Mary E. Harris

March 1849–
Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary E.

When Mary E. Harris was born in March 1849, in Missouri, United States, her father, James Bennett Harris, was 30 and her mother, Louisa Evans, was 24. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Charles Wortham. She lived in Union Township, Cass, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Washington Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States in 1920.

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Charles Wortham
Mary E. Harris
William G Wortham
Nora D Wortham
Taylor Grundy Wortham
Maggie Lee Wortham

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    James Bennett Harris


    Louisa Evans




    John Elbert Harris


    Henry Harris


    Mary E. Harris



    George Thomas Harris


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 11

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

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)

  • Mary Harris in household of Louisa Harris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary in household of Charles G Wortham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Wortham in household of Charles Wortham, "United States Census, 1900"

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