Harriet Magnolia Westmoreland

14 February 1865–21 November 1954 (Age 89)
Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Harriet Magnolia

When Harriet Magnolia Westmoreland was born on 14 February 1865, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States, her father, Alaxander Westmoreland, was 44 and her mother, Nancy Ann Nichols, was 39. She married William Avery Simpson Rea on 15 November 1885, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Randolph, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1880. She died on 21 November 1954, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

William Avery Simpson Rea
Harriet Magnolia Westmoreland
Marriage: 15 November 1885
Melvin Columbus Rea

Spouse and Children

15 November 1885
Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States


    Melvin Columbus Rea


Parents and Siblings

    Alaxander Westmoreland


    Nancy Ann Nichols




    Matilda Westmoreland


    John F Westmoreland


    Martin Thomas Westmoreland


    Mary Westmoreland


    Alexander Westmoreland


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 12

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Northern English: regional name for someone from the former country of this name, originally named in Old English as Westmōringaland ‘territory of the people living west of the moors (i.e. the Pennines)’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Harriet Westmoland in household of Alex Westmoland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Magnolia West in household of Alex West, "United States Census, 1870"

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