Alice Virginia Harris

5 August 1859–9 May 1919 (Age 59)
Oregon, United States

The Life of Alice Virginia

When Alice Virginia Harris was born on 5 August 1859, in Oregon, United States, her father, William M Harris, was 32 and her mother, Harriet Newell Bonney, was 25. She married Arista Buccanan Brown on 17 September 1878, in Marion, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Abiqua, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1880 and Scotts Mills, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1900. She died on 9 May 1919, in Klamath, Oregon, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Bonanza, Klamath, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arista Buccanan Brown
Alice Virginia Harris
Marriage: 17 September 1878
Florence May Brown
William Benjamin Brown
Cryus Burton Brown
Mattie Leah Brown
Myrtle Inez Brown

Spouse and Children

17 September 1878
Marion, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings



    William G. Harris


    Sarah Jane Harris


    Irena E. Harris




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · The Homestead Act

Age 3

The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 16

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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Story Highlight

Alice Virginia Harris Brown

EVENING HERALD, MAY 14, 1919 PIONEER WOMAN DEEPLY MOURNED LORELLA - May 14 - The news of the death of Mrs. A.B. (Alice) Brown of Langell Valley, while not unexpected, was received with genuine so …

Sources (3)

  • Alice V Harris in household of Wm Harris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Virginia Harris in household of Wm M Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • V Alice Brown in household of B Arista Brown, "United States Census, 1880"

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