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John Henry Harless, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1914
Hancock County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 2002
Howard County
Maryland, USA

John Henry Harless was born along the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee, and his parents were Ollie Bell Marion and Jasper Harless.

John's father Jasper died during the great flu epidemic from consumption when John was young, and his mother Ollie re-married twice. John's step-fathers were Christopher Columbus Pendleton, and Joseph Ferguson.

John's (late) Grandparents were Andrew P. Harless and Elizabeth Jones, and John (Marien) Marion and Orpha Gilbert from Tennessee.

John moved to Maryland with his 4 siblings and mother after his step-father died. He was an auto mechanic in Glenwood, and West Friendship, and worked as a farm mechanic for his brothers in Maryland. He suffered from poor vision when a young adult, and had corrective cataract surgery when elderly.

His first wife was Ada Ruth, and they had one son named Emerson Harless. His second wife was Retha Mae Lee, and she was the daughter of Robert Edward Lee and Carrie B. Speak. John and Retha's children were John Henry, Brenda Leigh, Thomas Wayne, James Anthony, and Barry Edward Harless. John had 14 grandchildren; 8 grandsons and 6 granddaughters, and greatgrandchildren.

John had one sister Mae Virginia (Harless) Bloom FAG#62604687, and two brothers Perry and Marion(Bob)FAG#28539825 Harless. His Pendleton half-siblings were Clyde D.(Buster)FAG#28539835, and Nellie(Dude)Drinnon. His Pendleton step-siblings were Cole, Charlie, William Lloyd, Laura Fletcher, Hattie Lee Gilbert, Julia Anne McDaniel, and Lucinda Sandefur. His Ferguson half-siblings were James (Jimmy) Randall Sr. FAG#72441059, and Mary Ellen(Polly)Ferguson-Skridulis-Dayhoff FAG# 91135349.

His wife Retha resided in Thomasville, Pennsylvania, and died on Christmas morning in the same year of 2002. Her body was cremated, not interned, and her memorial was held in Maryland.
Family links: 
  Jasper Harless (1886 - 1920)
  Ollie Bell Marion Harless-Pendleton-Ferguson (1891 - 1980)
  Retha Mae Lee Harless (1927 - 2002)
  James Anthony Harless (1952 - 2011)*
  Mae Virginia Harless Bloom Ferguson (1912 - 1992)*
  John Henry Harless (1914 - 2002)
  Marion Harless (1918 - 2003)*
  Nellie J. Pendleton Drinnon (1923 - 2015)**
  Clyde D. Pendleton (1925 - 1997)**
  Mary Ellen Ferguson Dayhoff (1933 - 2011)**
  James R Ferguson (1938 - 2011)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: Son John Henry at Find A Grave Memorial# 36491851
Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
Howard County
Maryland, USA
Maintained by: Patti
Originally Created by: Seagull
Record added: Jul 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28539814
John Henry Harless, Sr
Added by: Patti
John Henry Harless, Sr
Added by: Seagull
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May you rest in Peace Dad!
- Tom
 Added: Oct. 5, 2010

- Seagull
 Added: Jul. 26, 2008

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