|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1881|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 1948|
The Henderson (N.C.) Daily Dispatch carried this obituary.
Miss Mabel Harris Dies In Maryland: Funeral To Be Here
Committal services will be held at the graveside in Elmwood cemetery here tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock for Miss Mabel Blanche Harris, formerly of this city and member of a prominent Henderson family, who died last Tuesday at her home in Westminister, Md. Rev. John C. Mott, rector of Holy Innocents Episcopal church will be in charge of the service. The family requested that no flowers be sent.
Active pallbearers were announced as follows: Jasper R. Hicks, B. H. Hicks, Edison T. Hicks, E.C. Kittrell, J. W. Rogers, Jr., and Lueco Harris of Louisburg and Will Minor Hicks and J. T. Cozart, both of Oxford.
Miss Harris had been ill for a week.
She was born in Vance County February 21, 1881, the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rogers Harris, and her early years were spent in Henderson. She was known as a musician of rare ability and devoted her life in the study and teaching of music. After graduating with special honors in music at Western Maryland College, she did postgraduate work at New England Conservatory and in New York. She had private classes in piano and voice here a few years before going to Elon College to teach. After more graduate work at Peabody, she returned to her alma mater as associate professor of piano and pipe organ, and taught there for many years until her retirement in 1942. She was a member of the Episcopal church in Westminister. Surviving are five sisters and three brothers.
My Great Aunt Mabel collected dolls. She is reported to have died of uremic poisoning because she was too cheap to go to the doctor.
Samuel Rogers Harris (1853 - 1942)
Rosalie Melissa Hicks Harris (1855 - 1936)
Mabel Blanche Harris (1881 - 1948)
Myrtle Grace Harris Yerkes (1882 - 1954)*
Olive Pearl Harris Andrews (1884 - 1969)*
Ethel Lewis Harris Kirby (1886 - 1985)*
Roselle Harris Watson (1889 - 1976)*
Samuel Rogers Harris (1892 - 1989)*
Virgie Lynne Harris Pyle (1894 - 1984)*
Julian Earle Harris (1896 - 1988)*
Willard Watts Harris (1899 - 1950)*
Note: Burial 12-23-48
North Carolina, USA
Plot: #135 S. R. Harris - Book O
Created by: RosalieAnn
Record added: Dec 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7038676