Mary Elizabeth Harris

1857–1862 (Age 5)
Mason, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Harris was born in 1857, in Mason, Illinois, United States, her father, James Monroe Harris, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Bishop, was 38. She died on 11 March 1862, at the age of 5.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Harris
1817–1894
Elizabeth Bishop
1819–1887
Margaret Honor Harris
1840–1878
William L. Harris
1842–1880
Stephan Harris
1843–1856
Rachael Ann Harris
1845–1901
Martha Adeline Harris
1847–1894
Sarah L Harris
1849–1929
John Matthew Robert Harris
1851–1898
Lillian E. Harris
1851–1852
Infant Harris
1853–1853
Mary Elizabeth Harris
1857–1862
Joseph A Harris
1860–1860

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World Events (2)

1858 · A House Divided
Age 1
Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
Age 4
Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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.

Possible Related Names

Harry
Henry
Fitzharris
Harries
Harriss
Parry
Perry

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