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John William Harden born in Oklahoma April 28, 1883. Last record 1920 census township 16 Jackson Louisiana. Married Aug 28, 1918 to Jessie Emma Stewart. Two children Anna Beth and Billie Maurice. John left the family by train heading north from LA. He referred to his mother on marriage document as Mrs. Henry Brooks. She possibly married Brooks after his father died when he was around 7. His father possibly had the same name....John William Harden/in/ing.

Looking for my Grandfather.


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Comment by BillieBee on July 29, 2010 at 10:35pm
I have all the information for Jessie. John left on a train in 1921 maybe toward Mississippi
Comment by BillieBee on December 28, 2009 at 12:14pm
Elvandra...I've tried to post before, but I don't see it. Blogs just confuse me....grin. Thanks for your research. I do have his WWI Draft Card information. Thanks so much for your help. My Grandfather left when Mom was 6 months old. She's now 89. No trail of him sense. I find lots of John Hardens, but no way to know if it's the right one.
Comment by Elyandra Waverider on December 25, 2009 at 12:02am
Here is the World War I Draft Record of John William Harden. I am still looking for anything on his parents or the parents of Jessie. I did not see a listing for him in 1930, do you know when he left the family by train?

I looked and had hard time finding anything on him I did find the 1920 Census record you mentioned and transcribed it:


Ancestry Source Information: 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

Ancestry Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 3, Jackson, Louisiana; Roll T625_614; Page 13B; Enumeration District: 46; Image 700.

1920 Census of Ward 3, Jackson County, Louisiana, Taken 17 January 1920, Taken by: Walter M. Jeffress, Page: 13B (written on page, no typed page number given), Supervisor's District Number: 5, Enumeration District Number: 46, Lines: 58 - 59, Condition of Record:Readable, however handwriting is thick in some areas enough to make reading difficult, Dwelling Number: 233, Family Number: 237. House Number given as FM, No Street name given.

Transcription of 1920 United States Federal Census for household of John W. and Jessie HARDEN
Surnames Listed in Household: HARDEN
Names of individuals in household are as follows:

1. HARDEN, John W., Head of Household, Rents Home, White Male, Age 35, Married, Can Read and Write, Born in Oklahoma, Father Born in Oklahoma, Mother Born in Oklahoma, Speaks English, Occupation: Farmer, Nature of Business: General Farm, Works on Own Account, Number of Farm Schedule: 156.

2. HARDEN, Jessie, Wife of Head of Household, White Female, Age 25, Married, Can Read and Write, Born in Louisiana, Father Born in Alabama, Mother Born in Louisiana, Speaks English, No Occupation.

3. HARDEN, Maurice, Daughter of Head of Household, White Female, 6 Months, Single, Born in Louisiana, Father Born in Oklahoma, Mother Born in Louisiana, No Occupation.

End of Transcription of 1920 United States Federal Census for household of John W. and Jessie HARDEN




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