John was about 5 foot 9 inches tall and had light brown hair and hazel eyes. He was gentle and kind and was well liked by his community. He was a member of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Walpole, Massachusetts.
John graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He owned his own store, East Walpole Pharmacy, Inc. and was head pharmacist there for 15 years. Before that he had worked at Kinne's Pharmacy in Needham, Mass. and Labarre's Pharmacy in Southboro, Mass.
In the 1940 census, taken April 20, 1940, John Harris was listed in the household of Ray (or Roy) Kinne. John worked at Kinnes Pharmacy, so perhaps this was the pharmacy owner. Listed was John Harris, Lodger, age 24, single, attended 4 years of college, born in Massachusetts, worked 54 hours a week, Druggist in the Drug Industry. His brother Hart was listed just above him and his future sister-in-law, Vera Scrima, was listed below him.
John was a member of the Norfolk Lodge AF & AM, was a president and one of the founders of the Norfolk County Pharmaceutical Association.
As a member of Phi Delta Chi fraternity at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy he established a scholarship in memory of his brother, Frank who was killed in WWII. After his death, John's name was added to the scholarship, and then after his brother Hart's death, his name was added also.
He was a member of the corporation of the College of Pharmacy and the Boston Druggists Association.
He is buried next to his wife's parents-Leo & Lina Peare.
Ruth Harris Williams
1920–2007 (m. 1940)
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