James Stanley Harris

25 October 1803–11 June 1888 (Age 84)
Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of James Stanley

When James Stanley Harris was born on 25 October 1803, in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Benjamin Harris, was 38 and his mother, Rachel Balcom, was 40. He married Louisa Ann Wilson on 8 November 1836, in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He died on 11 June 1888, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 84.

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James Stanley Harris
Louisa Ann Wilson
Marriage: 8 November 1836
Julia Eliza Harris
Clara Charlotte Harris
Annie Gertrude Harris
Augusta Jane Harris
Louisa E. Harris
James Stanley Harris
Calista Catherine Hawes Harris
Laura Pauline Harris

Spouse and Children

8 November 1836
Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Thomas Harris


    Sylvia Harris


    Frederic Harris


    Christopher Prince Harris



+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1867 · British North America Act

Age 64

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

Age 66


Age 68

British Columbia joins the confederation.

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)

  • James S Harris in entry for Augusta J Harris, "New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919"
  • James L Harris in entry for Louisa E Wilson, "New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938"
  • James Harris in entry for Clara Charlotte Romans, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"

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