Esther Harmon

Last updated 14 Jul 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

periodical-wedding-harmon-spear-1915: “Those Wedding Bells / Harmon-Spear,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 3 May 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Oberlin Times > 1915 > 04 > 16” page 1; citing “The Oberlin Times (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 16 Apr 1915 (Friday), page 1, column 2”

Comment: Source includes name (Esther Harmon).

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birth

periodical-wedding-harmon-spear-1915: “Those Wedding Bells / Harmon-Spear,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 3 May 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Oberlin Times > 1915 > 04 > 16” page 1; citing “The Oberlin Times (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 16 Apr 1915 (Friday), page 1, column 2”

Comment: Source includes location ([Oberlin, Kansas]). The announcement notes that Esther Harmon was born and reared in this neighborhood; the paper is published in Oberlin.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Emmett Spear (1891 – ?)

Married: 7 Apr 1915 in Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

periodical-wedding-harmon-spear-1915: “Those Wedding Bells / Harmon-Spear,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 3 May 2021) > “United States of America > Kansas > Oberlin > The Oberlin Times > 1915 > 04 > 16” page 1; citing “The Oberlin Times (Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas), 16 Apr 1915 (Friday), page 1, column 2”

Comment: Source includes date (7 Apr 1915) and location ("Presbyterian Manse" in [Oberlin, Dacatur County, Kansas]).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Esther's parents may have been Andrew C. Harmon and Minnie E. Birdsell.She may have been born 1 Jun 1896 in Sullivan, Missouri. When she first filed a Social Security application, her name was Esther Harmon Spear. By 1943, she had changed that to Esther Marie Brown. [research-social-security-applications-and-claims]

Esther's middle name may have been Marie and she may have been born in Oberlin, Kansas. [research-a-spear-family-history]

Emmett Spear and Esther Harmon may have had two children. One may have been stillborn in 1916, in Oberlin, Kansas, and not given a name. The other may have been <private> [research-a-spear-family-history]

After Emmett's death in 1931, Esther may have married John J. Brown in 1939.

Esther may have died 1 Nov 1945 in McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska, and been buried in Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin Kansas. [research-a-spear-family-history]

There is a marker for Esther Brown (1897-1945) in Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin, Kansas.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

research-a-spear-family-history: <private> Engelmann, A Spear Family History, privately printed 1988, updated 2002, 2005; privately held

research-social-security-applications-and-claims: U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, text-only database, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com); citing "Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007"

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