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Catherine 'Kate' (Younkin) Harmon 


Catherine "Kate" (Youngkin) Harmon was born on Jan. 18, 1846 or 1848, the daughter of Aaron and Mary (George) Younkin.

She married John A. Harmon/Harman (1839-1890). He did not know how to read or write.

At least six children were born into this union -- Edward Harmon, Mary C. Costelow, John W. Harmon, Annie Beck, Nelson Harmon and Cora Harmon.

Evidence suggests that John served in the Civil War as a member of the 135th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I. He enlisted on Aug. 15, 1862 and was discharged on May 24, 1863.

The federal census enumeration of 1880 shows the family in Brush Valley Township, Indiana County, PA, with John earning a living as a laborer.

Sadly, John died in 1890 at the age of 51. Burial was in Fry Cemetery in Brush Valley.

Catherine was awarded a pension as a soldier's widow. [App. #437.041 - Cert. #334.353]. 

In 1891, she purchased the farm of her widowed mother in Brush Valley and remained as of 1901.

After contracting bronchial pneumonia, death quickly swept her away in Homer City, Indiana County, at age 74, on Sept. 18, 1920. Mrs. Dan Harmon of Homer City signed the Pennsylvania certificate of death. The remains were laid to rest in Fry Cemetery.

~ Son Edward Harmon ~

Son Edward Harmon (1872-1959).

~ Daughter Mary Ellen (Harmon) Costelow ~

Daughter Mary Ellen Harmon (1875-1904) was born in 1875.

She wed (?) Costelow ( ? - ? ).

~ Son John W. Harmon ~

Son John W. Harmon (1877-1967).

~ Daughter Annie (Harmon) Beck ~

Daughter Annie Harmon (1878-1973) was born in 1878.

She married (?) Beck ( ? - ? ).

~ Son Nelson Harmon ~

Son Nelson Harmon (1885-1983)

~ Daughter Cora Harmon ~

Daughter Cora Harmon (1888-1904) 

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Minerd.com extends its gratitude to the late Donna (Younkin) Logan for her research contributions to this biography.