John Harey High

19 November 1881–26 July 1964 (Age 82)
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of John Harey

When John Harey High was born on 19 November 1881, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, his father, Charles High, was 31 and his mother, Mary Catherine Burdette, was 26. He married Hattie Cavender on 24 March 1907, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Poca District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 26 July 1964, at the age of 82, and was buried in South Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Harey High
1881–1964
Hattie Cavender
1885–1961
Marriage: 24 March 1907

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 March 1907
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles High

    Male1850–Male

    Mary Catherine Burdette

    Female1855–1933Female

siblings

(10)

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1886

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Anglia and northern England): nickname for a tall man, from Middle English hegh, hie ‘high’, ‘tall’, Old English hēah ( compare Hay 2), or a topographic name for a dweller on a hilltop or high place, from the same word used in a topographical sense. This second use is supported by early forms such as Richard atte High (Sussex 1332 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John H High, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John H High, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John H High, "United States Census, 1940"

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