Maria Louisa Harritt

1850–1930 (Age 79)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Maria Louisa

When Maria Louisa Harritt was born in December 1850, in Ohio, United States, her father, Jeremiah Harritt, was 37 and her mother, Lydia Dusenberry, was 28. She married Hyder Pitt Barnes on 17 April 1869, in Ford, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Grant, Riley, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1885. She died on 14 July 1930, in Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Beaver Crossing, Seward, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Maria Louisa Harritt
Hyder Pitt Barnes
Marriage: 17 April 1869
Catherine Lydia Barnes
Helen E Barnes
Joseph Barnes

Spouse & Children

17 April 1869
Ford, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 13

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

Age 21

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Barrett .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Maria Havitt in household of Jermiah Havitt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lauisa Barnes in household of Hider Barnes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louisa Barnes, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

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