Marvin Charles Harness

4 February 1880–31 August 1954 (Age 74)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Marvin Charles

When Marvin Charles Harness was born on 4 February 1880, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Arthur Jacob Harness, was 25 and his mother, Frances Adele Amey, was 19. He married Elsie Ertle Washburn on 5 February 1905, in Excelsior, Richland, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Eagle, Richland, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Blue River, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. He died on 31 August 1954, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Eagle, Richland, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marvin Charles Harness
Elsie Ertle Washburn
Marriage: 5 February 1905
Gladys Opal Harness
Harold Jay Harness
Harold Jay Harness
Camilla May Harness
Dorothy Ione Harness

Spouse and Children

5 February 1905
Excelsior, Richland, Wisconsin, United States


    Gladys Opal Harness


    Harold Jay Harness


    Harold Jay Harness



    Dorothy Ione Harness


Parents and Siblings

    Arthur Jacob Harness


    Frances Adele Amey




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 3

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Norman personal name (Old German Arn(e)gis, Old French Erneïs, (H)ernaïs).2 English: occupational name for a maker of harness or suits of mail, from Middle English harnais ‘harness’ (Old French harneis ‘equipment’, ‘accoutrements (of a soldier or horse)’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marvin Harness in household of Arthur Harness, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Marvin C Harness, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Marvin C Harness, "United States Census, 1940"

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