Nola Harris

23 March 1887–31 January 1957 (Age 69)
Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States

The Life of Nola

When Nola Harris was born on 23 March 1887, in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States, her father, Ulysses Grant Harris, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Ann Skinner, was 24. She married John Calvin Dowdell on 10 March 1909, in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Page, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 31 January 1957, in Creston, Union, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Calvin Dowdell
Nola Harris
Marriage: 10 March 1909
Ruth Nell Dowdell
John Bruce Dowdell
Jack Otis Dowdell
Dick Harris Dowdell
Juanita Vera Dowdell
Betty Margaret Dowdell

Spouse and Children

10 March 1909
Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States



    John Bruce Dowdell



    Dick Harris Dowdell


    Juanita Vera Dowdell


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings





    Nellie L Harris


    Elmer Finley Harris


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

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

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)

  • Nola Dowdell in household of John C Dowdell, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Nola Harris in household of Uslysses G Harris, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Nola Dowdell in household of John C Dowdell, "United States Census, 1940"

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