Daniel Harris

13 March 1831–25 August 1892 (Age 61)
South Bend, Portage Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel

When Daniel Harris was born on 13 March 1831, in South Bend, Portage Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, his father, John Harris, was 22 and his mother, Lovina Eiler, was 23. He married Lydia Harris on 5 October 1853, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 25 August 1892, in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, at the age of 61, and was buried in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Harris
Hannah Thornton
Marriage: 15 June 1874
Edward Royal Harris
Jacob Alonzo Harris
John Alma “Al” Harris
Frances Lavina Harris
David Henry Harris
Aaron Harris

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 2
    Santa Anna elected president. Dictatorship established in 1834. End of first liberal reforms. Tithes abolished.
    Age 17
    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican-American War. Texan independence confirmed. United States annexes territories of Upper California and New Mexico.

    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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    This story was an excerpt from Pioneer of the Mojave: The Life and Times of Aaron G. Lane Page 6 titled OUTLAWS ON THE MOJAVE http://www.empirenet.com/rdthompson/lane6.html It is a very interest …

    Sources (26)

    • Daniel Harris in entry for Edward Royal Harris, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Daniel Harris in household of John Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Daniel Harris in entry for Frances Bingham, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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