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Lexia Curtis Harris
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1865
Death: Oct. 25, 1952

The Salt Lake Tribune
Monday, October 27, 1952
page 11

PIONEER UTAH WOMAN ATTORNEY, MRS. HARRIS, 87, SUCCUMBS

Provo - Mrs. Lexia Curtis Harris, 87, one of Utah's first women attorneys and telegraphers, church leader, journalist and educator, died Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank B. Woffinden, 1497 S. State, Orem, of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Well known in Provo and Orem, Mrs. Harris was admitted to the bar in September, 1894.
She was born Feb. 6, 1865, in Payson, a daughter of George and Emma Whaley Curtis. She received her early education in Payson schools.
After graduation from the old Brigham Young Academy, she was employed as a telegrapher.
She was married to Hyrum Harris July 11, 1889, in the Logan Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1892, where they both studied law at the University of Michigan. After graduation they returned to Provo and went to Mexico in 1895, where she served as president of the LDS Mexican Mission Relief Society.
She had edited two newspapers, El Progresso, Dublan, Mex., and Manassa Free Press, Manassa, Colo. She was a member of Timpanogos Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Surviving are three sons and a daughter: Dr. Joseph W. Harris, Syracuse, N.Y.; Dr. George E. Harris, Ogden; Waldo M. Harris, Chicago, and Mrs. Frank B. (Vaneese) Woffinden, Orem; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Curtis (1823 - 1911)
  Emma Whaley Curtis (1823 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Hyrum S. Harris (1860 - 1937)
 
 Siblings:
  Emma Sophronia Curtis Simons (1851 - 1933)*
  George William Curtis (1854 - 1933)*
  Horace Anzolet Curtis (1855 - 1921)*
  Harriet Elizabeth Curtis Greer (1857 - 1935)*
  Mary Alice Curtis Colvin (1858 - 1940)**
  Lilyus Millicent Curtis Page (1859 - 1918)*
  Clarissa Irene Curtis Hardy (1859 - 1945)**
  James A. Curtis (1861 - 1862)*
  Ann M. Curtis (1862 - 1862)**
  Selena Charlotte Curtis Brown (1862 - 1907)*
  Lodema Lucinda Curtis McClellan (1863 - 1938)**
  Lexia Curtis Harris (1865 - 1952)
  Delina Isolette Curtis Barker (1866 - 1942)**
  George Phineas Curtis (1868 - 1933)**
  Esthma Martha Curtis Tanner (1871 - 1951)**
  Ermina M. Curtis (1875 - 1876)**
  Erwin Ray Curtis (1875 - 1963)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Provo City Cemetery
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: Block 11, Lot 4
 
Created by: Burt
Record added: May 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19423332
Lexia <i>Curtis</i> Harris
Added by: Burt
 
Lexia <i>Curtis</i> Harris
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Added by: Mark Morgan
 
 
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Dau. of Emma Whaley & George Curtis. Md. Hyrum Smith Harris, 11 July 1889, Logan, Cache, UT. Six children.
- history4sure
 Added: Mar. 28, 2009
 
 
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