Dennison Emer Harris

13 May 1854–24 July 1912 (Age 58)
Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Dennison Emer

When Dennison Emer Harris was born on 13 May 1854, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Dennison Lott Harris, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Ann Wilson, was 29. He married Eunice Polly Stewart on 24 August 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1911. He died on 24 July 1912, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 58, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dennison Emer Harris
Annie Jane Wride
Marriage: 28 July 1886
Joseph Emer Harris
Barry Wride Harris
Jessie Martin Harris
Annie Isura Harris
George Lewis Harris
Jennie Harris
Edna Harris
Nettie Jane Harris
Sara Harris
Ervin Charles Harris

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 July 1886Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 15
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 16
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Dennison Emer Harris and Eunice Stewart Harris

    Dennison & I began our home life in Provo 24 August 1882 Just after our marriage. He had just retired from a mission and I had been teaching school, since I graduated from the Normal Dept. of the B …

    Sources (66)

    • Dennison Harris in entry for Barry Wride Harris, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Dennis Harris in household of Dennis Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
    • D. E. Harris in entry for Karl Harris and Zola Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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