Harvey E Criss (1913 - 2000)

Harvey E Criss
1913 - 2000
updated February 06, 2019
Harvey E Criss, father to 3 children, was born on August 18, 1913 in Lewis, Indiana. He was born to Pearl Venus Criss and Leona Lacey Mahan Criss. He married Anna Mae Bartlett, and they gave birth to Melva Lou Criss, Curtis Harvey Criss, and Martha Ann Criss. Harvey died on December 30, 2000 in Terre Haute, Indiana at age 87.

I would tell you what the 'E" stands for but he would probably come back and haunt me!

One story I have heard a lot is when his first child was born he was off at war and couldn't get leave to go home. He had to go AWOL to get to a phone and call my Aunt to tell her he couldn't make it. When he did get home they had a family picture taken and he carried it with him thru the rest of the war. It was in pretty bad condition when he finally got home.

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Harvey E Criss

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Harvey Criss was born on in Lewis, Vigo County, Indiana United States 47858


Harvey Criss died on in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana United States

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at Lebanon Cementary, in Midland, Greene County, Indiana USA


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United States



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Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47803


High School, Medic training in the Army.


Farming, Hod Carrier, Bricklayer.

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WWII Medic - several ribbons and Bronze Star

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Harvey E Criss & Anna Mae Bartlett

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In Memory Of
Born: August 8, 1913
Passed Away: December 30, 2000
2:00 P.M. Wednesday January 3, 2001
McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home
Minister: Pastor Richard Triestram
Intermet: Lebanon Cementary
Midland, Indiana

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In 1913, in the year that Harvey E Criss was born, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1942, he was 29 years old when on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1958, he was 45 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1962, at the age of 49 years old, Harvey was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1995, Harvey was 82 years old when on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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