Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Ralph Emerson Harnish

 

LH–Misc. Mss

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope & Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

 

This collection was donated to the Hayes Presidential Center in October of 2006 by Ms. Ruth Brill of Tiffin, Ohio.

 

Biographical Sketch

 

Ralph Emerson Harnish was born on 7 July 1888 in Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana, to Jacob and Sarah J. (Plank) Harnish.  During World War I, Harnish worked as a cook for the 99th Aero Observation Squadron of the American Air Service, American Expeditionary Forces.  Following the war, he wed a woman named Candace of Adams County, Indiana, and the couple settled in Indiana.  They had a daughter, Beatrice, born in August of 1928.  Ultimately the family settled in Seneca County, Ohio, where Ralph worked as a farmer.  He died in August of 1955 in the Crile Veterans Administration Hospital in Parma, Ohio; he was 67 years old.

 

Scope & Content

 

This collection, spanning from 1917 to 1942, contains copies of obituary index records, an ancestry family group sheets, copies of U.S. Census reports, a military roster and registration card, academic certificates, and photographs for Ralph E. Harnish and related family members.

 

Inventory

 

Ac. 5701

25 pieces

 

1. Obituary index record – Ralph Harnish

2. Obituary index record – Curtis M. Harnish

3. Obituary index record – Mrs. Curtis M. (Stine) Harnish

4. Obituary index record – Raymond Harnish

5. Ancestor chart – Beatrice Harnish

6. Family group sheet – Ralph E. Harnish

7. Family group sheet – Harnish

8. Copy of 1900 U.S. Census – Wells County, Indiana, pg. 155

9. Copy of 1900 U.S. Census – Wells County, Indiana, pg. 159

10. Copy of 1920 U.S. Census – Wells County, Indiana, pg. 6

11. Copy of 1930 U.S. Census – Erie County, Ohio, pg. 340

12. Copy of registration card – Ralph Emerson Harnish, 1917

13. American Expeditionary Forces, American Air Service – roster, 99th Aero Observation Squadron and Emergency Addresses

14. List of Harnish family births

15. Certificate – Ohio Pupils Reading Circle – Beatrice Harnish, 1934-1935

16. Certificate – Scipio Republic High School Honor Circle – Beatrice Harnish, 1939

17. Certificate – Scipio Republic High School Honor Circle – Beatrice Harnish, 1940

18. Certificate of Achievement – Ohio 4-H Club – Beatrice Harnish, 1939

19. Certificate of Achievement – Ohio 4-H Club – Beatrice Harnish, 1940

20. Certificate of Achievement – Ohio 4-H Club – Beatrice Harnish, 1941

21. Certificate of Achievement – Ohio 4-H Club – Beatrice Harnish, 1942

22. Ohio Pupils Reading Circle Certificate for Beatrice Harnish, with photographs and list of names

23. Copy of Ohio Pupils Reading Circle Certificate for Beatrice Harnish (see #22)

24. Copy of photographs and list of names (see #22)

25. Photo album with newspaper clippings, 58 photographs, 1928-1935