Individual Record 2729

Name}   Harsh, Joseph Richard Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 14 Jul 1918 Place}     , Los Angeles, California
Marr.: Date} Exa 15 Oct 1942  M Place} Occidental College, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  2 Apr 1994 Place} Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Aft  2 Apr 1994 Place} Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 863 = Letter
Source 2} 866 = Birth record
Source 3} 869 = 1920 USA cen
Source 4} 870 = 1930 USA cen
Source 5} 871 = Passenger ls
Source 6} 878 = Yearbook
Source 7} 865 = Military rec
Source 8} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 9} 872 = Voter record
Source 10}877 = Phone book
Source 11}680 = S.S. record
Source 12}824 = Death record
Source 13}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Charles Harsh and Bertha May Merryman
        Household No.} 325
1st Household No.} 325 = Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California
      Occupation 1} School teacher
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:   Prime} Noble, Barbara Ellen
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Joseph Richard Harsh was born in Los Angeles County, California, on 14 Jul 1918.  His parents were Charles and Bertha (Merryman) Harsh.
In the 1920 U.S. census, the family was living at 141 Eddy Avenue, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles County.  He had an older sister Virginia Helen, and an older brother Charles Maxfield.  In the 1930 U.S. census, the family was living at 5254 Dalhia Drive in the City of Los Angeles.  In many of the records, Joseph went by his middle name, Richard.

In 1931, when Joseph was 12 years old, his parents evidently took him and his sister Virginia to Europe for a vacation.  Returning home, they left Antwerp on 24 Jul 1931 aboard the S.S. Lapland, arriving in New York on 2 Aug 1931.  In 1938, Charles and Bertha again went to Europe, this time with Joseph and his older brother Charles.  Returning home they left Hamburg on 28 Jul 1938 aboard theS.S. Deutschland, arriving in New York on 5 Aug 1938.  The family's address for both trips was their Dalhia Drive home.

Joseph probably graduated from Occidental College in Eagle Rock in 1940, as a Richard Harsh is listed in the same class with Rouen Westcott.  The two of them married sisters, Margery Ann Noble and Barbara Ellen Noble.

In 1940 and 1942, Joseph Richard, along with his parents, were registered to vote as Republicans in Los Angeles City Precinct No. 2138, at their 5254 Dalhia Drive address.  His father Charles was retired, and his mother Bertha was listed as a housewife.  He was a student.

Joseph enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army Air Corp on 30 Mar 1942 in Los Angeles.  His enlistment record reports that he was 5'10" tall, weighing 156 pounds.  He had had 4 years of college and was a teacher.  He was still single, but not for long.  He married Barbara Ellen Noble on 15 Oct 1942 at Occidental College, Los Angeles, California.  At the time of his marriage, he was doing phychological testing for the Army Air Corps.

In the 1944 Los Angeles Voter Registration lists, Joseph and Barbara are found living with his parents at 5254 Dalhia Drive.  In 1946 through 1954, they are listed, but only his mother Bertha is now registered to vote.  This was the long time family home, as the Harsh family is listed in the phone book at least through the year 2002.

Joseph and Barbara had six children.  Joseph died 2 Apr 1994 in Los Angeles, California.  He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees} Bachelor degree
Military: Service} Army Air Force          for the State of} United States
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   4 Dec 2015
Date Created}  25 Feb 2008
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