Flora Harris

14 January 1885–14 July 1953 (Age 68)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Flora

Flora Harris was born on 14 January 1885, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. She had at least 1 son. She died on 14 July 1953, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Flora Scheyer in household of Felix Scheyer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Flora H Scheyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Flora Harris Scheyer in entry for Joan R Zentner, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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