Posy Talmadge Harris

19 March 1891–10 April 1977 (Age 86)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Posy Talmadge

When Posy Talmadge Harris was born on 19 March 1891, in Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Harrison Harris, was 51 and his mother, Sarah Ann Land, was 37. He married Verta Viola Goodman on 10 August 1913, in Rowan, Bladen, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Irisburg, Henry, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 10 April 1977, in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Guilford Memorial Park, Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States.

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Posy Talmadge Harris
Verta Viola Goodman
Marriage: 10 August 1913
Posey Talmadge Harris
Henry Goodman Harris

Spouse and Children

10 August 1913
Rowan, Bladen, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Harrison Harris





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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Posie L Harris in household of Henry H Harris, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Posey T Harris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • P T Harris, "United States Census, 1930"

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