Mary Ellena Harris

14 October 1873–15 January 1953 (Age 79)
McLennan, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Ellena

When Mary Ellena Harris was born on 14 October 1873, in McLennan, Texas, United States, her father, John McNary Harris, was 41 and her mother, Laura Louise Holcombe, was 34. She married Theodore Mitchell in 1888, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Justice Precinct 8, Milam, Texas, United States in 1920 and Killeen, Bell, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 15 January 1953, in Thorndale, Milam, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Killeen City Cemetery, Killeen, Bell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Eldrige Collins
Mary Ellena Harris
Laura Aline Collins
John Henry Collins
Mary Louetta Collins
Glendon Eldridge Collins

Spouse and Children



    Laura Aline Collins


    John Henry Collins


    Mary Louetta Collins


    Glendon Eldridge Collins


Parents and Siblings

    John McNary Harris


    Laura Louise Holcombe




    Martha C. Harris


    Ruben Harris




    William Thomas Harris


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.

Age 5

Historical Boundaries: 1878: Milam, Texas, United States [Spreads across Milam and Williamson counties]
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 21

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Harris in household of Laura L Harris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lena Collins in household of H E Collins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lena Callins in household of Henry I Callins, "United States Census, 1910"

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