The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 11, 1920
Local Man Passed Away 
At His Home Early Today ---
Wife and Child Survive
          Fred Hershel Harmon  passed away early this morning at his home off west South street.  Death was due to tuberculosis from which he had been a sufferer for some time.  His illness took a serious turn only recently and for the last week his condition gradually grew worse.
          He was born October 2, 1884, which makes his age 35 years, 10 months and 3 days.  He was married 10 years ago to  Miss Anna Huffman, of Madison.  To their union was born one child, Forrest Harmon, who is now nine years of age.  The family has only lived in Shelbyville since last May, when he came here in the employment of the railroad.
          Despite the short residence here, he has gained the respect and admiration of a large circle of friends who will feel keenly the loss from his untimely death.  He was known as a man of fine character and good personality.
          He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Harmon, of Wepokennia, three sisters, Mrs. Mary McShaffery, of Bridgeport, W. Va.;  Mrs. Hazello Nickolson  of New Albany, Ind., and  Mrs. Martha Daily  of Detroit, Mich., and three brothers,  Dewey Harmon  and  Perry Harmon, of Wepakonnia, O., and  Alvey Harmon, of Williamstown, Ind., and by his wife and small son.
          He was a member of the U. B. church.  The funeral arrangements will be announced later but it is probable that the funeral will be held at the home of his parents.  Stewart & Fix are in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday August 5, 1920
Page 1 column 5
Death of Shelbyville Man, After Long Illness Caused By Tuberculosis
          Fred Herschel Harmon, age thirty-five years, died Thursday morning at three-forty-five o’clock, at his home, No. 233 West South street.  His death was caused by tuberculosis, from which he had suffered for some time.
          Mr. Harmon and family moved to Shelbyville from Ohio, in May.  Before coming here he had been employed on a railroad. He was born October 2, 1884.  Ten years ago he was married to  Miss Anna Huffman, of Madison.
          He leaves his widow, one son,  Forest, age nine years; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lambert Harmon, of Wapakoneta, Ohio; three sisters,  Mrs. Mary McShaffney, of Bridgeport, West Virginia,  Mrs. Hazelle Nicholson, of New Albany and  Mrs. Martha Daily, of Detroit; and three brothers,  Dewey and  Perry Harmon, of Wapakoneta, and  Alva Harmon, of Williamstown, Ohio.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Stewart & Fix, who are in charge. The body will probably be sent to the home in Ohio for burial.

Saturday August 7, 1920
Page 4 column 2
          Funeral services for  Fred Harmon, who died at his home in West South street this week, were held this morning at seven o’clock at the home, the Rev. Horace N. Spear, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating.  The body was sent to Madison this morning, where burial will be made.  Stewart & Fix were in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Carol Nicholson Butts

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