Elijah S. Harrier

Ohio, United States

The Life of Elijah S.

Elijah S. Harrier was born in 1859, in Ohio, United States as the son of James Harrier and Elizabeth J. Fitch. He married Gertrude Munger on 27 December 1888. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Elijah S. Harrier
Gertrude Munger
Marriage: 27 December 1888
Lee Hamer

Spouse and Children

27 December 1888
Monroe City, Monroe, Michigan


Parents and Siblings

    James Harrier


    Elizabeth J. Fitch




World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 1

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. nickname or occupational name for someone who hunted hares, or who was thought to resemble a breed of dog used in hunting hares. 2. nickname for someone thought to resemble a harrier, a kind of hawk, Middle English harrower. 3. nickname for a raider or plunderer, from an agent noun derived from Middle English herian, Old English her(g)ian ‘to harry’, ‘plunder’, ‘ravage’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Elijah Hamer in entry for Lee Hamer, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • Elijah S. Harrier, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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