Ernest Edward & Kate Rhoda Harman TREE 5/3B3

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JOHN & MARY SON ERNEST EDWARD HARMAN TREE 5/3B3
 
ERNEST EDWARD WAS BORN ON 18 NOV 1886 AND CHRISTENED ON THE 26 DEC 1886 AT ST: DENYS ROTHERFIELD AND HE WAS THE FIFTH CHILD OF JOHN & MARY HARMAN.
HE STARTED WORK AS A GROOM TO A LADY WHO RODE A HIGH DOG-CART.  INCLUDED IN HIS 'UNIFORM WAS A TALL HAT SURMOUNTED BY A COCKADE OF WHICH HE WAS VERY PROUD.
THIS COCKADE BUT I THINK IT MEANT THE LADY'S HUSBAND HAD SERVED IN SOME SPECIAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE.
,ERNEST EDWARD LATER HE BECAME A PAINTER.
HE MARRIED HIS COUSIN KATE HARMAN THE DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL & SARAH EDITH HARMAN, ON THE  1ST OF JUNE 1912 (See Wedding Photo)
TWO YEARS PRIOR TO THE OUT BREAK OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR. ERNEST AGE 25 KATE AND 23.
IN 1914 (ERNEST & HIS BROTHERS  ACCEPTED THE INVITATION "YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU" AND JOINED THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS.
BUT ERNEST  WAS REJECTED FOR HEALTH REASONS.THIS BEING HE ONLY HAD ONE LUNG.
THEIR FIRST CHILD A BOY WAS  BORN  FOUR YEARS AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE AS ERNEST HAD VOLUNTEERED TO JOIN THE WAR AGAINST GERMANY.
THIS CHILD WAS A BOY LEONARD GEORGE ERNEST BORN ON 9 MAR 1916.
IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR ERNEST AND KATE HAD A GIRL BORN 16 OCT 1917 AND NAMED KATHLEEN EDITH.
AFTER THE WAR ERNEST AND KATE SETTLED DOWN TO MARRIED LIFE AND AS TIME WENT BY THEIR CHILDREN
EVENTUALLY MARRIED, AND THEY HAD FOUR GRANDCHILDREN.
 
KATHLEEN EDITH WAS THE FIRST TO MARRY ON 21ST SEPTEMBER 1940 TO EDGAR EATON, THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN GIRLS NAMED MELANIE & CHERRY.
KATHLEEN EDITH DIED AT THE AGE OF 67 ON THE 15 OCT 1985.
 
LEONARD GEORGE ERNEST  DID NOT MARRY TILL 1948. HE THEN MARRIED BETTY EVELYN SQUIB ON THE  27TH MARCH 1948.
THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN BOTH BOYS ROGER & IAN.
 
ERNEST EDWARD    DIED ON THE 17 OCT 1977 AT THE GRAND AGE OF 90.
ERNEST AND KATE HARMAN HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR  SIXTY FIVE YEARS.
KATE LIVED ANOTHER 3 YEARS AND DIED ON THE SUNDAY  4 MAY 1980 AT THE AGE OF 91.