Myrtle Louisa Harris

Female21 June 1893–July 1978

Brief Life History of Myrtle Louisa

When Myrtle Louisa Harris was born on 21 June 1893, in Iuka, Tyler, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Sanderson Harris, was 28 and her mother, Mary Minerva Snider, was 26. She married Walter Maywood Mott on 3 December 1917, in Sistersville, Tyler, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Green District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died in July 1978, in Pine Grove, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Hastings, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States.

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Walter Maywood Mott
Myrtle Louisa Harris
Marriage: 3 December 1917
Walter Maywood Mott Jr.
Betty Lee Mott
Joanna Lou Mott
Harvey Richard Mott

Sources (16)

  • E Myrtle Harris in household of William S Harris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Myrtle Louisa Harris, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Myrtle Louise Harris, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1917Sistersville, Tyler, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 5

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 23

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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