Martin Lenoy Harris

Male8 December 1912–29 October 1956

Brief Life History of Martin Lenoy

When Martin Lenoy Harris was born on 8 December 1912, in Alabama, United States, his father, Preston Grover Harris, was 25 and his mother, Jessie E. Dearman, was 23. He married Alta Christine Wright on 19 December 1930, in Cuba, Sumter, Alabama, United States. He lived in Beat 5, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years and Richland, Union, South Dakota, United States in 1956. He died on 29 October 1956, in Richland, Benton, Washington, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Kewanee, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States.

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Martin Lenoy Harris
Alta Christine Wright
Marriage: 19 December 1930

Sources (12)

  • Martin L Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martin Leroy Harris, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Martin Lenoy Harris, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1930Cuba, Sumter, Alabama, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

    Age 4

    The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

    1925 · B.B. King is Born

    Age 13

    B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    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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