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Corp Norwood “Chick” Harris, Sr

Stoneham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 20 Jul 1929 (aged 34)
Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
Burial Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
Plot 39 Section A
Memorial ID 21136709 · View Source
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Norwood was born in Stoneham, Middlesex, Mass. the son of, George Bartol and Charlotte (Parsons) Harris. He married, Minnie Helen Bohne. They had three children, Mary Ellen, Norwood Jr. and Charlotte Mae Harris. He died at the age of 34 years from TB, at the American Legion Home in Augusta, MI. He is buried next to his daughter Mary Ellen who passed on at age 8 years. His son Norwood Jr. is buried in the Bly Cemetery, Cass Co., Marcellus, Michigan and his daughter Charlotte is buried in the Adamsville Cemetery, Cass Co., Adamsville, Michigan. He had six sisters, Nellie Bartol (Harris) Weber, Hattie Rosene (Harris) Fitch, Ruth (Harris) Thombs, Winnifred(Harris) Earley, Marion (Harris) Spaulding, Louise R. (Harris) MacDonald.

Norwood, while serving in the World War, suffered from exposure (injury) to mustard gas.

At the age of one yr. he came to Portland, Maine with his family. After his enlistment in June 1918, he was assigned to the quartermaster's department at Camp Devens. Later he was transferred to Camp Mead. His desire to go to France to take part in the action there was thwarted by illness. Recovered, it seemed that his wish was about to be gratified when the Armistice was signed. He was assigned to Camp Humphries at the close of the war. Afflicted with tuberculosis, he removed to Grand Rapids, Mich., in the hope of a change for the better. He was able to work only two or three years from the time of the close of the war until his death. For one year he attended the State college at East Lansing, Mich. He later made a business of chicken-raising near Ada, MI. His family resided at Lansing and Ada, MI., and after he had entered the American Legion Home, they went to Augusta, MI.

A resident of Portland, Maine up to the time of enlistment for service in the World War. He came to Battle Creek, MI. from Portland.

He was a World War I Veteran, he had been ill for 10 years. He was hospitalized at the American Legion Hosptial for some time, he left and was home, returning for hospitalization just a week prior to his death, which occured on Sat. Funeral Services were held in the Community church, Augusta on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. F. M. Clough officiating. The pallbearers were six comrades from the hospital.

July 25, 1929
We Wish to thank the friends of the American Legion Hospital, the friends and neighbors of Augusta, and personally Rev. F. M. Clough for his comforting words, Mr. Garrett for his kind assistance, and the Misses Iris and Doris Weeks for their beautiful singing, in our recent bereavement in the loss of our loved one.
Mrs. Norwood Harris and children, Mrs. Charlotte Harris and daughters

Marriage of Norwood Harris and Minnie Helen Bohne, license was obtained 29 Nov 1920, Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was a nurse. He was a laundryman, in war service against Germany from Cumberland Co., Maine he was 25 she was 21. Michigan County Marriages 1820-1935, File #2108663, digital folder #4674177, image #00255. Ref., family

Great-grandson of, Judith (Delano) and Larrabee Harris

Maine CORPL Salavage, Division O.M.C. World War I
July 20, 1929

Ref., Maine Military Men 1917-1918
Name: Norwood Harris
Serial Number: 2727906
Birth Place: Stoneham, Mass.
Birth Date: 23 May 1895
Residence: Portland
Comment: Ind: Portland, LB No. 1, June 24/18. Private. Org: 151 Dep Brig to July 24/18; 14 Co QMC Cp Meigs Washington DC to Aug. 31/18; Salv Div QMC Cp Meade Md to Dec. 13/18; Salv Div Cp Humphreys Va to disch. Overseas service: None. Hon disch on demob: Apr. 10, 1919.

1st photo Army Uniform, Laura Heffner was so kind to give me this photo of my grandfather Norwood Harris Sr. Laura's grandmother, Hattie Harris Fitch was a sister to Norwood. Thank you Laura for being so sweet.

Photo's: Norwood Harris, with wife Minnie, with their 3 children, Mary Ellen standing, Norwood Jr. held by his father, Charlotte Mae held by her Mother. Charlotte and Norwood Jr., Norwood Jr. and Mary Ellen.

The remaing photos are of Norwood Harris, his tombstone

Ref., US FED CENSUS 1900-1910-1920, US WORLD WAR I Draft Reg. Cards, 1917-1918 and Maine Military men 1917-1918, Unknown newspaper for obituary and card of thanks

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