|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1862|
|Death: ||May 3, 1942|
Monday, May 4, 1942
S. H. HARRIS IS TAKEN IN DEATH
Retired Santa Fe employee dies Sunday in Mulvane Hospital
Samuel Henry Harris, 602 East Lincoln Avenue passed away at the Santa Fe Hospital at Mulvane on Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock. He entered the hospital on Friday afternoon. He had been in failing health for the past year.
Samuel Henry Harris was born at Bloomfield, Iowa on August 9, 1852 and came to Wellington and vicinity about 41 years ago. He as nearing his eightieth milestone. He was married to Emma Lock on March 23, 1893 at Arkansas City and five children came to make a happy home relationship. The children together with their mother, Mrs. Emma Harris, who survive are the following: Willis Harris, McPherson, Kansas; Elsie Harris, Osawatomie, Kansas; Mrs. Ruby Anderson, Mayfield, Kansas; Mrs. Opal Pierce, St. Louis, Missouri; and Wilbur Harris, Wellington. There are nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, one brother Ottis Harris, Nelson, California.
Mr. Harris had worked for the Santa Fe for a period of twenty years and had a most excellent record of faithfulness to duty and responsibility. He retired on March 1937. Sam Harris had a wide circle of friends among the railroad men, he was outstanding in the integrity of his character. Those who knew him best testify that they never through the years heard of profanity upon his lips. He had a profound respect for authority and did his work in the spirit of wanting to give the fullest measure of service possible. Mr. Harris had lived an honorable and upright life. His personal habits were unquestionable, he never touched liquor or tobacco in any form. He was a man easy to admire and like. On September 25, 1935 Mr. Harris united with the First Christian church through faith and obedience to Christ.
Funeral services were held at the Frank Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. LeRoy Sargent, christian church minister, officiating. Singers were H. P. Beckwith, Glen Shofner, Mrs. Faraba Moore and Mrs. Helen Bruton and Miss Lynne Hunt, accompanist. Songs were "The Old Rugged Cross," "Going Down The Valley," and a solo "Going Home" by Glenn Shofner. Pallbearers were Dewey Oard, W. R. LeForce, Gene Hall, T. W. Lamb, Orville Spahr and Alfred Butters. Burial was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Emma Julia Locke Harris (1875 - 1961)*
George Willis Harris (1894 - 1970)*
Elsie E Harris (1896 - 1957)*
Ruby Christina Harris Anderson (1900 - 1958)*
Prairie Lawn Cemetery
Created by: LJ
Record added: Oct 14, 2007
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