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Harold Vincent Needham and Eleanor Jean Simmons Needham at the Simmons home in Leavenworth, May 1954.

Harold Vincent NEEDHAM

23 Apr 1928 - 16 Nov 2013

  • OCCUPATION: Industrial Engine Sales
  • BIRTH: 23 Apr 1928, Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, KS
  • DEATH: 16 Nov 2013, Jefferson City, Cole, MO
  • BURIAL: 21 Nov 2013, Mount Calvary Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth, KS
Father: Fred Leone NEEDHAM
Mother: Theckla Emily "Teck" FARRELL

Family 1 : Eleanor Jean SIMMONS
  • MARRIAGE: 22 May 1954, Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS
  1.  Harold Vincent NEEDHAM II
  2.  James Farrell NEEDHAM
Family 2 : Marilyn Marie BURNS
  • MARRIAGE: 26 May 2001, Kansas City, Johnson, KS

                                                               _George William NEEDHAM _+
                                 _Hawley Varnum NEEDHAM ______|
                                |                             |_Risa Loretta TITUS _____+
 _Fred Leone NEEDHAM ___________|
|                               |                              _William Fletcher LOWE __+
|                               |_Catherine Amelia LOWE ______|
|                                                             |_Elsie Aquilla SMITH ____+
|--Harold Vincent NEEDHAM 
|                                                              _Michael O'FARRELL ______
|                                _Martin George "MG" FARRELL _|
|                               |                             |_Jane BUTLER ____________
|_Theckla Emily "Teck" FARRELL _|
                                |                              _Charles G. ENDRISS _____
                                |_Mollie Johanna ENDRISS _____|
                                                              |_Mary MULLER ____________

[6] This the father of the this work's author.

Honorable Discharge from the US Army
Harold Needham, RA 17 208 910, Staff Sergeant
Date of Entry: 07 Aug 1946; Date of Discharge: 15 June 1948
"Was assigned to the 520th Engr Maint Co Camp Ascom Korea for 19 months as heavy duty mechanic..."

Honorable Discharge from the US Army Reserve
22 July 1952
"Sgt Harold V. Needham, ER17208910, Hon-USAR, who enlisted 21 July 1948"

1930, 1940 US Federal Census
Tonganoxie Twp, Leavenworth, KS
1930: Roll: 708; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0034; Image: 467.0; FHL microfilm: 2340443.
1940: Roll: T627_1240; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 52-35B.

High School Diploma
Tonganoxie Rural High School
Harold Vincent Needham, 17 May 1946

Diploma as "Wiring operator of IBM punched card equipment"
Automation Institute of Kansas City, MO
27 Nov 1963

Marriage Certificate
22 May 1954
"Harold Needham and Eleanor Simmons were united in Holy Matrimony according to the rites of
the Holy Roman Catholic Church on the 22nd day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand
nine hundred and fifty four at the Old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Leavenworth, Kansas,
Witnesses: Rev. Alexander M. Harvey, Robert Needham, Marilyn Sterling."

Harold Vincent Needham obituary
Leavenworth (KS) Times, the Kansas City Star, and the Lake Sun-Leader (Camden county, MO).
20 November 2013
(The obituary was written by Harold himself and published with little editing by the family.)
"Harold V. Needham, 85, of Osage Beach, Missouri, formerly of Leavenworth, passed away November 16th, 2013 at a Jefferson City, Missouri hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00, Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father David McEvoy, O.Carm officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and a Rosary at 6:00 PM at Belden Larkin Funeral Home. Burial with military graveside honors will be at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, in Lansing, Kansas. A memorial service for Harold will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 22nd at the Senior Activity Center in Osage Beach, Missouri with Rev. Adam Hamilton from the Church of The Resurrection presiding."

Grave of Harold V Needham
Mount Calvary Cemetery; Plot: Round Section, SE
Lansing, Leavenworth, KS
Find A Grave Memorial #120522198

Video Interview of Harold V. Needham, May 2006
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society Family History Interview Collection

Needham Lineage and Genealogical Notes
Previously unpublished; 1962
Hawley Vincent Needham, Kathryne Lowe Needham Shepherd

Needham Surnames Persons Simmons Links

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