Nancy Jane "Janie" Harris

23 August 1885–18 May 1976 (Age 90)
Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Nancy Jane "Janie"

When Nancy Jane "Janie" Harris was born on 23 August 1885, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, her father, Robert Bloomer Harris, was 22 and her mother, Martha Louvena Jewell, was 20. She had at least 2 daughters with Arthur Graves. She lived in Jackson Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Hymera, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 18 May 1976, in Staunton, Clay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 90.

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Arthur Graves
Nancy Jane "Janie" Harris
Opal Marie Graves
Mary Josephine Graves

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    Opal Marie Graves


    Mary Josephine Graves


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    Ira Elmer Harris



    Mary Andeline Harris


World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 21

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 24

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Nancy J Graves in household of Arthur Graves, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jennie Graves in household of Arther Graves, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nancy J Harris in household of Robert Harris, "United States Census, 1900"

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