Harry Carlton Agnew

1871–1940 (Age 68)
Halfway, Polk, Missouri, United States

The Life of Harry Carlton

When Harry Carlton Agnew was born on 16 August 1871, in Halfway, Polk, Missouri, United States, his father, John L Agnew, was 29 and his mother, Caroline C Chilton, was 23. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Florence Gertrude Kern. He lived in Campbell Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 28 June 1940, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Harry Carlton Agnew
Florence Gertrude Kern
Harry Carlton Agnew
Harman Fabian Paul Agnew
Catherine Agnew

Spouse & Children



  • Harry Carlton Agnew


  • Harman Fabian Paul Agnew


  • Catherine Agnew


Parents & Siblings

  • John L Agnew


  • Caroline C Chilton




  • Mabel Claire Agnew


  • Male1871–1940Male

  • Blanch G Agnew


  • Male1877–1963Male

  • Margarett E Agnew


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 1

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 19

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.2 Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gnímh ‘descendant of Gníomh’, a byname meaning ‘action’ or ‘activity’. The Ó Gnímhs were hereditary poets to a branch of the O’Neills; in this family the traditional pronunciation is with the stress on the second syllable.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Harry C Agnew, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry C Agnew, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry Agnew in household of Jno L Agnew, "United States Census, 1880"

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