Elvira Harris

about 1849–
Allegany, Allegany, Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Elvira

When Elvira Harris was born about 1849, in Allegany, Allegany, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, her father, John C Harris, was 25 and her mother, Mrs Rebecca Harris, was 34.

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World Events (3)

1863
Age 14
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 14
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York
Age 68
Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

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.

Possible Related Names

Harry
Henry
Fitzharris
Harries
Harriss
Parry
Perry

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