Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Legacy and History of Edgar Harrell, Sr.

Edgar Harrell, Sr.
Edgar Harrell, Sr., was born to Alexander and Emma Mead Harrell on April 17, 1896 and passed away on Saturday, February 14, 1959. He was the beloved husband of Minnie Nolan Harrell; father of Juanita Harrell Stewart and Clarence Edgar Harrell, Jr.

Survived by his  brother  Shelton S. Harrell of New Orleans, La., Jasper Harrell, Palmer Harrell, Mrs. Ella Kieth of Amite, Louisiana, Bertha Harrell of Chicago, Il., and Henry Harrell of Raccine, Wisconsin: grandfather of Gwendolyn an Michael Stewart. Father-in-law of Doretha S. Harrell and Isaac Stewart.

Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends, A native of Amite, La and resident of New Orleans, for the past 40 years. He was a member of Petty's Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. He was a member of Cyrus Chapter No. 4.O.E.S. of Martha Grand Chapter of the Supreme Council of Louisiana. A.A.S.R.F.M., and the Debonnaires Club.

My mother said that my uncle Edgar would get dressed up on the weekend and come visit his mother Emma Mead Harrell with a trunk full of fruit from the fruit and vegetables market in New Orleans, LA.
Edgar Harrell's Louisiana Driver's License

He served in World War I and received and honorable discharge. His line of work was construction, he built his home and helped his brother Shelton build a home for his family in uptown New Orleans, LA. The home that my maternal great uncle Shelton built is still in their family today.

My mother said that uncle Edgar was a very quiet and kind man. He supported and provided for his family and never failed to visit his mother in Amite, LA.