05 January 2012

Learning more about James K. Harvey

The Lund Family book is complete...thus the quiet blog. I've focused all my energy on getting that done, and then took a few weeks off. Well now I'm back and decided that the next book will continue where the first left off. Since The Lund Family focused on the Lund's immigration to America and concluded with Mathias and Pauline, the next will continue with the Victor-Edith and Eugene-Alene generations.

Alene Anderson, Troy's paternal grandmother, was married three times.
All I know about her first husband is -
Name: James Kenny Harvey
Married: 1 June 1939 to Alene Anderson
This comes from Alene's own "Book of Rememberance"

According to Brent, Alene's son, she divorced James a few years before she married his father Eugene in 1946. So, my search begins for James Harvey. Unfortunately, since he was born after 1911 his death certificate is not available online. I did a general search on FamilySearch.org just to see what was out there. I found one hit that looks promising:
Source: "Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966," digital image, Utah State Historical Society, Family Search (familysearch.org : downloaded 5 January 2012), entry for James Kenneth Harvey, died 26 February 1966; citing Veteran Records, FHL microfilm 485,503; Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.

Harvey, James Kenneth
Serial Number: 6552063
Rank: Pvt
Organization: Inf
Branch: Army
Period of Service: Peacetime
Date of Enlistment: 16 January 1934; Place: Fort Douglas, Utah
Date of Discharge: 3 August 1935; Place: Fort Douglas, Utah
Date of Birth: 30 March 1917; Place: Ogden, Utah
Place of Death: 26 February 1966; Place: Ogden, Utah
Place of Burial: City: Ogden; County: Weber; Cemetery: City; Plot Location: P1 R B1 10 L 3
Remarks: {blank}
Marker: Govt Ogden City Cem Fwded 4/25/66

I believe this to be the correct James Harvey and this gives me a bit more information about him including his birth and death dates and next of kin. I'm not sure if Marietta Harvey is his wife or mother. I also need to find a marriage record for James and Alene.

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