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 Marcus Harris

Marcus Harris

Birth
Mantua, Portage County, Ohio, USA
Death 11 Dec 1863 (aged 27–28)
Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 103787596 · View Source
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Marcus Harris was born in Ohio to Caroline Skinner Harris and Hosea Harris. His parents died early, leaving four children orphaned. Marcus married Jemima Melissa Younker, daughter of Peter and Nina Horton Younker. Around 1862, Marcus and Melissa left Ohio by train with their two young sons, Frank Leslie and Jason. Once in Missouri they joined a wagon train and traveled to Kansas Territory and her brother, Jason Tilden Younker's farm, outside what is now Denver. Marcus planned to rent and farm for Jason, who intended to move into the city and pursue running a business.Another reason for the move was Melissa's poor health which they hope would improve in the new location. Sadly, in the fall of 1863, there was an outbreak of typhoid fever in the area. Young Jason died in November of 1863 and Marcus died in December. They were buried on the property of Jason T. Younker. Years later the property became the site of a large power plant which remains there today. When Riverside Cemetery was developed on the outskirts of Denver, the Younker family purchased plots there. Another brother, Peter L. Younker, was buried there. Elzada Harris Collinsworth, agranddaughter of Marcus has stated that the remains of Marcus and his little boy, Jason, were moved from their original location to the Riverside Cemetery. There are no markers for either one of them.


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  • Maintained by: eacollins
  • Originally Created by: G Crandall
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103787596
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marcus Harris (1835–11 Dec 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103787596, citing Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by eacollins (contributor 47338398) .