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Richard Harris
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1851
Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Nov., 1929
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA


Richard was the 3rd child of 8 born to Rachael(McAssey) and Richard Harris;

George William 1848 ~ 1915
Daniel 1849 ~ 1854
Richard 1851 ~ 1929
Samuel 1853 (Died as a Baby)
Samuel 1854 (Died as a Baby)
Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" 1856 ~ 1932
William Henry "Billy" 1858 ~ 1932
Benjamin Franklin 1860 ~ 1948

He was born and raised in Metomen TWP, Wisconsin. He and his brother Ben married Meyer sisters. He married 1st Bertha Meyer daughter of Bertha Marie (Wiggenhorn) and George E Meyer. They had no children.

Dora Ernestine Meyer was born in Wisconsin a sister to Bertha. She and Richard Harris were married on Aug 30, 1884 in Nepeuskum, Wi where his occupation was as a farmer. Witnesses were Dora's parents. Richard and Dora had 4 children.

Known children:

Bertram Meyer Harris 1885 ~ 1955
Irma R Harris Eck 1887 ~ 1972
Ernest Richard 1889 ~ 1971
Bertha E 1891

The family lived in Wisconsin and then moved to Colorado to "look for gold". They lived most of their lives in Denver and some years in San Diego.

He was remembered as tall and red-headed with a good sense of humor.

* OBIT *

Richard Harris 78 years old, pioneer, mining man who journeyed across the plains to Denver in a covered wagon as a young man in 1870, in search of gold died friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs J.W. Eck, 343 South Emerson St after a lingering illness.
Mr Harris knew Denver in it's glamorous mining days. He spent most of his life searching for gold in Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Oregon. He watched Denver grow from a village with an Indian camp on Cherry Creek to the town it is now.
Mr Harris was born at Ripon, WI, Nov 21 1851. his memories of early days are said by his survivors to have been one of his greatest pleasures.

Family links: 
  Richard Harris (1822 - 1863)
  Rachel McAssey Harris (1822 - 1908)
  Dora Ernestine Meyer Harris (1863 - 1957)*
  Bertha Meyer Harris (1859 - 1883)*
  Bertram Meyer Harris (1885 - 1955)*
  Irma R Harris Eck (1887 - 1972)*
  George William Harris (1848 - 1915)*
  Daniel Harris (1849 - 1854)*
  Richard Harris (1851 - 1929)
  Samuel Harris (1853 - 1853)*
  Samuel Harris (1854 - 1854)*
  Thomas Jefferson Harris (1856 - 1932)*
  William Henry Harris (1858 - 1932)*
  Benjamin Franklin Harris (1860 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Sharon Rich Pohlman
Record added: Jan 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84238773
Richard Harris
Added by: Sharon Rich Pohlman
Richard Harris
Added by: Sharon Rich Pohlman
Richard Harris
Added by: Sharon Rich Pohlman
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- Sharon Rich Pohlman
 Added: Oct. 9, 2012

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