Salem News August 3, 1916
Harold, the little three- year - old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Harshbarger met with a painful and what might have been a serious accident Sunday evening. He was standing by his mother while pumping water for the horses which got to fighting and threw Mrs. Harshbarger and Harold down, running over and tramping on the little boy's foot, cutting it quite badly and bruising him all over. His many friends hope he may soon recover as he is a general favorite.
Harold Keith Harshbarger, 85, of Salem, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mount Pleasant.
Born Nov. 26, 1913, in Salem, he was the son of Albert and Elsie Bunker Harshbarger. On Nov. 30, 1939, he married Ruth Bell at Salem.
Mr. Harshbarger was a retired farmer in the Salem community. He worked for Cargill Co. in Mount Pleasant for many years.
He was a member of Salem Friends Church and Lockridge Saddle Club.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Kent of Mediapolis, Larry of Burlington and William of Granite City, Ill.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and infant twinsons.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Beatty Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services for Mr. Harshbarger will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Salem Friends Church, with the Rev. Tom Palmer officiating. Burial will bein Salem South Cemetery in Salem.
A memorial has been established for Salem Friends Church or Salem First Responders.
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