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Harris, Mary Ellen – Obituary

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North Powder, Union County, Oregon

Died-At Hot Lake, Oregon, Thursday, August 12, 1926, Mrs. Mary Ella Harris, age 64 years, 8 months and 12 days. The funeral took place from the L. D. S. Church, Union, Tuesday, August 17, 1926, at 2 o’clock p.m.

The services were conducted by J. E. Mitchell, with Osborn Richins principal speaker. The remains were laid to rest in North Powder cemetery beside those of her husband and two infant sons who died in August, 1897.

Mary Ellen Armstrong was born in Mason County, Illinois, November 30, 1861. She was united in marriage to R. J. Harris January 5, 1881. To this union ten children were born, of whom seven survive and were present in Union at the time of the funeral this week. The surviving children are Charles E. Harris, Frank O. Harris and R. J. Harris, of Union; David Albert Harris, of Anaconda, Montana; Walter F. Harris, of Butte, Montana; Mrs. M. E. Tucker, of La Grande, Oregon, and Mrs. Anna Nelson, of Union. There are ten grandchildren living and four dead, and three great grandsons.

Mrs. Harris with her family came to Oregon July 25, 1889, and settled at North Powder, Oregon, where Mr. Harris was accidentally shot October 22, 1898, causing his death in eleven hours.

Mrs. Harris with her children came to Union October 20, 1904, and have lived here most of the time since, Mrs. Harris passing away as above noted, August 12th, after great suffering from cancer.

Contributed by: Larry Rader

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