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Harriet Inks


Harriet Inks
Harriet Inks
was born on Aug. 9, 1865 near Farmington, Fayette County, PA, just a few months after the close of the Civil War, the daughter of Andrew J. and Minerva (Minerd) Inks,

She never married, but, like her sisters, was a skilled seamstress.

In her younger adult years, Harriet resided with her parents in Fairchance, PA.

Harriet (left) with her parents
After her mother died, Harriet lived with various brothers and sisters, including Bertha Wilson in Greensburg, Minnie Johnson in Philadelphia, Calvin Inks in Connellsville, PA and Sarah Chisnell in Wilkinsburg, PA.

Harriet was a longtime member of the Fairchance Presbyterian Church.

When the federal census enumeration was made in 1940, she was counted in the Chisnell residence, and had no occupation.

For the last four-to-five years of her life, Harriet suffered from hardening of the arteries of the heart. She passed away at the age of 79 on May 7, 1945 at the Chisnell home at 5 Sandy Creek Road in Wilkinsburg near Pittsburgh. 

Her remains were returned to Fayette County for burial beside her parents at the Hopwood Cemetery.

Hopwood Cemetery

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