Mary Belle Harrigan

25 October 1872–August 1961 (Age 88)
Morgan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Belle

When Mary Belle Harrigan was born on 25 October 1872, in Morgan, Indiana, United States, her father, William Henry Harrigan, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Jane Letterman, was 25. She married Harry Gaylord Asher on 4 August 1895, in Owen, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died in August 1961, in Gosport, Wayne Township, Owen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Owen, Indiana, United States.

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Harry Gaylord Asher
Mary Belle Harrigan
Marriage: 4 August 1895
Floyd Gaylord Asher
Paul Asher
Mary Jane Asher
Allen Asher

Spouse and Children

4 August 1895
Owen, Indiana, United States


    Floyd Gaylord Asher


    Paul Asher



    Allen Asher


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArragáin, a variant of Ó hAnradháin ( see Hanrahan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary B Harrigan in household of William Harrigan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary B Harrigan in entry for Floyd Asher, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Mary Harrigan in entry for Erland Fredrick Andren and Mary Jane Asher, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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