John Herdman (‘Jack’) Harland
b. 12 January 1885 at Hillside Bessbrook
m. 1909, Waecross,Ga.; and 18 October 1922, New York; and 22 August 1973, Atlanta.
d. 5 March 1976, in Atlanta Ga.
John Harland (1854) was very keen on education for his children, but Jack was a
very reluctant scholar. "If you won't work at school, Jack", said his father, "You
had better come home and work in the shop". This may have been the spur for, while
still in his teens, he decided to go and seek his fortune in America. By this time
he too was over six feet tall.