Harry S. Truman

by Gogoboots on January 7, 2014

Birth Name: Harry S. Truman

Date of Birth: May 8, 1884

Place of Birth: Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Death: December 26, 1972

Place of Death: Kansas City, Missouri

Ethnicity: German (maternal grandfather), English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, more distant French Huguenot

Harry S. Truman was an American politician and judge. A Democrat, he served as the 33rd President of the United States, from April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953. He was elected to the position in 1948. He was previously the 34th Vice President of the United States, from January 20, 1945 to April 12, 1945. He was elected to the position in 1944. He took over as President upon Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. He was also a U.S. Senator from Missouri, from January 3, 1935 to January 17, 1945.

He participated in the Democratic Party’s presidential primaries in 1952.

President Truman was the son of Martha Ellen (Young) and John Anderson Truman. His maternal grandfather was of German descent. His other ancestry was English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and more distant French Huguenot. He was married to Elizabeth Virginia “Bess” (Wallace), with whom he had a daughter.

President Truman’s paternal grandfather was Anderson Shipp Truman (the son of William Truman and Emma Grant Shipp). William was the son of William Truman and Nancy. Emma was the daughter of Richard Jonathan Shipp and Elizabeth Doniphan.

President Truman’s paternal grandmother was Mary Jane Holmes (the daughter of Jesse Holmes and Ann “Nancy” Drusilla Tyler). Jesse was the son of James Holmes and Margaret Lewis. Ann was the daughter of Robert Langley Tyler and Margaret Holms.

President Truman’s maternal grandfather was Solomon Young (the son of Jacob Young and Rachel Goodnight). Jacob was born in North Carolina, the son of German parents, Johann/John George Jung/Young and Ann. Rachel was also born in North Carolina, the daughter of German parents, Hans Michael Gutknecht/Goodnight and Mary Barbara Fiscus/Landis.

President Truman’s maternal grandmother was Harriet Louisa Gregg (the daughter of David Gregg and Sarah “Sally” Scott). David was the son of John Gregg and Ann Hougham. Sarah was the daughter of William Scott.

Sources: Genealogies of President Truman – http://www.geni.com
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://famouskin.com

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Previous post:

Next post: