, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cabin Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Scott Magisterial District, Boone, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 16 February 1953, in Wayne, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Madison, Boone, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Thomas Harless
Maude Mae Chambers
Marriage: 4 January 1917
Pearl Frances Harless
Herbert Junior "Shorty" Harless
Myrtle Mae Harless
Ruby Jane Harless
Burll Harless
Gwendolyn Harless

Spouse and Children

4 January 1917
Logan, West Virginia, United States



    Herbert Junior "Shorty" Harless


    Myrtle Mae Harless


    Ruby Jane Harless


    Burll Harless


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 German: unexplained.2 English: probably a variant spelling of (H)arliss, a nickname from Middle English earles ‘earless’, probably denoting someone who was deaf rather than one literally without ears.

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

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Sources (3)

  • H Harless, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herbert Harless in household of Jackson Harless, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herbert Thomas Harless, "United States Census, 1940"

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