Harry Grant Neff

Male9 March 1861–25 October 1918

Brief Life History of Harry Grant

When Harry Grant Neff was born on 9 March 1861, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George W Neff, was 49 and his mother, Mary Ann Rhoades, was 40. He married Laura Bell Dearth on 20 August 1885, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Masontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He died on 25 October 1918, at the age of 57, and was buried in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Harry Grant Neff
Laura Bell Dearth
Marriage: 20 August 1885
George Alfred Neff
Ida Loretta Neff
Mary Elizabeth Neff

Sources (15)

  • Harry G Neff, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harry Grant Neff, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Harry G Neff in entry for George Alfred Neff, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1885Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 2

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

    Age 16

    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

    Name Meaning

    German and Swiss German: relationship name from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Naff .

    Dutch: variant of Neve , cognate with 1 above.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’, cognate with 1 above.

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

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