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Stacy WITT
Salathiel/Salathial A. WICKHAM
Drusilla (---)
William HARMON
Sarah Rebecca WICKHAM
John William HARMON


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1. Mary Louise BURGESS

John William HARMON 2

  • Born: 23 Sep 1857, Near Prouty Mound, Lee Co., IA 3
  • Marriage (1): Mary Louise BURGESS on 4 Feb 1882 in Keokuk, Lee Co, IA 1
  • Died: 15 Mar 1935, Keokuk, Lee Co, IA at age 77 4
  • Buried: 17 May 1935, Oakland Cem, Keokuk, Lee Co, IA 3 4

bullet  General Notes:

SOUTH LEE CO, IA MARRIAGES: Jno W. Harmon & Mary L. Burgess m. Feb. 4, 1882 (licence Jan. 26). Witness J. L. Cale

1885 IA CENSUS, Lee Co, Keokuk: John, 28, his wife Mary and their son Charles, age 0, were living 1318 Carrol St. John is listed as being born MO.

1895 IA CENSUS, Lee Co, Keokuk: John W. Harmon, 36, b. Lee Co, IA; Mary L, 38, b. IL; Charles W., 10; Myrtle A., 8; Ralph P., 1; all the children were b. Lee Co, IA.

1900 IA CENSUS, Lee Co, Keokuk, 1824 Oak St.: John W. Harmon, Sept. 1857, 42, b. IA, farmer, married 18 yrs.; Mary L., Oct. 1855, 44, b. IL, had 4 children, 3 living; Charles A., Aug. 1884, 15; Myrtle A., Dec. 1886, 13; Ralph P., July 1893, 6. All children were b. IA.

1910 IA CENSUS, Lee Co, Keokuk, Oak St.: John W. Harmon, 52, first marriage, married 28 yrs, b. IA, father b. IN, mother b. OH, farm manager, gen. farm; wife Mary L, 54, first marriage, married 28 yrs., 4 children, 3 living, b. IL, father b. MD, mother b. DE; son Chas. A., 25, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. IL, shipping clerk, wholesale house; son Ralph P., 16, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. IL, office clerk, wholesale house; mother Sarah R., 78, wd, 5 children, 2 living, b. OH, parents b. OH, own income. (listed on census next to John's brother Charles Harmon)

1920 IA CENSUS, Lee Co, Keokuk: John W. Harmon, 63, b. IA, farmer; wife Mary L., 64, b. IL; son, Charles A., 35, single, b. IA, machinist.

1925 IA CENSUS, Lee Co, Keokuk: J. W. Harmon, 67, 8th grade education, b. IA, father: William Harmon who was b. IN, mother: Sarah R. Wickham who was b. OH and married Alexandria, MO, engaged in agriculture, Methodist; wife Mary L., 69, 8th grade education, b. IL, father: John Burgess, Rev. who was b. MD, mother: Sarah E. Gray who was b. DE and married OH, Methodist.

1930 IA CENSUS, Lee Co, Keokuk, 1824 Oak St: John W. Harmon, 72, owned home worth $2500, married age 23, poultry; wife Mary L., 74, b. IL, married age 25.

OBIT, Clark Co. Courier, Kahoka, MO, March 22, 1935: J. W. Harmon, an old and highly respected resident of Keokuk, died at his home, 1724 Oak St. at 5:40 Friday morning (Mar. 15), after a period of illness. The son of William and Sarah R. Harmon, he was born on Sep. 23, 1857, at a small farm west of the old Proudy Mound near Buena Vista. At the close of the Civil War he came to Keokuk, where he has resided since. For 32 yrs. he was employed at the Comstock Stove Works. He later farmed on the island at the mouth of the Des Moines river, but retired some 25 yrs. ago. He was a member of the Trinity M. E. Church, joining in early manhood. On Jan. 26, 1882, he was united in marriage with Mary L. Burgess, daughter of the Rev. John Burgess. Surviving him are 3 children, Charles A. Harmon and Mrs. C. O. Taylor of Keokuk and R. P. Harmon of Belle Feurche, S. D. There are also 11 grandchildren. Mrs. Harmon preceded him on Aug. 10, 1934. The funeral services were held from the Trinity M. E. Church Sunday afternoon at 2:00.

CEMETERY RECORDS: J. W. Harmon b. Sept 23, 1857 - d. Mar 15, 1935


John married Mary Louise BURGESS, daughter of John BURGESS Rev. and Sarah Elizabeth GRAY, on 4 Feb 1882 in Keokuk, Lee Co, IA.1 (Mary Louise BURGESS was born on 1 Oct 1855 in Grandview, Sangamon Co, IL,4 died on 10 Aug 1934 in Keokuk, Lee Co, IA 4 and was buried in Oakland Cem, Keokuk, Lee Co, IA 4.)



1 South Lee Co, IA Mariages - 1873-1890.

2 Lee Co, IA Biographical Review.

3 Obituary of John William Harmon (Clark County Courier (Kahoka, MO)).

4 Oaklawn Cemetery, Keokuk, IA Records.

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