Karen Eloise Meyer

16 November 1937–13 June 1982 (Age 44)
Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Karen Eloise

When Karen Eloise Meyer was born on 16 November 1937, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, Clarence August Meyer, was 24 and her mother, Lois Evelyn Killmer, was 18. She married Duane Elroy Harff on 4 October 1958, in Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. She died on 13 June 1982, in her hometown, at the age of 44.

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Duane Elroy Harff
Karen Eloise Meyer
Marriage: 4 October 1958

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4 October 1958
Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 4

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.

Age 13

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Karen Eloise Meyer in entry for Stefanie Kay Harff, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"
  • Karen Eloise Meyer in entry for Melanie Rae Harff, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"
  • Karen E. Harff, "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002"

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