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Willard Watts "Wool" Harris
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1899
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1950, USA

Willard Watts Harris (my mother's "Uncle Wool") was named after Isaac Watts a distant ancestor. He was the 9th and youngest child and the 3rd son of Samuel Rogers Harris and Rosalie Hicks. He was in the Student Army Training Corps in WW I. In 1926, he was living in Greensboro and was unmarried. He first married Edith Bain who was Aunt Minnie's niece (Minnie Parham Hicks). His second wife was Virginia Longmire. He never had any children.

His obituary in the paper said in part:

Willard W. Harris Dies of Stroke

Willard Watts Harris,51, native of Henderson, died at 4:45 a.m. today at his home at Deer Court Crossing at the western end of Garnett Street. He suffered a stroke of paralysis last Sunday and had been critically ill since that time. He was born in Henderson June 25, 1899, and was educated in Henderson city schools and at the University of North Carolina. He lived for a number of years in Durham, where he operated the Bentley Place service station. In 1936, following the death of his mother, he returned here to make his home with his father, the late Samuel R. Harris. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Henderson. In November 1947, he was married to Miss Virginia Longmire, who survives...Mr. Harris was a veteran of World War I.

In accordance with a request of the deceased..funeral services will be .. conducted by Rev. W. Stanley Potter, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Active pallbearers were named as follows: Henry P. Young, L.T. Harris, Walter Childs, Edison T. Hicks, Lueco R. Harris of Louisburg, B. Frank Harris, Junius Rogers and Will M. Hicks and James Cozart, both of Oxford.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Rogers Harris (1853 - 1942)
  Rosalie Melissa Hicks Harris (1855 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Longmire Harris (1916 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  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)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
North Carolina
PVT STU ARMY - TNC CORPS
World War I
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Henderson
Vance County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: #135 S. R. Harris - Book O
 
Created by: RosalieAnn
Record added: Dec 29, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7041809
Willard Watts Wool Harris
Added by: RosalieAnn
 
Willard Watts Wool Harris
Added by: RosalieAnn
 
Willard Watts Wool Harris
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