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Collection Title: Harmon (Duncan Sibley) Record Books

Accession Number: AM 87-46

Inclusive Dates: 1893-1903

Volume: 4 items

Given By: Donated by Miss Frances Gayle Harmon.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Three record books and a check register of Mr. Duncan Sibley Harmon, covering the period 1893-1903. The records document his personal cash finances and also contain brief narratives of his activities.

Mr. Harmon was born in 1859 in Demopolis, Alabama and died in 1928 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He worked for the Railway Mail Service in Meridian, Mississippi from 1877 to 1897; with his brother-in-law Sion S. Cope in a mercantile business in Paulding, Mississippi from 1898 to 1899; as bookkeeper and bursar at Meridian Female College from 1906 to 1920; as editor of The Free Press in Poplarville, Mississippi from 1919 to 1920; as editor of The Way of Faith in Columbia, South Carolina from 1921 to 1925; and as bookkeeper at the Hattiesburg American newspaper in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from 1925 until his death in 1928.

He was very active in the Methodist Church, the YMCA, and other charitable organizations. He was married for thirty-two years to Anna Jane Saunders Harmon, and they had two daughters Mary Stuart and Frances Gayle.

For additional biographical information, see Francis Stuart Harmon's A Good Inheritance: A Genealogical Record of Ten Generations of Descendants of John Harmon of Scarboro, Maine (1960). A copy is available in the Genealogical Section of the McCain Library, call number CS71 .H287 1960.


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