Harry worked on the Steamer Lewiston and Steamer Spokane, he was also a Fa rmer and worked as a gas maker and foreman for 18 years for the North We st Gas Co. Then he worked for the USPS for 18 years until he retired in 1 959.
Harry served in the military 1917-1919. He was at Mare Island, CA in dete ntion fro two weeks. he was sent overseas on the USS Transport G.N. in 19 17. He went to Panama and was transferred to the USS Cincinnati. Two wee ks later went to a coal ship then to Bahea, Brazil for transfer onto the U SS Glacier, a supply boat going to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Then he was tra nsferred to the USS Pittsburgh, flag ship of the Southern Fleet. On patr ol duty out of Rio de Janeiro for a year in the Southern Atlantic, he w as a fireman. He came back from Rio at the end of the year going by w ay of the West Indies to a coal ship to Saint Thomas and from there to N ew York. He was in the New York Navy yards at Portsmouth, NH while repai rs were made to the ship. Started for Flume, Austria by way of Gibraltar t hrough the Mediterranean through the Straits of Mesenna into the Adriat ic Sea to Flume, Austria. He was there for several months patrolling. Th en went to Spalato, Austria where he was transferred on to the USS Olympi a, Admiral Dewey's flag ship used in the sinking of the Spanish fleet in M anila Bay, going around the south coast of Sicily, to Malta going into t he navy yards for repairs on the Olympia. After a week he went to Gibralt ar on a coaling ship and then to Charleston, SC where he was paid off on D ec. 22, 1919 and sent home by rail and was honorably discharged with the r ating of 1st class Fireman.