Myrtle Harris

Female8 February 1889–19 August 1986

Brief Life History of Myrtle

Myrtle Harris was born on 8 February 1889, in Tennessee, United States. She married William T Breeding on 22 September 1912, in Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Overton, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 2, Overton, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 19 August 1986, at the age of 97, and was buried in Brookville, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William T Breeding
Myrtle Harris
Marriage: 22 September 1912
Sylvia Breeding
Velma Breeding
Hobart Oakley Breeding
Eudean Breeding
Lily M C Breeding
Otis Breeding

Sources (9)

  • Myrtle Breeding, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle Harris, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Myrtle Harris Breeding, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 September 1912Overton, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 1

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1890 · Woman's Suffrage

    Age 1

    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 27

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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