Elizabet Mae Harris

20 July 1865–1913 (Age 47)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Elizabet Mae

When Elizabet Mae Harris was born on 20 July 1865, in Minnesota, United States, her father, John Benjamin Harris, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Ann Abbey, was 22. She married Wallace Reid Van Vorst about 1888. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Roseville Township, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1913, in Stearns, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Paynesville Township, Stearns, Minnesota, United States.

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Wallace Reid Van Vorst
Elizabet Mae Harris
Marriage: about 1888
Robbin N Van Vorst
Violet Mae Van Vorst
Eva B. Van Vorst
Alton Van Vorst
Beatrice Pearl Van Vorst
Lloyd L. Van Vorst

Spouse and Children

about 1888


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Ella Jane Harris


    William Henry Harris


    George W. Harris




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 2

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 16

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Lizzie Vanvorst in household of Wallace Vanvorst, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth M Van Vorst in household of Wallace R Van Vorst, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lizzie Harris in household of John Harris, "United States Census, 1880"

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