Omer Vernon Harris

21 September 1902–18 October 1985 (Age 83)
Liberty Center, Wells, Indiana, United States

The Life of Omer Vernon

When Omer Vernon Harris was born on 21 September 1902, in Liberty Center, Wells, Indiana, United States, his father, Edward Harris, was 43 and his mother, Celia Moore, was 33. He married Mabel Moorehead about April 1921. He lived in Jefferson Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 18 October 1985, in Daleville, Delaware, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Anderson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Omer Vernon Harris
Mabel Moorehead
Marriage: about April 1921

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about April 1921

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 4

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Omer Harris in household of Edward Harris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Omer Vernon Harris, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Omer Vernon Harris - Memory of Someone: death: 18 October 1985; Daleville, Delaware, Indiana, United States

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