Harmon was said to be named after his Grandfather Russell.
Residences & events:
6/1900 Drywood Twp, Bourbon Co, KS. Harmon, 25, was living with the family of his Aunt Hattie and Owen Vaugh. Owen, 48, was a farmer and Hattie was 37 while son Owen was 22. Harmon probably helped on the farm.
5/7/1910 Marmaton, Bourbon Co, KS was where the nest census taker found him and recorded Herman R, 35, married 5 years to Nora, 28, who had birthed 3 children, all living: Bertha E, 4, Lloyd F, 2, and Hattie M, 1 year 1 month. Also counted there was cousin John Russell, 11, born in KS, parents born in IL and KS respectively. Harmon was a general farmer.
1/8/1920 Arma, Crawford Co, KS. By that census time Harmon's life had changed considerably. He was a 40 year old widower and had changed occupations to laborer on the railroad. The three children were still thre: Bertha, 13, Lloyd, 12, and Hattie, 10.
4/5/1930 Same place. Listed that year as Herman H, 55, married the first time at age 29, lived in a house worth $10, and was a janitor in the public school. Someone told the census taker that he was born in IL and his parents were born in England and IL. He had remarried to Mammie, 36, with 2 children by different names: Cope Warren, 18 and Wanda Junghuns, 8. Son Lloyd, 22, was still at home and also living there was mother-in-law, Rebecca Starbuck, 71, a widow.