Jessie Harmon (1888 - 1977)

Jessie Harmon
1888 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Jessie Harmon was born on July 24, 1888. She died in February 1977 at 88 years of age.

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Jessie Harmon died in February 1977 at 88 years old. She was born on July 24, 1888. There is no information about Jessie's family.
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In 1888, in the year that Jessie Harmon was born, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1909, when she was 21 years old, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1914, at the age of 26 years old, Jessie was alive when in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1956, she was 68 years old when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1977, in the year of Jessie Harmon's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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Other Jessie Harmons

around 1923 - Unknown
around 1933 - Unknown
around 1906 - Unknown
around 1925 - Unknown
Feb 5, 1949 - Apr 7, 2005
Apr 19, 1903 - February 1991
Aug 25, 1881 - Jul 15, 1972
May 14, 1893 - May 1984

Other Harmons

Jan 13, 1943 - Mar 26, 2006
Jun 3, 1946 - May 4, 2008
Dec 29, 1947 - September 1988
May 16, 1948 - December 1978
Jun 5, 1957 - February 1987
Oct 23, 1905 - Jan 6, 1993
Nov 13, 1893 - October 1979
Mar 18, 1971 - May 16, 2010
Jun 17, 1896 - June 1965
Dec 17, 1898 - May 1977
Dec 17, 1900 - May 1982
Oct 16, 1889 - July 1964
Jun 13, 1879 - December 1968
May 3, 1897 - October 1968
Dec 21, 1909 - Nov 12, 1997
Jun 5, 1908 - March 1979
Jul 17, 1920 - Jan 19, 1993
Mar 2, 1918 - January 1968
Jul 6, 1905 - Jul 7, 1988
May 8, 1894 - May 1964

Other Bios

Jun 6, 1903 - Apr 16, 1988
Apr 13, 1897 - December 1977
Sep 19, 1942 - Oct 14, 2009
Mar 16, 1880 - November 1965
Jul 31, 1941 - Aug 6, 2010
Mar 31, 1886 - January 1974
Nov 30, 1910 - Oct 12, 1989
Apr 14, 1887 - October 1963
Apr 27, 1940 - Jan 16, 2010
Jul 26, 1882 - May 1976
Oct 13, 1914 - May 1980
Jun 20, 1902 - Feb 12, 1999
Dec 15, 1903 - June 1981
Dec 28, 1911 - Jun 15, 2004
Oct 17, 1896 - Jan 21, 1988
Jan 19, 1893 - May 1968
Aug 21, 1897 - June 1973
Jun 1, 1943 - Sep 1, 2008
May 21, 1898 - February 1975
Nov 6, 1891 - December 1967
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