Eliza Edith Harris

Canard, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Eliza Edith

When Eliza Edith Harris was born in 1880, in Canard, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, John Clark Harris, was 33 and her mother, Emma Louisa Smith, was 29. She lived in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1886.

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Eliza Edith Harris

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Clark Harris


    Emma Louisa Smith




    Richard Barlow Harris


    Sampson Salter Blowers Harris


    Percival Harris


    Cyril Smith Harris



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World Events (6)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 29

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 41

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 65

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

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)

  • Eliza Angela Harrington Harris, "Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904"
  • Eliza Angela Harrington Harris, "Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904"
  • Eliza Angela Harrington Harris, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

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