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Samuel William Harry
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1902
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1939
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Sam was the son of Reuben DeWitt Harry and Cora Smith Harry. He attended the old Bryan High School in Dallas and a high school in San Antonio. In 1920 he learned the radio engineer profession with the United States Naval Radio School in the Phillipines, remaining there through 1921. Later he went to the Gulf Radio School at New Orleans, remaining there through 1924. For the next years until his death he worked at several different radio stations.

In 1939, just a few weeks before his death, Sam married Eva Ruth Hogg.

On November 18, 1939, he was working for WRR and experimenting with a radio on a police motorcycle at the fairgrounds. He had started on a short trip from the WRR plant around the fairgrounds. His motorcycle went out of control, and he hit a stone wall by the old Cavalcade Building. He was thrown from the motorcyle, striking his head. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Parkland Hospital. He was survived by his wife and his brother, Reuben DeWitt Harry.

Sam's photograph and obituary were published in The Dallas Morning News on November 19, 1939.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Reuben Dewitt Harry (1879 - 1931)
  Cora Dean Smith Harry (1877 - 1949)
 
 Sibling:
  Reuben Dewitt Harry (1900 - 1965)*
  Samuel William Harry (1902 - 1939)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Monument E Blk 15 lot 2 space 8
 
Created by: Marilyn Kosanke
Record added: Apr 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50677977
Samuel William Harry
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Samuel William Harry
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Added by: Don Oftedahl
 
 
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 Added: Dec. 14, 2010
 
 
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