|Posted By:||Stephen Harkness|
|Subject:||Re: Alice Chadbourne Harkness & Nancy Harkness Love|
|Post Date:||August 09, 2011 at 16:58:14|
|Forum:||Chadbourne Family Genealogy Forum|
Sorry but I could never be mistaken for even a hobbyist genealogist and most probably you have the same information that I have. I don’t have any documents or clippings – just random web links. Before I get to the links, a general background of what I know (but really can’t say ‘prove’ in the genealogical sense anyway). My interest would be the paternal line of Harkness in Scotland, but from your email, I doubt you are headed in that direction.
The paternal line begins with Thomas Craig Harkness who emigrated from Scotland in 1850. He was a civil war veteran (wounded 3 times). He fought with the 81st Pennsylvania Company H and achieved the rank of Lt. Col. If you Google Col. T.C. Harkness, you will get a lot of this info. After the war he became a mining engineer. He settled in the Wilkes-Barre, PA area. He and his wife, Agnes Morton, had 9 children with Robert Sr. being the last.
Robert Sr. was the doctor and had 2 children – Robert Jr. and Nancy. He settled in the Houghton area (eventually). He had a practice in Memphis for a while and I used to have a reference that he spent some time in Florida, but I can’t seem to find it now. I do not know the place of death of Robert Sr. I have no info on his wife Alice Graham Chadbourne.
Nancy’s story is pretty well known and some of the information on Robert Jr. comes from the book on Nancy - it says Robert Jr. died from a skiing accident, but the Harvard review lists his death as a short illness.
Robert Jr. married and had 2 children – Robert III and Charles. Robert Jr. died shortly after (or maybe just before) Charles was born and Robert Jr.’s wife remarried (Dempsey I think, but not sure) and had a daughter. The daughter also had a daughter, but I do not have that info.
Robert III married Regina Bradley and had 3 children – Robert IV, Tracie and Stephen (me). Robert III passed away in 2001 and everyone else is alive and kicking.
Charles had several children. He passed away in the 1990’s.
Well those are the highlights. Here are the links (that I could find – I had a computer crash a couple of years ago and lost a lot of the information I had gathered).
Thomas Craig Harkness
Robert Bruce Harkness Sr.
Nancy Harkness Love
Ramdom Web Article
Books about Nancy:
Nancy Love and the WASP ferry pilots of World War II by Sarah Byrn Rickman
Google Books URL
Robert Bruce Harkness Jr.
From New York Times
MISS HARDY MAKES HER BRIDAL PLANS; She Will Marry Robert B. Harkness Jr. in St. James's Churchon Saturday.SISTER, MATRON OF HONOR William A. Russell to Be Best Man --Bride-Elect Is a Member of Vincent Club, Boston.
Miss Alison Hardy, daughter of Mrs. Charles Ashley Hardy of 130 East Seventy-fifth Street, formerly of Boston, Mass., will be married to Robert Bruce Harkness Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bruce Harkness of Houghton, Mich., on Saturday afternoon in St. James's Church at Madison Avenue and Seventy-first Street.
From Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Volume 36, Issue 15
'29— ROBERT BRUCE HARKNESS, JR. Died at Cambridge, Mass., December 17, 1933. He had been ill for two weeks. He was an engineer with the Merrimac Chemical Co. He was born in Houghton, Mich., May 5, 1908, and prepared for College at ...
Google Books URL:
I hope this helps,