Amanda Mary Hurd

22 January 1889–1985 (Age 96)
Dayton, Iowa, Iowa, United States

The Life of Amanda Mary

When Amanda Mary Hurd was born on 22 January 1889, in Dayton, Iowa, Iowa, United States, her father, Sylvester Glitzen Hurd, was 27 and her mother, Martina Mary George, was 24. She married Ernest Joseph Harris on 3 September 1910, in Iowa, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Dayton Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Adams Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1985, in Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Joseph Harris
Amanda Mary Hurd
Marriage: 3 September 1910
Regina D'orrigo
Joseph Glitzen Harris
Ernest Richard Harris
Eugene L. Harris

Spouse and Children

3 September 1910
Iowa, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Sylvester Glitzen Hurd


    Martina Mary George




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 24

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Midlands): variant spelling of Heard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda Hurd in household of Sylvester G Hurd, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Amanda Harris in household of Earnest J Harris, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Amanda Harris in household of Earnst J Harris, "United States Census, 1920"

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