Nancy Ann Homer

23 March 1841–4 January 1876 (Age 34)
Logan, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Ann

When Nancy Ann Homer was born on 23 March 1841, in Logan, Illinois, United States, her father, Russel King Homer, was 25 and her mother, Eliza Williamson, was 24. She married Martin Harris Jr. on 1 November 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 4 January 1876, in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Harris Jr.
1838–1913
Nancy Ann Homer
1841–1876
Marriage: 1 November 1859
Martin Homer Harris
1860–1861
Nancy Ann Harris
1862–1864
Benjamin Harris
1865–1865
Franklin Walter Harris
1866–1869
Russell King Harris
1869–1952
Sariah Harris
1871–1960
Rosetta Harris
1873–1874
Ella Eliza Harris
1875–1897

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 7
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 15
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for a dweller by a holly bush, from Middle English holm (Old English holen) + the agent suffix -er, a type of formation characteristic of Hampshire and Sussex. See Holm 2.English: habitational name from Holmer (Herefordshire), Holmer Green (Buckinghamshire), or Homer (Devon), or else from other unrecorded placenames formed with Middle English hol(g)h + mere ‘pool by or in the hollow’ (Old English holh + mere).English: perhaps an occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Old French heaumier, heumier (from ancient Germanic he(a)ume ‘helmet’), but it is uncertain that this name became hereditary. Compare Helm 3.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Holm
    Homar
    Holmer

    Story Highlight

    The Passing of Martin Harris by William H. Homer

    I first saw Martin Harris in Kirtland, Ohio, about the last of December, 1869. On my return from a mission in England I stopped to visit one of my relatives in Pennsylvania. On resuming my journey one …

    Sources (14)

    • Nancy Homer in household of Russel Homer, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Nany Ann Homer in entry for Sariah Harris Steele, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Nancy A. Homer, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

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