Nancy Alouise Harris

29 June 1871–1954 (Age 82)
Hastings, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Nancy Alouise

Nancy Alouise Harris was born on 29 June 1871, in Hastings, Ontario, Canada as the daughter of James R Harris and Nannie M Dorsey. She married Samuel Franklin Ryan on 13 November 1889, in Crawford, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1954, in Cuba, Lafayette, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Kinder Cemetery, Benton Township, Crawford, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Franklin Ryan
Nancy Alouise Harris
Marriage: 13 November 1889
Hoyt Harris Ryan
Guyula G Ryan
Inez Gertrude Ryan
Marjorie D Ryan

Spouse and Children

13 November 1889
Crawford, Missouri, United States


    Hoyt Harris Ryan



    Inez Gertrude Ryan



Parents and Siblings

    James R Harris


    Nannie M Dorsey





    Margaret Elia Harris


    Benjamin Dorsey Harris


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 12

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

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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Story Highlight

Mollie A Ryan 1900 Census

Mollie A Ryan United States Census, 1900 NameMollie A Ryan Event TypeCensus Event Year1900 Event PlacePrecinct 7 St. Louis city Ward 24, St. Louis, Missouri, United States GenderFemale Age29 Marital S …

Sources (3)

  • Mollie H Ryan in household of C A Oswald, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nannie A Harris in household of Nannie M Harris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mrs. Hollie Ryan in household of Clifford Oswald, "United States Census, 1920"

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