John Harmon Crear

Brief Life History of John Harmon

When John Harmon Crear was born on 16 October 1870, in Basco, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Harman Henry Krueger Crear, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Jane Symmonds, was 20. He married Emma Nancy Harris on 27 September 1891, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in La Belle Township, Lewis, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Dickerson Township, Lewis, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 November 1957, in Lewistown, Lewis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lewistown, Lewis, Missouri, United States.

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John Harmon Crear
Emma Nancy Harris
Marriage: 27 September 1891
Elza Rice Crear
Ethel May Crear
James Orval Crear
Edna P Crear

Sources (16)

  • Harmon J Crear, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Harman Crear, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • John Harmon Crear, "Find A Grave Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1871: Lewis, Missouri, United States of America

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Crerar ‘sievewright’.

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

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