Mira Bell Marsh

7 November 1874–11 January 1937 (Age 62)
Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mira Bell

When Mira Bell Marsh was born on 7 November 1874, in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States, her father, Milo E. Marsh, was 26 and her mother, Ida June Whitney, was 20. She married William A Harrington on 31 December 1901, in Otsego, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Livingston Township, Otsego, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 January 1937, in Gaylord, Otsego, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Gaylord, Otsego, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William A Harrington
Mira Bell Marsh
Marriage: 31 December 1901
Frances M Harrington
Austen I Harrington
Maurice J Harrington
Maurine D Harrington

Spouse and Children

31 December 1901
Otsego, Michigan, United States



    Austen I Harrington


    Maurice J Harrington


    Maurine D Harrington


Parents and Siblings


    Ida June Whitney




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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

English: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a marsh or fen, Middle English mershe (Old English mersc), or a habitational name from any of various minor places named with this word, for example in Shropshire and Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Merriabel Harrington in household of William A Harrington, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mirrabell Harrington in household of William A Harrington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mirabell Marsh in household of Milo Marsh, "United States Census, 1880"

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