Evelena Harris

Female6 December 1891–1944

Brief Life History of Evelena

When Evelena Harris was born on 6 December 1891, in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States, her father, Hilliard Josiah Harris, was 21 and her mother, Rachel Jane Elizabeth Tims, was 25. She married Joseph Murray on 16 October 1909, in Alamosa, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Rio Grande, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1944, in Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Murray
Evelena Harris
Marriage: 16 October 1909
Annie Jane Murray
Walter Joe Murray

Sources (9)

  • Evelyn Murray in household of Joe Murray, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eveline Harris, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Evelyn Murray, "New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1909Alamosa, Colorado, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1901 · City Hall Built

    Age 10

    The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 15

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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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