Sarah Jane Harris

4 October 1855–11 March 1933 (Age 77)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Harris was born on 4 October 1855, in Ohio, United States, her father, Henry N. Harris, was 24 and her mother, Rosetta Benjamin, was 25. She married Matthew Harris on 25 April 1875. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Summerfield Township, Monroe, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Kickapoo, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. She died on 11 March 1933, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Manton, Wexford, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Harris
Sarah Jane Harris
Marriage: 25 April 1875
Rosabelle Harris
Dora Mae Harris
Leroy Gilbert Harris
Grace Elnora Harris
Verne McKinley Harris

Spouse and Children

25 April 1875


Parents and Siblings

    Henry N. Harris


    Rosetta Benjamin




    William Riley Harris


    Allen Andrew Harris


    Charles Edwin Harris



    Henry Clifton Harris


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 5

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 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 21

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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)

  • Sarah J Harris in household of Henry N Harris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah J Harris in household of Henry N Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Mosher in household of Lucius P Mosher, "United States Census, 1930"

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