Mary E. Harris

6 March 1852–17 September 1931 (Age 79)
New York, United States

The Life of Mary E.

When Mary E. Harris was born on 6 March 1852, in New York, United States, her father, William Harris, was 28 and her mother, Abigail Austin, was 24. She married Mason Sherman Allen on 19 June 1871, in Weyauwega, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Carbonate, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States in 1900. She died on 17 September 1931, in Lostine, Wallowa, Oregon, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Mason Sherman Allen
Mary E. Harris
Marriage: 19 June 1871
Delbert Sherman Allen
Lester Edgar Allen
Jessie May Allen
Roxy Lovica Allen

Spouse and Children

19 June 1871
Weyauwega, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Harris


    Abigail Austin




    Joseph Harris



World Events (8)

1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 7

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 26

Historical Boundaries - 1878: Union, Oregon, United States; 1887: Wallowa, Oregon, United States

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mary E Warren in household of Samuel Warren, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E. Harris, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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