David H. Harris was born in Rockford, Iowa, November 16, 1861, and died at his home in Lostine, Oregon, on June 16, 1928, being at the date of his death 66 years and 7 months of age.
Mr. Harris accompanied his parents across the plains, coming to Oregon in the year 1877. He was united in marriage to Emma Peters October 31, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have made their home in this county ever since.
To this union were born four children all of whom are living; Paul Harris of Jefferson, Oregon; Ethel Manson of Cumberland, Washington; Leonard Harris, and Mildred Harris, both of Lostine.
Two brothers and one sister also survive Mr. Harris; Harvey Harris of Conrad, Montana; and Joe Harris of Jefferson, Oregon, and Mrs. Viola Lent of Canby, Oregon. One sister, Mrs. Ruth McMullen, died some years ago. Ten grandchildren also survive.
David Harris was a quiet man, mixing little in public affairs, but always attending well to his own business, a man well liked by all who knew him. A good father and a well respected citizen gone to his rest.
Enterprise Record Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, June 21, 1928 pg 7