Daisy Diane Harris

30 June 1894–18 October 1992 (Age 98)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Daisy Diane

When Daisy Diane Harris was born on 30 June 1894, in Iowa, United States, her father, William C. Harris, was 52 and her mother, Louisa Schwartz, was 37. She married Rolland Dwight Smith on 1 January 1913, in Sterling, Logan, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Kellerton, Ringgold, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Padroni, Logan, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died on 18 October 1992, in Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States, at the age of 98.

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Family Time Line

Rolland Dwight Smith
Daisy Diane Harris
Marriage: 1 January 1913
Glenn Thomas Smith
William Buford Smith
Walter D. Smith
Leland Roland Smith

Spouse and Children

1 January 1913
Sterling, Logan, Colorado, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Louisa Schwartz




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 19

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 26

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Daisy Dane Harris in household of William C Harris, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Daisy Smith in household of Rolland Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Daisy Smith in household of Rolland Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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