Mollie Virginia Harris

Female1 February 1902–11 October 1989

Brief Life History of Mollie Virginia

When Mollie Virginia Harris was born on 1 February 1902, in North Carolina, United States, her father, John Franklin Harris, was 45 and her mother, Laura Nevada Poore, was 21. She married Oliver Cromer on 3 January 1923, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Mount Airy Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States for about 5 years. She died on 11 October 1989, in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87.

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Oliver Cromer
Mollie Virginia Harris
Marriage: 3 January 1923

Sources (12)

  • Mallie Cromer in household of John Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mollie Virginia Harris - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth-name: Mollie Virginia Harris
  • Mallie Harris, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1923Surry, North Carolina, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 1

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    1918 · Fort Bragg Established

    Age 16

    Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.


    Age 25

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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