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Simon Harris
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1851
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1920

"HARRIS, MR. SIMON, was born in Southwestern Wisconsin, near Mineral Point, on April 18, 1851, and at an early age worked in the lead mines at that place. Emigrated to Idaho in 1872, arriving in Silver City about the sixteenth of October, and went to work in the mines on War Eagle mountain. Worked in the Golden Chariot in 1873-4, when it was a great producer. Stock went up to $22.00 to $24.00 per share. Miners were paid by the foot in drilling, and the old mountain was booming. He was elected president of the Fairview Miners' Union in March, 1875, and six months later that organization boasted of 1,500 members in good standing. Mr. Harris was treasurer of the union the following term. Was married in Silver City on December 5, 1880, and a few weeks later left for Arizona, remaining there a short time, and then visited Washington, D. C., and his old Wisconsin home. In July, 1881, he took charge of the Black Jack mine for a short time, and was foreman of the Trade Dollar mine from 1892 to August, 1893, when he quit and went East, taking in the World's Fair at Chicago, and the sights at Washington, returning in May, 1894. At the general election in 1896, Mr. Harris was elected a justice of the peace of Silver City. At the formation of the Silver City Miners' Union in August, 1896, he was elected vice-president of the same, and to the office of recording secretary in 1897. Mr. Harris joined Iowa Lodge, No. i, I. O. O. F., of Wisconsin, in September, 1872, and received the third, fourth and fifth degrees after his arrival at Silver City, in Owyhee Lodge No. 2, I. O. O. F., which he afterwards joined, and which he represented in the Grand Lodge in 1888. In November, 1875, he was a representative to the Grand Lodge, I. O. G. T., from Fairview. Mr. Harris is also a Mason, serving Silver. City Lodge No. 13, A. F. & A. M.F as W. M. in 1892, and Cyrus Chapter No. 2, R. A. M., as M. E. H. P. in 1897". [A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho, 1898]


 
 
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 Parents:
  Elijah Harris (1821 - 1904)
  Caroline Harris (1824 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha B Lewis Harris (____ - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Simon Harris (1851 - 1920)
  Elizabeth Ann Harris Rogers (1852 - 1898)*
  Mary J. Harris Holway (1859 - 1921)*
  Melvina A Harris Pilling (1860 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Masons IOOF Cemetery
Silver City
Owyhee County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: William Yates
Record added: Jul 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39388739
Simon Harris
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Simon Harris
Added by: William Yates
 
Simon Harris
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