John Alexander Harris

26 February 1869–22 February 1968 (Age 99)
Sullivan, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Alexander

When John Alexander Harris was born on 26 February 1869, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States, his father, Charles Martin Harris, was 38 and his mother, Mary Josephine Harman, was 21. He married Sarah Elisabeth Browning in 1886, in Sullivan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Grand River Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 22 February 1968, in Brookfield, Linn, Missouri, United States, at the age of 98.

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Family Time Line

John Alexander Harris
1869–1968
Sarah Elisabeth Browning
1869–1946
Marriage: 1886
Herman Lloyd Harris
1887–1985
Harris
1894–1900
Harris
1904–1910
Charles F Harris
1889–1967
Ima V Harris
1897–1990
Clarence Byron Harris
1899–1972
Mable Eunice Harris
1900–1976
Helen Ophelia Harris
1907–1997

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1886
Sullivan, Missouri, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 15

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • John A Nearris in household of Charles M Nearris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John A Harris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John A Harris in household of C M Harris, "United States Census, 1880"

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