Marion Lee Harris

7 March 1892–3 May 1983 (Age 91)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Marion Lee

When Marion Lee Harris was born on 7 March 1892, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William David Harris, was 25 and his mother, Augusta Hodges, was 24. He married Laura Henry on 25 July 1919, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in District 2, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 2, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 3 May 1983, at the age of 91, and was buried in Bean Station, Grainger, Tennessee, United States.

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Marion Lee Harris
Laura Henry
Marriage: 25 July 1919
Mae Hattie Harris
Jessie Harris
Catherine Harris
Sara Frances Harris
Lavada Harris
Nora Edith Harris
Jake Hershel Harris
William David Harris
Billie Harris

Spouse and Children

25 July 1919
Grainger, Tennessee, United States


    Mae Hattie Harris


    Jessie Harris


    Catherine Harris


    Sara Frances Harris


    Lavada Harris


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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)

  • M L Harris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marion Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marion L Harris in household of William D Harris, "United States Census, 1910"

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