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 Henrietta <I>Simpson</I> Harris

Henrietta Simpson Harris

Death 24 Apr 1881 (aged 77)
Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot sect 30 lot 5
Memorial ID 19318483 · View Source
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w/o John Harris

John and Henrietta Simpson Harris were the proprietors of Westport's popular Harris House hotel on the northeast corner of Westport Rd and Pennsylvania. John Harris was born in KY in 1795. He arrived in Westport in 1832 by covered wagon and bought the hotel in 1846 from A. B. H. McGee. Henrietta was known for her delicious southern cooking and for her disapproval of dancing. The Harris family home, built in 1855, originally stood on the southwest corner of Westport Rd and Main St. It was moved in 1922 to 40th St and Baltimore and is now the home of the Westport Historical Society.

#24 on the walking tour

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  • Maintained by: J F-B
  • Originally Created by: Deb Frantz
  • Added: 9 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19318483
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henrietta Simpson Harris (2 Feb 1804–24 Apr 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19318483, citing Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by J F-B (contributor 47283216) .