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Harry Herbert PACE  1884 - 1943 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Harry Herbert PACE  1884 - 1943

aka Harry H. Pace, H. H. Pace, Harry Pace, H. Pace
nationality
occupation
birth 6 Jan 1884, Covington/Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia
baptism
death ..... 1943, .........
burial
marriage married in <1916> to:
Ethlynde BIBB

b. .. Sept 1893, Alabama
d. ............

children
  • Harry Herbert Jr.

    b. 28/29 Apr 1918, New York
    d. 10 March 1995, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA

  • Josephine V.

    b. .... <1921>, New York
    d. ...........

remark sources for Harry Junior:
SSDI has: Stockton
California Index says: birthplace: New York / mother's maiden name: BIBB
1930 CENSUS gives New York as birthplace of Harry and Josephine V.

PARENTS

father Charles PACE

b. ........, Covington, Georgia
d. .............) blacksmith

mother Nancy Francis

b. ..............
d. .................

children
  • Harry Herbert

    b. 6 Jan 1884, (Covington?), Atlanta, Georgia
    d. ..... 1943, .........


LIFE


In 1912 met W. C. Handy in Memphis.
If Harry H. Pace was in Memphis (Tenessee) in 1912, the Harry Pace in the 1910 CENSUS (Memphis City, Shelby, Tennessee, 18 April 1910) could well be 'our' Harry:
31y / born <1879> in Georgia / single / cashier Bank / boarder / Mu = Mulatto?
The age does not match though...

Graduate of Atlanta University and instructor at the Haines Institute in Augusta, Georgia

1900 CENSUS (Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, 12 June 1900):
Joseph D. BIBB (34y) (b. March 1866)
Viola BIBB (29y) (b. March 1871)
- Joseph D. BIBB (8y) (b. Sept 1891)
- Estelyerde (sic) E. BIBB (6y) (b. Sept 1893)
- Aeolian (4y) (b. Jan 1896)
residence: Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia



WW I DRAFT REGISTRATIONS CARDS, 1917-1918
Standard Life Ins. Co.


1920 CENSUS (Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, 5 Jan 1920):
H. H. PACE (35y) Secretary Lifeinsurance Co. (Atlanta, Georgia)
E. B. PACE (26y)
children:
- Harry H. PACE Jr. (1y/6m = b. in Dec 1918)


the following Harry H. PACE cannot be correct because this Harry is WHITE!
SSDI: Harry H. Pace (b. 22 Dec 1918, Illinois (= Georgia?) - d. 15 May 1997, Toledo, Lucas, Ohio or ....., Wood County, Ohio)

moved to New York in 1920 (but son Harry Herbert Junior was born in 1918 in New York!).
In 1925 founded the Northeastern Life Insurance Company in Newark, NJ

President of Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Company


1930 CENSUS (Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 3-4 April 1930):
Harry PACE (46y) Insurance; President Insurance Company
Ethlynde (sic) PACE (35)
- Harry H. jr. (12y) (b. New York)
- Josephine V. (9y) (b. New York)



Pace & Handy Music Company
founded the Pace Phonograph Corporation, New York City, later changed to Black Swan Phonograph Company
Black Swan label


U.S. World War II DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 1942
self-employed lawyer (58y)
196 South Delaplaine Rd., Riverside, Cook, Illinois
business address: 82 W. Washington Rd, Chicago, Cook, Illinois


In 1942 he opened a law firm in downtown Chicago. (source: the African American Registry website)
Black Swan (Jitu K. Weusi/Lawrence Cohn) websites


NOTES

  • African American Registry website
  • Black Swan (Jitu K. Weusi/Lawrence Cohn) websites
  • Harry Pace (WIKIPEDIA)
  • An economic detour; a history of insurance in the lives of American Negroes by Merah Steven Stuart (New York, Wendell Malliet and Co., 1940 (chapter: Northern Organizations, pp. 75-81) Reprints by McGrath Publishing Company 1969 & Arno Press Inc.(online).


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