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Willis S Harris
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1865
Moultrie County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1916
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA

DAILY REVIEW 1/6/1916 - DECATUR, ILLINOIS

HOMER HARRIS RECEIVED WORD LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING OF THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER WILLIS S. HARRIS, WHICH OCCURRED AT THE HOME OF HIS DAUGHTER, MRS. J. E. MILLER AT DAVENPORT, IOWA. MR. HARRIS WENT TO IOWA ABOUT A MONTH AGO FOR A VISIT WITH HIS DAUGHTER AND WHILE THERE UNDERWENT AN OPERATION AND NEVER FULLY RECOVERED FROM THE OPERATION. THE BODY WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO THIS CITY FOR BURIAL AND WILL PROBABLY ARRIVE HERE SOME TIME FRIDAY. MR. HARRIS HAD BEEN IN GOOD HEALTH UNTIL ABOUT THE LAST YEAR, WHEN HE COMMENCED GOING DOWN AND HAS BEN IN BAD HEALTH EVER SINCE. BESIDES HIS WIFE, WHO WAS AT HIS BEDSIDE AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH, HE LEAVES THREE CHILDREN, HOMER AND RALPH HARRIS OF THIS CITY, AND MRS. J. E. MILLER OF DAVENPORT, IA. HE ALSO A NUMBER OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS. THOSE LIVING HERE ARE ONE BROTHER, SCOTT HARRIS AND ONE SISTER, MISS LYDIA HARRIS AND A HALF BROTHER, GEORGE HARRIS WHO LIVES AT LOVINGTON AND TWO OTHER SISTERS, ONE LIVING AT VANDALIA AND ONE LIVING IN CALIFORNIA. BEFORE COMING TO THIS CITY AND MR. HARRIS LIVED ON A FARM ABOUT EIGHT MILES NORTHWEST OF THIS CITY AND AFTER COMING HERE ENGAGED IN THE LIVERY BUSINESS BUT AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH HAD RETIRED FROM ACTIVE BUSINESS.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph T. Harris (1824 - 1897)
  Sarah Jones Harris (1834 - 1913)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Esther Haulman Harris (1866 - 1921)
 
 Children:
  Homer Harris (1889 - 1940)*
  Ralph Harris (1895 - 1933)*
 
 Siblings:
  Louisa Alice Harris Kellar (1857 - 1945)*
  Elizabeth C. Harris (1860 - 1862)*
  Fannie E Harris Bingham (1863 - 1938)*
  Eliza A. Harris (1864 - 1948)*
  Willis S Harris (1865 - 1916)
  Benjamin Scott Harris (1867 - 1940)*
  Martha J. Harris (1870 - 1872)*
  George W Harris (1873 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Keller Cemetery
Lovington
Moultrie County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec C, Row 3
 
Created by: Gerald Jones
Record added: Nov 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62058402
Willis S Harris
Added by: Lois Adams and Daughters
 
Willis S Harris
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