Janey Olive Harris

Female21 March 1897–30 November 1972

Brief Life History of Janey Olive

When Janey Olive Harris was born on 21 March 1897, in Iuka, Tyler, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Sanderson Harris, was 31 and her mother, Mary Minerva Snider, was 30. She married Bert Dewey Peters in 1919, in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Grant District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Wellsburg District, Brooke, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 30 November 1972, in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Bert Dewey Peters
Janey Olive Harris
Marriage: 1919
Irene Wilma Peters
Virginia Lorraine Peters

Sources (10)

  • Olive Peters in household of Bert Peters, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Janey Olive Harris, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Jane Olive Harris, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1919Wetzel, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    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.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 3

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.


    Age 20

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    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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