Harriet Spangler

1819–11 April 1874 (Age 55)
Warrington Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet

When Harriet Spangler was born in 1819, in Warrington Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Peter Spangler, was 30 and her mother, Susannah Maish, was 19. She married Ephraim Shelley about 1841, in Warrington Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in South Middleton Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 11 April 1874, at the age of 55, and was buried in Boiling Springs, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Shelley
Harriet Spangler
Marriage: about 1841
John Shelly
John Wesley Shelly
Benjamin Dwight Shelly
John Shelly

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1841Warrington Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 0
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 17
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    German (Bavaria): originally an occupational name for a maker of buckles, from an agent derivative of a diminutive of Middle High German spange ‘clasp, buckle, ornamental fastening’, later coming to mean ‘tinsmith, plumber’.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Harriet Shelly in household of Ephrm Shelly, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Harriet Shelly in household of Ephraim Shelly, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Harriet Spangler Shelly, "Find A Grave Index"

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