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Harold Ray CONGDON

Male 1923 - 1996  (72 years)


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  • Name Harold Ray CONGDON 
    Born 26 August 1923  Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education 1939  Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Central High School Graduate 
    Military Service World War II Army Veteran  [1
    Died 27 April 1996  Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 30 April 1996  Flint Memorial Park,Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Harold was a motorcycle police officer in the City of Flint, Michigan. When President John F. Kennedy came to Flint, Harold was accidently knocked off of his motorcycle by one of the limousines in the motorcade (apparently he was too close). President Kennedy had to see if Harold was okay and a photo of the encounter between the President and Harold was taken. (I, Marcia Shears, saw this picture framed and on the wall at their house.)

      He received a signed photograph from President John F. Kennedy after the incident.

      Harold would often go to the Upper Peninsula to hunt deer with Stanley Hudson (his cousin).

      DEATH: He died at St. Joseph Hospital in Flint, MI.

      From niece Sandra Lynn (Glenn) Skinner's blog
      "One of my fondest memories about Harold; When I first started going up to Clio to stay with Vera and Harold, I thought Uncle Harold SMELLED SO GOOD! (I was only 12 in 1972 - so I had such a huge crush on him as he was a cop and all - and he smelled so good!) I found out what cologne he wore (Mennen Skin Bracer) and every birthday and Christmas I would buy him a bottle. It wasn't until I took my first child up to see them years later that I found a box in their store room that must have been 15 bottles of Mennen Skin Bracer in it from all the years I had gotten him a bottle. We had to laugh about that. They didn't have the heart to tell me to quit getting the stuff for H. : )"
    Person ID I759  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 16 February 2007 

    Father George Arthur CONGDON,   b. 2 August 1887, Chase,Lake Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 September 1966, Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Ella Matilda LYSHER,   b. 19 December 1892, York Twp.,Albion,Noble Co.,IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 April 1974, Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 23 December 1911  Cadillac,Wexford Co,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F209  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Vera Louise GLENN,   b. 4 June 1927, Paw Paw,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 September 1994, Tawas,Iosco Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [3
    Married 8 December 1957  Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F360  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S922] CONGDON Harold Obituary 1996, (Prob. The Flint Journal, Flint, Genesee Co., MI).

    2. [S918] CONGDON Harold and Vera L. Cemetery Marker.

    3. [S932] CONGDON Vera L. "Louise" Obituary 1994, (Flint Journal; Flint, Genesee Co., MI).


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