Henry Austin Harker (1913 - 1940)

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Henry Austin Harker
1913 - 1940
updated September 09, 2019
Henry Austin Harker, father to 5 children, was born on June 22, 1913. He was born to Henry Harker and Violet (Baron) Harker, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He married Dorothea Harker. He was the parent of Peter Harker, Doris Rafity, Charles Raferty, Mary Harker, and Dorothea Harker with an unknown partner. Henry died on June 17, 1940 at age 26.

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Henry Austin Harker Biography

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Henry Austin Harker

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Henry

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Austin

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Cause of death

Killed in action

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Les Moutiers-en-retz Communal Cemetery Coll. Grave 7. (screen Wall Panel 21.)., in France

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British

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St Johns College York

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Teacher

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Sgt in Education Corps WW11
Died 17june 1940 aged 27yrs on The Lancastria.

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Henry Austin Harker Family Tree

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Henry Austin Harker & Dorothea Harker

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Miles on his wedding day
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He loved sport especially Rugby, and loved classical music
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Henry Harker Obituary

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Rest in peace uncle Austin. Son of Henry and Violet, much loved brother of Doris, Margaret, Frederick, Jean, Evelyn, Miles, Muriel and Harold.

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1913 - 1940 World Events

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In 1913, in the year that Henry Austin Harker was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1921, Henry was only 8 years old when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1925, at the age of merely 12 years old, Henry was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1932, at the age of 19 years old, Henry was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1940, in the year of Henry Austin Harker's passing, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

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