Irene Jeannette May "Rene" Sager

6 June 1868–27 April 1926 (Age 57)
Climax, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Irene Jeannette May "Rene"

When Irene Jeannette May "Rene" Sager was born on 6 June 1868, in Climax, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, her father, Eli August Sager, was 33 and her mother, Edna Ann Harrison, was 30. She married Ephraim Elvirus Harrison on 16 September 1883, in Leroy Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Leroy Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 27 April 1926, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Congregational Cemetery, East Leroy, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Ephraim Elvirus Harrison
Irene Jeannette May "Rene" Sager
Marriage: 16 September 1883
Fred E. Harrison

Spouse and Children

16 September 1883
Leroy Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States


    Fred E. Harrison


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 11

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 18

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Seager .2 Dutch (de Sager), and North German: occupational name from Dutch, Low German sager ‘sawyer’.3 French: from the Germanic personal name Sagher, composed of the elements sag- (an element related to Gothic and Old High German words meaning ‘quarrel’, ‘law-suit’) + hari, heri ‘army’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irene Harrison in household of Vide Harrison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irene J Harrison in household of Vide Harrison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Irene J Harrison, "United States Census, 1920"

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