John Franklin HARMAN

Male 1875 - 1939  (63 years)


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  • Name John Franklin HARMAN  [1, 2
    Born 06 Sep 1875  New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt 1876  West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1880  Living with parents in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1910  Living in Magnolia, Wetzel County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1910  [3
    Wagon Maker 
    Census 1920  Living in Magnolia, Wetzel County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1920  [4
    Works in Store 
    Census 1930  Living in New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1930  [5
    Merchant - mason furnishing? 
    Died May 1939  Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Heart Attack 
    Buried Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Information from Mariana L Zuelsdorf:
      (original compiled by Carol Hassig, Wetzel County, WV Obituaries Vol I (Revised), Wetzel Co. Genealogical Society, 1981 (Revised 1993), page 21.
      JOHN F HARMAN (May 26, 1939)
      Retired from business life only last week, John Franklin (Frank) Harman, 64, member of one of New Martinsville's leading families, died suddenly of a heart attack in Moundsville Sunday night while traveling to his home here.
      Mrs. and Mrs. Harman had visited relatives in Toronto, Ohio, and at Fulton, Wheeling, during the day and were driving home late Sunday evening when Mr. Harman suffered an attack of Dizziness. He kept on driving for a short distance but finally collapsed on the corner of Tenth street and Lafayette avenue in Moundsville.
      Mrs. Harman ran to the home of Mrs. Mabel Blamey, and found Mrs. Ozion Montgomery residing in an upstairs apartment. Mrs. Montgomery invited Mrs. Harman to bring her husband into the home and rushed for a physician. Fifteen minutes after the doctor arrived, Mr. Harman expired.
      Veteran in Business
      Mr Harman had sold his clothing store business last week and had retired from active commercial life. A native of New Martinsville, he was born Sept 6, 1876, a son of J S and Mary Bouder Harman. While a youth, he engaged in business with his father in running a wagon shop here. Later he and his brother J W Harman, entered the clothing stores business and conducted it for years. Following that, Mr. Harman continued in business for himself.
      Well known and well liked, the deceased man had a host of friend throughout this region. He was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church and belonged to the Wetzel Lodge No. 39 A F & A M.
      Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at the Harman residence on Fifth Street. Rev. L S Grose conducted the rites and interment was made in the Northview cemetery by Iams Funeral Home, Masonic ritualistic rites were preformed at the cemetery.
      Mr. Harman is survived by his widow, Mrs. Georgia Null Harman, who he married August 23, 1898; three daughters, Mrs. Louis Kirkland of Wheeling, Mrs. Grace Berger of Toronto, Ohio, and Mrs. Clarice Huggins of Glen Robbins, Ohio; five brothers, George A Harman, Wetzel County Clerk S E Harman, Deputy Clerk, Charles E Harman, Ross Harman, and J W Harman, all of New Martinsville; one sister Mrs. Anna Allen of New Martinsville, and three grandchildren, Matt Kirkland Jr., Wheeling; Georgia Berger of Toronto; and Louise Huggins of Glen Robbins.
    Person ID I27366  Main Tree

    Father Joseph Samuel HARMAN,   b. 07 Oct 1843, Belmont Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1910, New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary BAUDER,   b. 31 Dec 1853, Biel, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1926, New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 26 Nov 1871  Pleasant Valley, Fayette Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Family ID F11390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Georgia Watson NULL,   b. 16 Jan 1878, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1961, New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1898  Wetzel County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Grace HARMAN
     2. Claris HARMAN
     3. Louise HARMAN
    Family ID F11595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S00682] 1880 Census New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia.

    2. [S00030] "Descendants of John Harman" by Mariana L. Zuelsdorf.

    3. [S01095] 1910 Census Magnolia, Wetzel County, West Virginia.

    4. [S01300] 1920 Census Magnolia, Wetzel County, West Virginia.

    5. [S01555] 1930 Census New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia.

    6. [S03110] RootsWeb: World Connect - Family of Harold Danford by Harold A. Danvord.

    7. [S00014] "Descendants of Andreas Getz" by Marianna L. Zuelsdorf.