Surname: Harris

Biographical Sketch of Newton M. Harris

Newton M. Harris, vice-president of the First National Bank of Champaign, was born in that city July 27, 1872, a son of the late Henry H. Harris and a grandson of B. F. Harris, Sr. He was liberally educated, being a graduate of Yale University with the class of 1895, and for fully a quarter of a century has been actively identified with the interests of the Harris family as farmers, stock raisers and bankers. During his father’s life he shared the responsibilities of vice-president with his brother of the First National Bank, and still fills that post. Newton M. Harris married Mary Bruce Burnham, of the well known Burnham family of Champaign County elsewhere referred to. Mr. and Mrs. Harris are members of the Methodist and Presbyterian churches, respectively. Their three children are Bruce, Barbara B. and Mary Julia. Mr. Harris is a member of the Sons of American Revolution and is a thirty-second degree Mason and a...

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Biography of Benjamin Franklin Harris

Benjamin Franklin Harris, grandson of the late B. F. Harris and son of Henry Hickman Harris, was born on the old Harris farm in Champaign County, where his father was also a native, on September 30, 1868. He had of course liberal advantages during his youth and every incentive to make the best of his personal talents. Besides the common and high schools he attended the University of Illinois 1887 to 1889, and in 1892 was graduated from the law department of Columbia University. The law was only part of his preparation for life, not a profession. He returned home to assist in the management of farm lands and business enterprises, and he has continued the work of his father and grandfather as livestock farmers and bankers. From 1892 to 1899 he owned and developed and consolidated all electric street railway, lighting, power and gas plants in the twin cities. He succeeded his father as president of the First National Bank of Champaign, and in 1911-12 he served as president of the Illinois Bankers Association and has identified himself actively with many of its most important committees. He has also served as chairman of the Agricultural Commission of the American Bankers Association, and president of the Conference Committee on agricultural development and education of all state bankers associations. It was he who inaugurated the banker-farmer movement in 1908, and...

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Biography of Dell E. Harris

Dell E. Harris. In the University district of Champaign there is no merchant better known to the student population and citizens generally than Dell E. Harris, who for over twenty-five years has been in active business as a confectioner. Mr. Harris has succeeded because he has concentrated his energies largely along one line, has studied and worked to develop a product of superfine quality, and has made that product of such a standard of perfection that it now signifies quality and is distributed over a market by no means confined to Champaign or even to the state of Illinois. Mr. Harris was born at Normal, Illinois, June 16, 1870, a son of Zera W. and Julia A. (Dyke) Harris, both of whom are still living. His father was a Union soldier during the Civil War, serving thirty-seven months in Company C., Fifth Illinois Cavalry. There were six children: Frank D., who is engaged in the real estate business at Champaign; Ray R., a physician practicing at Dubuque, Iowa; Ralph M., associated with his brother in the confectionery business at Champaign; Dell E.; Effie Estelle, wife of Professor E. J. Lake, an instructor in the University of Illinois; and Ruth, wife of William Dailey, of Mason City, Iowa. Dell E. Harris spent his early youth principally at Decatur, where he completed the grade school work. He was about sixteen years...

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Biographical Sketch of Curtis L. Harris

Curtis L. Harris has been a practicing attorney at El Dorado for the past thirty years and during that time had been identified with the business and political movements which have made Butler County prominent. Mr. Harris was reared near Alliance, Ohio. at which place he attended school and was graduated in 1883 from Mount Union Gollege. He began the study of law in the office of Hon. David Fording at Alliance, and was admitted to practice in Butler County, Kansas, in 1887, after completing the then usual course in the law office of Judge C. A. Leland, with whom he afterward formed the partnership which continued for eighteen years. In 1910 Mr. Harris was elected, on the republican ticket, to the State Senate from the Twenty-fifth District. Since the termination of his term of office he had given his entire attention to the practice of law. During his residence in El Dorado he had taken an active part in public affairs, serving as chairman of the County Republican Committee and as member of the City Council and School and Library boards. In 1885 Mr. Harris was married to Miss Mary L. Miller, of North Benton. Ohio. They have one daughter, now Mrs. Frank W. Robison, of Towanda, Kansas. Mr. Harris’ success had been that which comes from adhering to ideals, close attention to business and hard...

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Biography of Frank Harris

Hon. Frank Harris, the leading lawyer of the bar of Weiser, and a member of the state senate of Idaho, is a native of California, his birth having occurred at Placerville, on the 20th of June. 1854. He is the second in order of birth in a family of seven children, whose parents were William and T. E. (Saltzman) Harris. The Harris family is of English descent and was founded in Virginia in colonial days. William Harris, the grandfather of our subject, was born in the Old Dominion, and when the Revolutionary war was inaugurated aided in the struggle for independence. His son, William Harris, was born in Virginia, in November. 1809, and after attaining the age of forty years he married Miss T. E. Saltzman, a lady of German lineage. In 1849 William Harris removed to California, where he engaged in mining for a number of years, but later devoted his energies to farming in Humboldt county, where his death occurred in 1886, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. His estimable wife still survives him, and is now seventy years of age. All of their seven children are also living. Frank Harris acquired his literary education in the public schools of California, and on determining to make the practice of law his life work entered the office of Buck & Stafford, well known attorneys of Eureka. He...

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Biography of Simon Harris

Simon Harris, of Silver City, is a native of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, born April 18, 1851, and is of English descent, his parents, Elijah and Caroline (Mitchell) Harris, both being natives of England. In 1844 the father crossed the Atlantic to America and took up his residence in Mineral Point, where he was married. In 1852 he crossed the plains to California and was quite successful in his business ventures in the Golden state. Several times he made the trip across the country to California, Colorado and Montana, and in 1872 came to Silver City. He is now living in Wisconsin, at the age of seventy-seven years. His wife departed this life in 1894, at the age of seventy years. They were the parents of eight children, four of whom are living. In the public schools of his native town Simon Harris was educated, and was reared upon a farm, but during the greater part of his life has engaged in mining. He came to Silver City, October 16, 1872, when a young man of twenty-one years, and engaged in mining on War Eagle mountain. He worked in the Golden Chariot mine in 1873-4 when it was one of the greatest producers in the state, its stock advancing to twenty-two and even twenty-four dollars per share. Miners were paid by the foot for drilling and it was a prosperous...

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Biography of Nathaniel Harris

Nathaniel Harris, a veteran business man of Ellsworth now retired, had been identified with that city for over thirty years and among other honors that have come to him was a service in a recent session of the State Legislature. Mr. Harris is of an old American family, the Harrises having been pioneers in Tennessee and Illinois. His father, Benjamin Harris, was born in Tennessee in 1817, and in 1826 removed to Illinois, where he married and took up a career as a farmer and stockman. At the outbreak of the war with Mexico he went with an Illinois regiment as a lieutenant and at the battle of Buena Vista was wounded in the forehead by a musket ball. He did not long survive that military experience and died in Morgan County, Illinois, in 1851. He was a whig in politics. Benjamin Harris married Mary Davis. She was born in Morgan County, Illinois, in 1821 and died there in 1844. Her father, Briscoe Davis, was born in Kentucky in 1760, a date which of itself indicates that this branch of the Davis family went into the dark and bloody ground of Kentucky about the time of Daniel Boone. The Davises were Scotch-Irish people. Briscoe Davis was reared and married in Kentucky and in 1826 settled as a pioneer in Morgan County, Illinois, where he bought a quarter section of...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Harris

Harris, Charles; university prof.; born Albion, Ill., Nov. 19, 1859; son of George and Catherine Smith Harris; A. B., Indiana University, 1879; Ph. D., University of Leipzig. 1883; married. Mary McCalla, of Bloomington, Ind., Dec. 24, 1884; teacher in academy, Vincennes, Ind., 1883-1886; prof. French and German, Southern Illinois State Normal School, 1886-1888; prof. German, Oberlin College, 1888-1893, Western Reserve University, since 1893; member Modern Language Assn, America. Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Psi; Episcopalian. Author: German Composition, 1890; German Lessons, 1892; German Reader, 1895. Editor: Wichert’s An der Majorsecke, 1895; Goethe’s Poems, 1899; Lessing’s Hamburgische Dramaturgie (abridged edit.), 1901. Contributor to...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank R. Harris

Harris, Frank R.; cigar merchant; born, Cleveland, April 14, 1860; son of Benj. F. and Ellen Hall Harris; educated in the grammar schools, and graduated from High School, in 1879; first marriage, in 1883, Miss Matie Parsons, who died in 1884; second marriage, in 1895, Miss Luella Engle; worked in the business dept. of the old Cleveland Herald; conducted cigar and tobacco business in Old Weddell House, in 1890-1892; since that date, at Hollenden Hotel, under firm name of Quinn & Harris; Democrat; has served eight years on the City Council; in the Sheriff’s office, 1887-1890; chapter Mason, Tyrian Lodge, F. & A. M., and Cleveland Chapter, R. A....

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Biographical Sketch of Edward L. Harris

Harris, Edward L.; asst. supt. of schools, Cleveland; born, Delavin, Wis., December, 1852; son of David Franklin and Lucretia E. Rowley Harris; educated at Wayland Academy. Beaver Dam, Wis. and Syracuse University (A. B., Ph. B).; married, Beaver Dam, Wis., December, 1878, Eva E. Gould; issue, Fred Gould, Ray Gould, Eva Lucile (deceased, 1896); principal high school, Port Jervis, N. Y., 1878-1880; teacher in Cleveland High Schools, 1880-1887; principal West High School 1887-1889; principal Central High School, 1889-1912; asst. supt. of schools, September, 1912, to date; member National Education Ass’n (pres. secondary dept.); State Education Ass’n (pres. secondary dept.); North Central Ass’n (pres.); pres. of the State Entrance Medical Board; member Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, K. of P., Loyal League, Sons of American Revolution, University, and Men’s Clubs; Chamber of Commerce; wife is member of National and press committees of D. A. R.; vice pres. of D. A. R.; pres. Woman’s Club of Cleveland, and member of National Patriotic Educational...

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Harris, David H. – Obituary

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...

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Biography of Art Harris

Art Harris, president of the Art Harris Transfer & Storage Company of Muskogee, was born in McDonald county, Missouri, December 31, 1876, and is a son of M. A. and Rhoda A. (Richardson) Harris, the former a native of New York and the latter of Tennessee. The father went to Texas with his parents when a boy and later became a resident of Missouri, settling in Pineville, where he engaged in contracting and building. Later his work of this character took him into Arkansas and Kansas and he continued his contract work in those states and in Missouri until the spring of 1892, when he came to Chandler, Oklahoma. Here he again engaged in contracting for a period of four years. He then removed to Shawnee, Oklahoma, where he resided until 1905, when he came to Muskogee, where he spent his remaining days. His business, however, called him to all parts of the state and evidences of his skill and handiwork are found in all of the principal cities of Oklahoma. He was sixty-four years of age when in December, 1916, his life’s labors were ended in death. His widow survives and now resides in Haileyville, Oklahoma. Art Harris of this review was reared and educated in Missouri and in Oklahoma, spending his youth largely at Chandler. When fourteen years of age he started out to provide for his...

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Harris, Dewey – Obituary

Dewey L. Harris Murdered in Idaho A telegram was received Saturday saying that Dewey Harris, a former resident of Enterprise, had been found dead, evidently murdered. It has been learned that he was murdered Friday afternoon by a fellow worker because of jealousy over a woman. The fellow afterwards confessed. Dewey spent 18 months overseas and since returning had taken a job on the ranch, where he was murdered. He was a son of Marion Harris who left Enterprise a couple of years ago. Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, June 24,...

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Biography of Frank Harris

Modern progressive agriculture in Washington county finds a prominent representative in Frank Harris, who is the owner of a desirable farm near Ochelata which in its neat and thrifty appearance gives every indication of the practical methods and careful supervision of the owner. He was born in Greene county, Illinois, of the marriage of Martin A. and Mary (King) Harris, the latter also a native of that county. The father was born in France and was brought to the United States when but three years old. He is a farmer by occupation and is now residing at Ramona, where he has made his home since 1901. To Mr. and Mrs. Harris were born three children: Mrs. Annie Hazell of Missouri; Charles, a resident of Ramona; and Frank, the subject of this review. The last named acquired his education in the grammar and high schools of Arrow Rock, Missouri, and in 1899 he came to Oklahoma, locating at Talala, in Rogers county, where he engaged in farming and cattle raising until 1908. He then moved to the west side of the Caney river, where he was similarly employed until 1911, when he purchased eight hundred and thirty acres of land four miles east and one mile south of Ochelata. Of this tract he farms two hundred and seventy-five acres and he also devotes considerable attention to stock raising, now having...

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Biography of James G. Harris, M. D.

Dr. James G. Harris, a physician and surgeon of Muskogee, who is specializing in urology, was born on the 18th of February, 1889, in Muskogee county, and is a son of P. Collins and Mary A. (Davis) Harris, who were natives of Georgia and of Alabama respectively. The father served for two years with the Confederate army in the Civil war and was taken prisoner, being incarcerated for about a year. Soon after the war, owing to the fact that he was part Cherokee, he received an allotment from the government in Oklahoma, then Indian Territory, and removed to this state in 1866. Here he took up the occupation of farming and stock raising and continued to devote his attention to agricultural pursuits to the time of his death, which occurred in July, 1920, when he had reached the age of seventy-four years. His widow survives and yet occupies the old homestead. Dr. Harris is a nephew of Colonel Johnson Harris, a former chief of the Cherokee tribe, who died in Muskogee, September 25, 1921, at the age of sixty-five years. Dr. Harris, spending his youthful days at the place of his nativity, pursued his education in the Cherokee Male Seminary at Tahlequah and also in the Northeastern State Normal School, likewise situated at Tahlequah. He afterward entered the University of Tennessee at Memphis in preparation for a professional...

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