Janey Olive Harris

21 March 1897–30 November 1972 (Age 75)
Iuka, Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life 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 Magisterial District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Wellsburg Magisterial 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

Spouse and Children

Wetzel, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings



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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

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olive Peters in household of Bert Peters, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olive Peters in household of Bert D Peters, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olive Peters in household of Burt Peters, "United States Census, 1920"

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