Fanny Harris

5 February 1815–4 July 1893 (Age 78)
Drumore, Drumore Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Fanny

When Fanny Harris was born on 5 February 1815, in Drumore, Drumore Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Harris, was 40 and her mother, Fanny Groft Grabil, was 28. She married Joseph Douglas Morrison in 1834, in Portage, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 4 July 1893, in Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Virgin Cemetery, Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Lindsay Workman
Fanny Harris
Marriage: 19 February 1847
David Harris Workman
Lydia Workman
Andrew Jackson Workman
Joseph Nimrod Workman
Fanny Louisa Workman

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  • Marriage
    19 February 1847Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Sources (21)

    • Fanny Workman in household of Jacob Workman, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Fanny Harris in entry for David H. Workman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Fannie Workman in household of Jacob Workman, "United States Census, 1870"

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