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Samuel Fletcher Harned
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Birth: Apr. 9, 1873
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1968
Indianola
Warren County
Iowa, USA

Samuel was born on April 9, 1873, south of Columbia, IA, in a log cabin. As a child he attended the Coal Glen School in Lucas County, IA. At 19, he joined the Coal Glen Methodist Church where his tenor voice and directing ofthe choir were an inspiration.
On December 25, 1896, he married Bessie May Benight at her parents' home in Brooks, IA. They were married by his uncle, Rev. John Harned (pastor at Brooks), who had introduced them. Samuel divided his time between farming and carpentry. They moved often - the children remember not attending one school hardly long enough to finish the year out. They lived in Iowa,Missouri, and for a short time, Nebraska.
After Samuel retired, they moved to a small house in Indianola. Samuel was employed by an Indianola jewelry store until 1958, where he repaired clocks and watches. Bessie had rheumatoid arthritis for a long time, and Samuel did much of the housework. He lived in an apartment in Osceola for a short time after she died, and later and apartment in Indianola.
Bessie passed away on November 29, 1959, of congestive heart disease. Samuel died on December 23, 1968, of a stroke, three days after he went to the hospital. They are both buried at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Indianola, IA.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Harned (1823 - 1920)
  Mary Rachel Bingaman Harned (1838 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Bessie May Benight Harned (1873 - 1959)
 
 Children:
  Loto Ethella Harned Agan (1898 - 1987)*
  Mary Wylma Harned Barton (1899 - 1982)*
  Charles Samuel Harned (1902 - 1990)*
  May Harned Patton (1905 - 2003)*
  Grace Wauneta Harned Whipple (1908 - 1997)*
  Beulah Fay Harned Ball (1911 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Volney Harned (1850 - 1878)**
  Ann Harned (1853 - 1857)**
  Margaret Jane Harned (1854 - 1855)**
  William Paris Harned (1856 - 1948)**
  Rachel Elizabeth Harned Irons (1859 - 1947)*
  John Carson Harned (1861 - 1895)*
  Susan Rebecca Harned Colwell (1864 - 1955)*
  Henry Christian Harned (1866 - 1915)*
  Martha Jane Harned Dunkin (1869 - 1950)*
  Samuel Fletcher Harned (1873 - 1968)
  Amanda E. Harned (1875 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
IOOF Cemetery
Indianola
Warren County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: LDA
Originally Created by: 46620252
Record added: Jul 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28107632
Samuel Fletcher Harned
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Samuel Fletcher Harned
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 Added: Sep. 2, 2013
 
 
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