Mary Harkness

about 1870–
New York, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Harkness was born about 1870, in New York, United States, her father, Thomas Harkness, was 30 and her mother, Catherine Duffy, was 30. She lived in Eastchester, Eastchester, Westchester, New York, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Harkness
1840–
Catherine Duffy
1840–
Thomas Harkness
1866–
William Harkness
1867–1920
Mary Harkness
1870–
Annie Harkness
1872–
Catherine Harkness
1874–
John H Harkness
1878–1943

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

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.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 0

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Scottish: apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place (perhaps in the area of Annandale, with which the surname is connected in early records), probably so called from the Old English personal name Hereca (a derivative of the various compound names with the first element here ‘army’) + Old English næss ‘headland’, ‘cape’. The surname is also established in northern Ireland, where it was taken in the 17th century by settlers from Dumfriesshire.

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

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  • Mary Harkness in household of Thomas Harkness, "United States Census, 1880"

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