Nancy B. Hubbs1

ID#271, b. 24 March 1849, d. 1 January 1915
Father: George Hubbs
Mother: Sarah Ambler

Birth date: 24 March 1849
Birth place: Marshall County, (West) Virginia.2,3

Nancy married John Washington Harris, son of Uriah Harris and Mary Ann Lydick, on 27 February 1873 at her father's home in Marshall County, West Virginia. John Alley certified that he united them in marriage.1

Nancy died at age 65 from paraletic stroke on 1 January 1915 at Fork Ridge, Cameron District, Marshall County, West Virginia.4 Nancy's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Universalist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Nancy B. Harris." The inscription reads, "John W. Harris ~ Nancy B. his wife ~ At Rest."5

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Deceased Children of Nancy B. Hubbs and John Washington Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=18 Jul 2015

Citations

  1. [S466] Marriage License for John W. Harris and Nancy B. Hubbs, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130825_00440.jpg.
  2. [S2079] George Hubbs household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 324, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  3. [S568] John W. Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheets 7B and 8A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765, supports month and year; shows state as West Virginia, which was still part of Virginia at that time.
  4. [S487] Nancy B. Harris, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00039.jpg.
  5. [S67] John W. and Nancy B. Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Universalist Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 June 2004.
  6. [S362] Digital photograph of John W. and Nancy B. Harris gravestone in Fork Ridge Universalist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 June 2004.
  7. [S1636] Uriah Harris, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00076.jpg.
  8. [S362] Digital photograph of Uriah J. Harris and Alfred G. Harris gravestone in Fork Ridge Universalist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 June 2004. Inscription reads, "Uriah J. and Alfred G. children of J. W. & N. B. Harris."
  9. [S1037] George C. Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00367.jpg.
  10. [S976] Alfred Goff Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00006.jpg.

Alfred Harris1

ID#272, b. 14 December 1855, d. 14 May 1908
Father: Uriah Harris
Mother: Mary Ann Lydick

Birth date: 14 December 1855
Birth place: Glen Easton, Marshall County, Virginia.2,1

As of 1900, Alfred was a preacher at the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane, Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia.3

Alfred died at age 52 from dysentery on 14 May 1908 in Lewis County, West Virginia. Although the register doesn't give the actual place of death, it may have been at the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane where he worked/preached and presumably lived.4,5 Alfred's body was interred in the New Bethel Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.6

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1860Marshall County, VirginiaAlfred Harris, male, age 4, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)1
1870Cameron Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaAlfred Harris, male, age 14, born in West Virga, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)7
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=23 Jun 2017

Citations

  1. [S1110] Uriah Harris household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Glen Easton Post Office, page 177, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  2. [S32] Family of Uriah and Mary A. (Lydick) Harris, handwritten record of birthdates, undated, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  3. [S1004] 1900 U.S. Census, Lewis County, West Virginia, West Virginia Hospital for the Insane, Enumeration District 66, sheet 4A (170 stamped), National Archives micropublication T623_1763.
  4. [S2386] Alford Harris, Lewis County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4130799_00314.jpg.
  5. [S34] New Bethel (or Carmichael) Cemetery, compiled by Ethel Briggs and Ada Finnicum, Rev. Alfred Harris.
  6. [S495] "New Bethel Cemetery (Carmichael Section)," readings by Ethel Briggs and Ada Finnicum submitted by Sylvia Sligar, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/carm.htm
  7. [S1179] Uriah Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, pages 23 (417 stamped) and 24, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.

Barbara Elizabeth "Barbary" Harris

ID#273, b. 26 February 1858, d. 21 December 1871
Barbary Elizabeth "Bessie" Harris
Father: Uriah Harris
Mother: Mary Ann Lydick

Birth date: 26 February 1858
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1,2

Known as Bessie based on the song written by her brother, Alfred, after her death at a young age3 and as Barbary per the inscription on her gravestone.4

Handpainted portrait of Barbary. Date painted: probably around 1870. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view full (or larger) image than the one shown here, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.5

Barbary died at age 13 from fever on 21 December 1871 at Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia.6 Barbara's body was interred in the Bethel Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia.7 B. has also been reported to have died on 22 December 1872; Found in a second death register that appears on the WV Vital Research Records site.

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1860Marshall County, VirginiaBarbara E. Harris, male, age 2, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)2
1870Cameron Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaBarbra Harris, female, age 12, born in West Virga, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)8
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=13 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. [S32] Family of Uriah and Mary A. (Lydick) Harris, handwritten record of birthdates, undated, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  2. [S1110] Uriah Harris household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Glen Easton Post Office, page 177, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  3. [S1402] Alfred Harris, Mother do not Weep for Bessie, viewed online on 25 May 2011, part of the Music for the Nation, American Sheet Music collection, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/mussmhtml/mussmhome.html, The Library of Congress, Music Division.
  4. [S1401] Photograph of gravestone, New Bethel Cemetery, taken by Glen Richmond Harris, date unknown.
  5. [S1490] Handpainted portrait of Barbara Elizabeth "Barbary" Harris, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  6. [S425] Barbery E. Harris, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00039.jpg.
  7. [S1401] Photograph of Barbary E. Harris gravestone, New Bethel Cemetery, taken by Glen Richmond Harris, date unknown.
  8. [S1179] Uriah Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, pages 23 (417 stamped) and 24, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.

Daniel S. Harris

ID#274, b. 2 April 1860, d. 12 April 1862
Father: Uriah Harris
Mother: Mary Ann Lydick

Birth date: 2 April 1860 (calculated using the age shown on his gravestone).1,2 It has also been reported that Daniel was born on 2 May 1860.3
Birth place: Virginia.2

Daniel died at age 2 Per his gravestone, his age was 2 years 0 months 10 days on 12 April 1862.1 Daniel's body was interred in the New Bethel Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; The inscription reads, "The gravestone indicates that Daniel was the son of Uriah & Mary Ann Harris."4

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1860Marshall County, VirginiaDaniel S. Harris, male, age 2/12, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1860)2
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=24 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. [S495] "New Bethel Cemetery (Carmichael Section)," readings by Ethel Briggs and Ada Finnicum submitted by Sylvia Sligar, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/carm.htm. Information pertaining to Daniel S. Harris transcription.
  2. [S1110] Uriah Harris household, 1860 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, Glen Easton Post Office, page 177, National Archives micropublication M653_1360.
  3. [S32] Family of Uriah and Mary A. (Lydick) Harris, handwritten record of birthdates, undated, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  4. [S34] New Bethel (or Carmichael) Cemetery, compiled by Ethel Briggs and Ada Finnicum, Daniel S. Harris.

Oliver Perry Harris

ID#275, b. 4 March 1862, d. 30 September 1917
Father: Uriah Harris
Mother: Mary Ann Lydick

Birth date: 4 March 1862
Birth place: (West) Virginia.1,2

Commonly known by his middle name, Perry.

Oliver married Margaret Jane Wayt, daughter of Benjamin F. Wayt and Maggie Wright, on 17 March 1883.3

Oliver died at age 55 on 30 September 1917 at St. Paul, Bee County, Texas. Only two of Mary Ann's children (Bessie & Daniel) were reported as deceased in the 1900 U.S. Census, so Perry was still living in 1900 ... but he died before the 1920 census. The date and place of death shown here are based on an account by one of his descendants which still needs to be confirmed.4,5 Oliver's body was interred in the Sinton Cemetery, Bee County, Texas.5

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870Cameron Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaPerry Harris, male, age 8, born in West Virga, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)2

Deceased Children of Oliver Perry Harris and Margaret Jane Wayt:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=24 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S32] Family of Uriah and Mary A. (Lydick) Harris, handwritten record of birthdates, undated, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  2. [S1179] Uriah Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, pages 23 (417 stamped) and 24, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  3. [S1046] Jane Wayt Harris obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  4. [S1138] Uriah Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  5. [S1187] Gregory Winters, Oliver Perry Harris in "HARRIS,BINNEGAR,LYDICK," listserve message, 08 September 2003.
  6. [S981] Harry M. Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00018.jpg.
  7. [S1025] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, Goldie Mae Rawls, Certificate of Death, digital image, online https://beta.familysearch.org. viewed online at beta.familysearch.org on 21 October 2010.
  8. [S1034] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, Mary Essie Shives, Certificate of Death, digital image, online https://beta.familysearch.org. viewed online at beta.familysearch.org on 24 October 2010.
  9. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Frederick Lawrence Harris data, registration card no. 46.
  10. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Carlton Richard Harris data, no. 8.
  11. [S1027] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, James Arvil Harris, Certificate of Death, digital image, online https://beta.familysearch.org. viewed online at beta.familysearch.org on 22 October 2010.
  12. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Clarence Rayburn Harris data, serial no. 58.

Margaret Jane Wayt1

ID#276, b. 15 September 1862, d. 12 March 1932
Father: Benjamin F. Wayt
Mother: Maggie Wright

Birth date: 15 September 1862
Birth place: Virginia.12

Commonly known by her middle name, Jane.3 Interestingly, her maiden name has been found with a multitude of spellings on the death certificates of her children: Wayt, Wait, Waites, Weights and Waytes.

Margaret married Oliver Perry Harris, son of Uriah Harris and Mary Ann Lydick, on 17 March 1883.2

Jane died at age 69 from apoplexy on 12 March 1932 in Bee County, Texas.1 Jane's body was interred on 14 March 1932 in the Sinton Cemetery, Bee County, Texas.1,4

Deceased Children of Margaret Jane Wayt and Oliver Perry Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=13 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. [S1031] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, Margaret Jane Harris, Certificate of Death, digital image, online https://beta.familysearch.org. viewed online at beta.familysearch.org on.
  2. [S1046] Jane Wayt Harris obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  3. [S981] Harry M. Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00018.jpg.
  4. [S1187] Gregory Winters, Oliver Perry Harris in "HARRIS,BINNEGAR,LYDICK," listserve message, 08 September 2003.
  5. [S1025] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, Goldie Mae Rawls, Certificate of Death, digital image, online https://beta.familysearch.org. viewed online at beta.familysearch.org on 21 October 2010.
  6. [S1034] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, Mary Essie Shives, Certificate of Death, digital image, online https://beta.familysearch.org. viewed online at beta.familysearch.org on 24 October 2010.
  7. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Frederick Lawrence Harris data, registration card no. 46.
  8. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Carlton Richard Harris data, no. 8.
  9. [S1027] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, James Arvil Harris, Certificate of Death, digital image, online https://beta.familysearch.org. viewed online at beta.familysearch.org on 22 October 2010.
  10. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Clarence Rayburn Harris data, serial no. 58.

Uriah Sheridan Harris1,2

ID#277, b. 28 September 1863, d. 4 April 1937
Father: Uriah Harris
Mother: Mary Ann Lydick

Birth date: 28 September 1863.1,3,4 It has also been reported that he was born a year later on 28 September 1864.5,6,7,8
Birth place: West Virginia.1,4

Commonly known by his middle name, Sheridan. The use of Sheridan U. Harris has been found, signifying just how well known he was by his middle name.

Two other spellings of his name that I have found are Sherwood9 and Sherrard.

Sheridan married Mary Elizabeth "Maida" Parks, daughter of Joseph Parks and Rebecca Logsdon, on 28 June 1891 at Limestone, Marshall County, West Virginia. Jacob Ruble, Minister of the Gospel, certified that he united them in marriage. Note that the groom's name is given as Sheridan Harris on the marriage record.6

Sheridan was a farmer per census records and his death certificate.2

Sheridan died at age 73 from apoplexy on 4 April 1937 at 111 Cedar Avenue, Moundsville, West Virginia, having had arterial hypertension for three years prior.1,2 Sheridan's body was interred on 6 April 1937 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Sheridan U. Harris." Note that his middle name is listed first presumably because that was the name by which he was commonly known.3,1

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870Cameron Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaUriah S. Harris, male, age 6, born in West Virga
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)4
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaUriah S. Harris, male, age 35, son, married 9 years, born Sept 1864 in West Virginia, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)8
1930Cameron, Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaSheridan Harris, male, age 65, head, married, age 26 at first marriage, born in West Virginia, a farm laborer, not a veteran
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)7

Deceased Children of Uriah Sheridan Harris and Mary Elizabeth "Maida" Parks:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=1 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S553] Uriah Sheridan Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983277_0000108.jpg.
  2. [S555] Uriah Sheridan Harris, Marshall County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4130823_00092.jpg.
  3. [S71] Sheridan U. and Mary E. Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  4. [S1179] Uriah Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, pages 23 (417 stamped) and 24, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  5. [S32] Family of Uriah and Mary A. (Lydick) Harris, handwritten record of birthdates, undated, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  6. [S2101] Marriage License for Sheridan Harris and Mary E. Parks, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130829_00301.jpg.
  7. [S291] Sheridan Harris household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 26-1, sheet 9B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  8. [S1138] Uriah Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  9. [S1049] Pardon Smith Harris obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  10. [S71] Uriah Sheridan and Mary E. Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.

Mary Elizabeth "Maida" Parks

ID#278, b. circa 15 November 1862, d. 30 June 1934
Father: Joseph Parks
Mother: Rebecca Logsdon

Birth date: circa 15 November 1862 Death register gives her age at death as 71 years, 7 months, 15 days
Birth place: Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4 It has also been reported that Mary was born in West Virginia.5,3

Mary married Uriah Sheridan Harris, son of Uriah Harris and Mary Ann Lydick, on 28 June 1891 at Limestone, Marshall County, West Virginia. Jacob Ruble, Minister of the Gospel, certified that he united them in marriage. Note that the groom's name is given as Sheridan Harris on the marriage record.6

Mary died from coronary occlusion on 30 June 1934 in Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. At.4 Mary's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Mary E. Harris."1

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaMary E. Harris, female, age 37, d-in-law, married 9 years, born Nov 1862 in Virginia, 2 children born and living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)3
1930Cameron, Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaMary E. Harris, female, age 67, wife, married, age 28 at first marrriage, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)5

Deceased Children of Mary Elizabeth "Maida" Parks and Uriah Sheridan Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=1 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S71] Sheridan U. and Mary E. Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  2. [S204] Joseph Parks household, 1880 U.S. Census, Greene County, Pennsylvania, Richhill Township, Enumeration District 82, page 27C (343 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1133.
  3. [S1138] Uriah Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  4. [S488] Mary Elizabeth Harris, Marshall County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4130823_00091.jpg.
  5. [S291] Sheridan Harris household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 26-1, sheet 9B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  6. [S2101] Marriage License for Sheridan Harris and Mary E. Parks, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130829_00301.jpg.
  7. [S71] Uriah Sheridan and Mary E. Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.

George Luther Harris1

ID#279, b. 30 December 1868, d. 15 October 1928
Father: Uriah Harris
Mother: Mary Ann Lydick

Birth date: 30 December 1868.2 It has also been reported that George was born on 31 December 1866.3
Birth place: West Virginia.2

George married Ella Margaret Wilson, daughter of Josiah Wilson and Mary Bonar, on 9 October 1892 at Rosby's Rock, Marshall County, West Virginia. According to one of their grandsons, the wedding was at Ella's home. The minister's name appears to be S. F. (or T.) Carlton on the marriage license, but the grandson says it was Rev. S. P. Carlton who performed the ceremony. Attendees included the bride's parents, Mary and Josiah Wilson; the groom's parents, Mary Ann and Uriah Harris; and Eva Harris and Nancy Terrill.1,4

I assume that George was living with his wife at 64 Alley 18, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, as of 5 June 1918. That was the address their son, Clarence, had given for Ella, designating her as his closest relative on his WWI draft registration card.5

On 15 October 1928 at age 59, George died at home (607 N. Front Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia) from arteriosclerosis. A left cerebral hemorrhage contributed to his death.2

An obituary was published on 19 October 1928 Moundsville Echo.6 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"GEORGE L. HARRIS
     George L. Harris, former Marshall County resident died Monday October 5, at 12:30 at his home 607 North Front street, Wheeling Island. He was born on Fork ridge 59 years ago, the son of the late Uriah and Mary Ann Harris. He and his wife, formerly Miss Ella Wilson, lived on Fork ridge for several years but then moved to Center street this city and finally moved to Wheeling 15 years ago.
     Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mable and one son Clarence, both at home and the following brothers: Pardon Harris of Elm Grove, Sherd and Samuel Harris of Fork ridge, John Harris of Loudenville, and Wes Harris of Kansas.
     The body was removed to the Lutes mortuary and was taken to the late home Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held at the home in Wheeling Thursday at 12:00 o'clock followed by services at the Fork ridge Universalist church at 2:00 o'clock in charge of Rev. Price of Columbus and interment will be made in that cemetery"


[original spelling and punctuation retained]

George's body was interred on 18 October 1928 in the Fork Ridge Universalist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "George L. Harris."2

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870Cameron Township, Marshall County, West VirginiaGeo. S. R. Harris, male, age 3, born in West Virga
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)8
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaGeo. L. Harris, male, age 31, head, married 8 years, born Dec 1868 in Virginia, a farmer with no months unemployed
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)9

Deceased Children of George Luther Harris and Ella Margaret Wilson:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=27 Jun 2017

Citations

  1. [S1337] Marriage License for George Luther Harris and Ella Margaret Wilson, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130830_00074.jpg.
  2. [S1336] George L. Harris, Certificate of Death, Ohio County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953440_0001464.jpg.
  3. [S32] Family of Uriah and Mary A. (Lydick) Harris, handwritten record of birthdates, undated, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  4. [S1454] LIVING Harris, "RE: Harris/Wilson Ancestry," e-mail to Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 April 2012.
  5. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Clarence Stanley Harris data, registration no. 305.
  6. [S667] Marshall County Obituaries, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, George L. Harris Obituary, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/obith.htm
  7. [S362] Digital photograph of George L. Harris gravestone in Fork Ridge Universalist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 June 2004.
  8. [S1179] Uriah Harris household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Township, Glen Easton Post Office, pages 23 (417 stamped) and 24, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  9. [S975] George L. Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Enumeration District 67, sheet 10A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.

Ella Margaret Wilson1

ID#280, b. 4 June 1869, d. 15 April 1955
Father: Josiah Wilson
Mother: Mary Bonar

Birth date: 4 June 1869
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Ella married George Luther Harris, son of Uriah Harris and Mary Ann Lydick, on 9 October 1892 at Rosby's Rock, Marshall County, West Virginia. According to one of their grandsons, the wedding was at Ella's home. The minister's name appears to be S. F. (or T.) Carlton on the marriage license, but the grandson says it was Rev. S. P. Carlton who performed the ceremony. Attendees included the bride's parents, Mary and Josiah Wilson; the groom's parents, Mary Ann and Uriah Harris; and Eva Harris and Nancy Terrill.1,3 As of 5 June 1918, Ella was living at 64 Alley 18, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, per her son's WWI draft registration card. Clarence had designated her as his closest relative.4

On 15 April 1955 at age 85, Ella died at home (607 N. Front Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.)2 Ella's body was interred on 17 April 1955 in the Fork Ridge Universalist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Ella M. Harris."2

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaElla M. Harris, female, age 30, wife, married 8 years, born Jun 1869 in West Virginia, 2 children born and living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)6

Deceased Children of Ella Margaret Wilson and George Luther Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=27 Jun 2017

Citations

  1. [S1337] Marriage License for George Luther Harris and Ella Margaret Wilson, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130830_00074.jpg.
  2. [S1335] Ella Margaret Harris, Certificate of Death, Ohio County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984375_0002069.jpg.
  3. [S1454] LIVING Harris, "RE: Harris/Wilson Ancestry," e-mail to Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 April 2012.
  4. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Clarence Stanley Harris data, registration no. 305.
  5. [S362] Digital photograph of Ella M. Harris gravestone in Fork Ridge Universalist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 June 2004.
  6. [S975] George L. Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Enumeration District 67, sheet 10A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  7. [S667] Marshall County Obituaries, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, George L. Harris Obituary, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/obith.htm

Archibald Mitchell "Archie" Harris

ID#281, b. 15 February 1871, d. 6 March 1906
Father: Uriah Harris
Mother: Mary Ann Lydick

Birth date: 15 February 1871
Birth place: Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Commonly known by the nickname Archie.1

Archibald married Mayme Isabelle Ocker, daughter of William Ocker and Frederica Straub, on 18 March 1894 in Belmont County, Ohio.2

Archibald was a railroad conductor, employed by the B&O Railroad.

Archie died at age 35 on 6 March 1906 at Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia. The cause of death as described on his death certificate reads, "Accidentally killed by Engine of Passenger Train No. 106 of B&O Railroad while on duty as Conductor of Yard Engine No. 561." The accident happened at the corner of 33rd and McCulloch Streets.1 Archie's body was interred on 9 March 1906 in the Greenwood Cemetery, 1526 National Road, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=26 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. [S1400] Archie Mitchell Harris, Certificate of Death, Ohio County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file _00159.jpg.
  2. [S366] Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194&enc=1 (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com Inc.), Arch M. Harris and Mamie Ocker data.

Mayme Isabelle Ocker1

ID#282, b. 29 July 1868, d. 24 February 1925
Father: William Ocker
Mother: Frederica Straub

Birth date: 29 July 1868
Birth place: Kentucky.1

Mayme married Archibald Mitchell "Archie" Harris, son of Uriah Harris and Mary Ann Lydick, on 18 March 1894 in Belmont County, Ohio.2

Mayme died at age 56 on 24 February 1925 at Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.1 Mayme's body was interred on 27 February 1925 in the Greenwood Cemetery, 1526 National Road, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=29 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. [S1523] Mayme Isabelle Harris, Certificate of Death, Ohio County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953235_0002397.jpg.
  2. [S366] Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194&enc=1 (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com Inc.), Arch M. Harris and Mamie Ocker data.

Oscar Leslie "Bones" Harris

ID#283, b. 13 September 1870, d. 31 May 1959
Oscar Leslie "Bones" Harris
Father: Samuel Harris
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Richmond

Birth date: 13 September 1870.1 Interestingly, the family seems to have believed that his birth date was the 11th rather than the 13th as evidenced by two documents: (1) a handwritten family document given to me by my grandmother, Dessie (Aston) Harris, and (2) the death certificate for which the informant was Mrs. Leona Dobbs, Oscar's third daughter.2

Birth place: near Easton (now Glen Easton), Marshall County, West Virginia.1

He was commonly known as Bones ... I never knew the background behind that nickname until one of his great-granddaughters filled me in that it was due to his size and bone structure. Specifically:
As a young child he was very tall and skinny and the other kids called him "Bones" or "Boney."
As an adult, he was about 6 foot 3 or 4 inches tall and was very thin.
As for his facial features, his bone structure was well-defined by protruding cheek bones.
The bones in his big hands and arms were visible.
So the nickname that began in his youth stayed with him throughout his adult years as well.3

Photograph of Oscar. Date taken: unknown. Location: exact location unknown, but probably in Marshall County, West Virginia. Click on camera to view full (or larger) image than the one shown here, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.4

Oscar married Mary Bane Cummins, daughter of Joseph W. Cummins and Mary (unknown), on 12 August 1893.5 He became a widower at age 45 when Mary died on 17 August 1916.6,7

Prior to his death, Oscar lived at 21 Simpson Avenue, Moundsville, West Virginia.2

Oscar died at age 88 from pneumonia on 31 May 1959 at New Martinsville, Wetzel County, West Virginia. The death certificate states that he died in the Wetzel County Hospital, but I remember my mother, Alda Louise (Harris) Kuhn, saying that he was in a nursing home in New Martinsville when he reportedly fell down the steps and died. According to Mom, the family suspected that he had been pushed down the stairs ... but Mom didn't seem to know why the family believed that.2,8 Oscar's body was interred on 3 June 1959 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "O. L. Harris."2

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaOscar L. Harris, male, age 59, brother, widowed, born in West Virginia, a laborer doing odd jobs, not a veteran
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)10

Deceased Children of Oscar Leslie "Bones" Harris and Mary Bane Cummins:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Feb 2018

Citations

  1. [S950] Lesley Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00303.jpg.
  2. [S686] Oscar L. Harris, Certificate of Death, Wetzel County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 2074150_0002495.jpg.
  3. [S1171] LIVING Fallihee, "Re: Vietnam & Family," e-mail to Jo Ellen Dalton, 30 April 2011.
  4. [S548] Photograph of Oscar Leslie Harris. From collection owned by Alda Louise (Harris) Kuhn, and inherited by her daughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, in 2005. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton.
  5. [S37] Samuel Harris family, handwritten records copied in 1971 by Dessie (Aston) Harris for Barbara (Newell) Suarez, 1971, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  6. [S71] O. L. and Mary B. Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  7. [S36] Samuel Harris family, original handwritten record by Dessie (Aston) Harris, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  8. [S687] Oscar L. Harris, Wetzel County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 00381.jpg.
  9. [S315] Digital photograph of O. L. and Mary B. Harris gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  10. [S243] Charles M. Harris household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.

Mary Bane Cummins1

ID#284, b. August 1868, d. 17 August 1916
Father: Joseph W. Cummins
Mother: Mary (unknown)

Birth date: August 1868
Birth place: Ohio.2,1,3

Mary married Oscar Leslie "Bones" Harris, son of Samuel Harris and Mary Elizabeth Richmond, on 12 August 1893.4 She died on 17 August 1916.5,6 Mary's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Mary B. Harris." The inscription reads, "O. L. Harris and Mary B. his wife."5

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870York Township, Belmont County, OhioMary B. Cummins, female, age 2, born in Ohio
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)1

Deceased Children of Mary Bane Cummins and Oscar Leslie "Bones" Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Feb 2018

Citations

  1. [S416] Joseph W. Cummins household, 1870 U.S. Census, Belmont County, Ohio, York Township (Powhatan Point Post Office), page 21 (499 stamped), National Archives micropublication M593_1174.
  2. [S38] Oscar Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 13B, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  3. [S1637] Oscar L. Harris household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 78, sheet 17B, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  4. [S37] Samuel Harris family, handwritten records copied in 1971 by Dessie (Aston) Harris for Barbara (Newell) Suarez, 1971, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  5. [S71] O. L. and Mary B. Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  6. [S36] Samuel Harris family, original handwritten record by Dessie (Aston) Harris, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  7. [S315] Digital photograph of O. L. and Mary B. Harris gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.

William Ollison "Will" Harris

ID#285, b. 1873, d. 5 March 1925
Father: Samuel Harris
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Richmond

Birth date: 1873.1 It has also been reported that William was born on 22 December 1871.2
Birth place: unknown.

William and Leota J. Howard obtained a marriage license on 1 June 1901 in Marshall County, West Virginia.3 As of that date, he was living at Beeler's Station, Marshall County, West Virginia.3 The couple's marriage took place on 2 June 1901 at Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. J. A. Canby (or Cauby) certified that he united them in marriage at his house.3

William died on 5 March 1925.4 William's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "William O. Harris."1

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Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Feb 2018

Citations

  1. [S71] William O. and Leota J. Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  2. [S37] Samuel Harris family, handwritten records copied in 1971 by Dessie (Aston) Harris for Barbara (Newell) Suarez, 1971, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  3. [S1175] Marriage License for William O. Harris and Leota J. Howard, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130834_00154.jpg.
  4. [S789] Charles M. Harris obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  5. [S315] Digital photograph of William O. and Leota J. Harris gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.

Leota J. Howard1

ID#286, b. 1879, d. 1949
Father: James R. Howard
Mother: Alice V. Stewart

Birth date: 1879.2 It has also been reported that Leota was born in November 1878.3
Birth place: unknown.

She must have been commonly known as Otie, for her name was recorded as "Otie J." for the birth of her first son.4

Leota and William Ollison "Will" Harris obtained a marriage license on 1 June 1901 in Marshall County, West Virginia.5 As of that date, she was living at Loudensville, West Virginia.5 The couple's marriage took place on 2 June 1901 at Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. J. A. Canby (or Cauby) certified that he united them in marriage at his house.5

Leota died in 1949.2 Leota's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Leota J. Harris." The inscription reads, "William D. Harris and Leota J. his wife."2

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaLeota J. Howard, female, age 21, daughter, single, born Nov 1878 in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)1
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Feb 2018

Citations

  1. [S1174] James R. Howard household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  2. [S71] William O. and Leota J. Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  3. [S1173] John Pierce household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  4. [S520] Harold O. Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00356.jpg.
  5. [S1175] Marriage License for William O. Harris and Leota J. Howard, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130834_00154.jpg.
  6. [S315] Digital photograph of William O. and Leota J. Harris gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.

Isaac Elmer "Ike" Harris

ID#287, b. 18 March 1874, d. 1 December 1957
Father: Samuel Harris
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Richmond

Birth date: 18 March 1874
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

Isaac married Mary Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, on 31 May 1902 at Pleasant Valley, Marshall County, West Virginia. F. M. Cain, Pastor of the M. E. Church, certified that he united them in marriage at the parsonage.2

Isaac died at age 83 on 1 December 1957 in R.D. 1, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia. He died from a cerebral hemorrhage due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure.)3 Isaac's body was interred on 4 December 1957 in the Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Isaac Elmer Harris (Father) and Mary Ellen Harris (Mother)."3,4

Deceased Children of Isaac Elmer "Ike" Harris and Mary Ellen Stewart:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=4 Jul 2015

Citations

  1. [S313] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc.), Isaac Elmer Harris.
  2. [S872] Marriage License for Isaac E. Harris and Mary Stewart, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130834_00302.jpg.
  3. [S813] Isaac Elmer Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 2074138_0001674.jpg.
  4. [S319] Isaac Elmer and Mary Ellen Harris gravestone, Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  5. [S514] Donald Edgar Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00495.jpg.
  6. [S516] Marriage License for Ingram Allen and Eula Allen, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130889_00579.jpg.

Mary Ellen Stewart

ID#288, b. 29 May 1872, d. 15 July 1950
Father: John Stewart.1
Mother: not yet identified.

Birth date: 29 May 1872
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2 It has also been reported that Mary was born in 1875. based on age 27 at time of marriage.2

Mary married Isaac Elmer "Ike" Harris, son of Samuel Harris and Mary Elizabeth Richmond, on 31 May 1902 at Pleasant Valley, Marshall County, West Virginia. F. M. Cain, Pastor of the M. E. Church, certified that he united them in marriage at the parsonage.2

Mary died at age 78 from cardiac failure on 15 July 1950 in Meade District, Marshall County, West Virginia.1 Mary's body was interred in 1951 in the Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Isaac Elmer Harris (Father) and Mary Ellen Harris (Mother)."3

Deceased Children of Mary Ellen Stewart and Isaac Elmer "Ike" Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=13 Jan 2016

Citations

  1. [S811] Mary Ellen Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1984146_0002900.jpg.
  2. [S872] Marriage License for Isaac E. Harris and Mary Stewart, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130834_00302.jpg.
  3. [S319] Isaac Elmer and Mary Ellen Harris gravestone, Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  4. [S514] Donald Edgar Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00495.jpg.
  5. [S516] Marriage License for Ingram Allen and Eula Allen, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130889_00579.jpg.

Olivia "Ollie" Harris1

ID#289, b. 19 September 1876, d. 1941
Olivia "Ollie" Harris
Father: Samuel Harris
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Richmond

Birth date: 19 September 1876
Birth place: Liberty District, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

She was commonly known by the nickname, Ollie, which even appears on her marriage record and her gravestone.3,4

I suspect that either her first name or middle name was Emma, as that is the name reported for her in the 1880 U.S. census, but I haven't seen it used anywhere else to make a final determination between Emma Olivia or Olivia Emma.5

Ollie and Charles Stewart obtained a marriage license on 12 June 1894 in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.3 At that time, she was living at Wolf Run, Marshall County, West Virginia.3 They were married by C. W. Upton on 14 June 1894 Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. Although the marriage records state that Ollie's age was 18, she was actually a little over three months shy of turning 18.3

As of 31 March 1895 when their first child was born, Ollie and Charles lived at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.6 By the time their second child was born 2½ years later, the couple had moved to Poplar Springs, Marshall County, West Virginia.7

They were still living there when their third child was born 22 September 1899.8

Birth records for the last two children indicate one was born in Cameron District and the other at a rural route of Cameron. Poplar Springs was at the intersection of US Rt. 250 and WV Rt. 891, a distance less than four miles from the town of Cameron and located in Cameron District. My guess is that Charles and Ollie continued to live and raise their family at Poplar Springs for several years.

However, by 1 January 1920, Ollie and Charles lived with their family in Webster District, Marshall County, West Virginia. Webster and Cameron districts share a border, with Webster being north of Cameron District.9 By 1 April 1930, Ollie and Charles were living at 716 Second Street, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, along with two of their children, Rhea and Charles Vincent.10 Ten years later when the next census was taken as of 1 April 1940, Ollie and Charles were empty nesters still living at that address.11

Ollie died in 1941 per her gravestone; I have not yet seen a record of her death to provide the full date.12,13 Ollie's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Ollie Stewart."12

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Deceased Children of Olivia "Ollie" Harris and Charles Keller Stewart:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [S524] Olivia Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00354.jpg.
  2. [S1518] Charles Stewart household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  3. [S525] Marriage License for Charles Stewart and Ollie Harris, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130830_00331.jpg.
  4. [S315] Digital photograph of Charles and Ollie Stewart gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  5. [S2497] Samuel Harris household, 1880 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Liberty District, Enumeration District 187, page 46B, National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  6. [S529] Jesse E. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00127.jpg.
  7. [S530] Rea M. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00155.jpg.
  8. [S531] Bertha V. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00179.jpg.
  9. [S2500] Charles Stewart household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Webster District, Enumeration District 70, sheet 6A (282 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1953.
  10. [S2501] Charles Stewart household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Moundsville city, Washington Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-4, 2B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  11. [S2495] Charles Stewart household, 1940 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Magisterial District, Moundsville Ward 1, Enumeration District 26-5, sheet 16B, National Archives micropublication T627_4426.
  12. [S71] Charles Stewart and Ollie Stewart gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  13. [S36] Samuel Harris family, original handwritten record by Dessie (Aston) Harris, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  14. [S2111] Russell Harris Stewart, Marshall County Delayed Certificate of Birth filed 20 July 1950, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _01932.jpg.

Charles Keller Stewart

ID#290, b. 4 May 1871, d. 31 July 1945
Father: Irwin Stewart.1
Mother: Sarah Hunt.1

Birth date: 4 May 1871
Birth place: Wolf Run, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

Charles and Ollie Harris obtained a marriage license on 12 June 1894 in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.3 At that time, he was living at Wolf Run, Marshall County, West Virginia.3 They were married by C. W. Upton on 14 June 1894 Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. Although the marriage records state that Ollie's age was 18, she was actually a little over three months shy of turning 18.3

As of 31 March 1895 when their first child was born, Charles and Ollie lived at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia;4 Charles was a laborer.4 By the time their second child was born 2½ years later, the couple had moved to Poplar Springs, Marshall County, West Virginia5 and Charles's occupation was farming.5

They were still living there when their third child was born 22 September 18996 and Charles's occupation had returned to being a laborer.6

Birth records for the last two children indicate one was born in Cameron District and the other at a rural route of Cameron. Poplar Springs was at the intersection of US Rt. 250 and WV Rt. 891, a distance less than four miles from the town of Cameron and located in Cameron District. My guess is that Charles and Ollie continued to live and raise their family at Poplar Springs for several years.

However, by 1 January 1920, Charles and Ollie lived with their family in Webster District, Marshall County, West Virginia. Webster and Cameron districts share a border, with Webster being north of Cameron District.7 By 1 April 1930, Charles and Ollie were living at 716 Second Street, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, along with two of their children, Rhea and Charles Vincent.8 Ten years later when the next census was taken as of 1 April 1940, Charles and Ollie were empty nesters still living at that address9 until Ollie's death in 1941 left Charles a widower.10,11

On 31 July 1945 at age 74, Charles died at home (still at 716 Second Street in Moundsville) from a cerebral hemorrhage.1 Charles's body was interred on 3 August 1945 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone he shares with Ollie as "Charles Stewart."1,10

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Deceased Children of Charles Keller Stewart and Olivia "Ollie" Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=25 Oct 2017

Citations

  1. [S1810] Charles Stewart, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983803_0002021.jpg.
  2. [S1518] Charles Stewart household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  3. [S525] Marriage License for Charles Stewart and Ollie Harris, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130830_00331.jpg.
  4. [S529] Jesse E. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00127.jpg.
  5. [S530] Rea M. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00155.jpg.
  6. [S531] Bertha V. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00179.jpg.
  7. [S2500] Charles Stewart household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Webster District, Enumeration District 70, sheet 6A (282 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1953.
  8. [S2501] Charles Stewart household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Moundsville city, Washington Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-4, 2B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  9. [S2495] Charles Stewart household, 1940 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Washington Magisterial District, Moundsville Ward 1, Enumeration District 26-5, sheet 16B, National Archives micropublication T627_4426.
  10. [S71] Charles Stewart and Ollie Stewart gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  11. [S36] Samuel Harris family, original handwritten record by Dessie (Aston) Harris, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  12. [S315] Digital photograph of Charles and Ollie Stewart gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  13. [S2111] Russell Harris Stewart, Marshall County Delayed Certificate of Birth filed 20 July 1950, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _01932.jpg.

John Richmond Harris

ID#291, b. 12 December 1878, d. 12 May 1961
Father: Samuel Harris
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Richmond

Birth date: 12 December 1878.1,2 The official birth record for John indicates his birth date was the 11th of December vs. all the other records I have found that use the 12th. Knowing that even birth records can contain errors, I have decided to accept 12 December as the correct date since that is the date used by John and his family.3
Birth place: Liberty District, Marshall County, West Virginia.3

Commonly known by his initials, J. R.

John married Mary Eva Coutz, daughter of John V. Coutz and Elizabeth Anderson, on 24 August 1901 at Beeler's Station, Marshall County, West Virginia. Elder W. H. Devore certified that he united them in marriage.4

On 6 April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and officially entered World War I. Every male living within the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 45 was required to register for the draft during one of three separate registration periods. The third registration was held on 12 September 1918 for men aged 18 to 21 and 31 to 45. John registered in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: medium height, medium build, brown eyes and dark hair.1 He was engaged in farming1 and was living RFD #2, at Glen Easton, West Virginia.1

In 1922, John, Mary Eva and their children, Lena and Ray, moved from Pleasant Valley to Fork Ridge. Three of their grandchildren (Glen, Paul and Mary Laverne) would eventually be born in this home (per Glen R. Harris.)

As of 1942, John and Mary Eva were still living on Fork Ridge (Route 2, Glen Easton).5 Their son, Ray, and his family were living there also - but had bought a 97 acre farm at Pleasant Valley to which they moved in 1943.

The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. All men between ages 18 and 65 and not already in the military were required to register for the draft during one of six registration periods. The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration," was conducted on 27 April 1942 to register men who were between 45 and 64 years old. At age 63, John registered at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: 5' 7½" tall, 172 pounds, brown eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion.5

John's occupation had continued to be farming, but by the time he registered for the WWII draft he was also "a minister of the Gospel.5". Some of the churches at which he preached include Beeler Station Christian Church and the Kausooth Church of Christ (Fish Creek), as well as the Green Valley Church of Christ (east of Cameron) and Loudenville Church of Christ (west of Cameron) which joined together in 1950 to form the Cameron Church of Christ. In 1993 and 1994, John was the first full-time preacher at the Salem Church of Christ (near Glen Easton.)6

John died at age 82 on 12 May 1961 at Glen Dale Hospital (now Reynolds Memorial Hospital), Glen Dale, Marshall County, West Virginia.7,2 His body was interred on 15 May 1961 in the Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.2,7

Deceased Children of John Richmond Harris and Mary Eva Coutz:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=6 Feb 2018

Citations

  1. [S313] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc.), John Richmond Harris data, serial no. 4022, order no. A2012.
  2. [S1704] John Richmond Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 2074163_0001571.jpg.
  3. [S802] John R. Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00185.jpg.
  4. [S1061] Marriage License for John R. Harris and Mary E. Coutz, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130834_00187.jpg.
  5. [S863] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), John Richmond Harris data, serial no. U199.
  6. [S1008] Harris Family photograph album with research notes compiled by Glen Richmond Harris; viewed and scanned in October 2010 by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Album inherited by LIVING Harris in 2014.
  7. [S319] John R. and Mary E. Harris gravestone, Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.

Mary Eva Coutz1

ID#292, b. 17 November 1878, d. 17 November 1967
Father: John V. Coutz
Mother: Elizabeth Anderson

Birth date: 17 November 1878.2 There is conflicting evidence to support two different years of birth, although the day and month agree in both scenarios:

(1) The year of 1878 is supported by Mary Eva's gravestone as well as her death information recorded on Ancestry.com;3,4 both the month and year of Nov 1878 are supported by the 1900 federal census.5 However, the year would be substantiated much better if supported by birth info. In general, a source recorded closer to the time of an event is considered more accurate than one recorded years later.

(2) Per a handwritten note by Dessie (Aston) Harris that Mary Eva died on her 90th birthday, it is implied that she was born on 17 November 1877 rather than 1878.6 This date of birth is supported by the record of Mary Eva's marriage which shows her as being 23 when married on 24 August 1901.7 However, as previously noted, her obituary shows her year of birth as 1878 and even lists her age as 89. From that, it appears that Dessie's note must have been incorrect.

Bottom line is that while I have settled for 17 November 1878 as Mary Eva's birth date, I would like to find a birth record to confirm it as being the correct choice.

Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia, (county and state are supported by her obituary; state is supported in five census years.)2 It has also been reported that Mary Eva was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania; however, I believe this location was simply an error. Even though both of Mary's parents were born in Pennsylvania, her mother moved to West Virginia at a young age according to her own obituary, and all of Mary's siblings were born in West Virginia.7

It was interesting to me when I learned from Mary Eva's grandson that her middle name was pronounced with a short "e" (ĕva) vs. a long "e" (ēva).1

Mary Eva married John R. Harris, son of Samuel Harris and Mary Elizabeth Richmond, on 24 August 1901 at Beeler's Station, Marshall County, West Virginia. Elder W. H. Devore certified that he united them in marriage.7

In 1922, John, Mary Eva and their children, Lena and Ray, moved from Pleasant Valley to Fork Ridge. Three of their grandchildren (Glen, Paul and Mary Laverne) would eventually be born in this home (per Glen R. Harris.)

As of 1942, John and Mary Eva were still living on Fork Ridge (Route 2, Glen Easton).8 Their son, Ray, and his family were living there also - but had bought a 97 acre farm at Pleasant Valley to which they moved in 1943.

Mary E. died on 17 November 1967 at Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio.4 A memorial service was conducted on 20 November 1967 at Lutes Funeral Home, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.2 Mary Eva's body was interred on 20 November 1967 in the Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Bowman Ridge, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.3,2

Deceased Children of Mary Eva Coutz and John Richmond Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=12 Feb 2018

Citations

  1. [S1040] Interview with Glen Richmond Harris, by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 14 September 2010.
  2. [S815] Mrs. Mary Harris obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  3. [S319] John R. and Mary E. Harris gravestone, Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  4. [S860] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, Ancestry.com, online http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/ (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), Mary E. Harris data, certificate no. 80838, volume no. 19038.
  5. [S1718] John V. Coutz household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Webster District, Enumeration District 79, sheets 1B and 2A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  6. [S36] Samuel Harris family, original handwritten record by Dessie (Aston) Harris, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  7. [S1061] Marriage License for John R. Harris and Mary E. Coutz, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130834_00187.jpg.
  8. [S863] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), John Richmond Harris data, serial no. U199.

James Alfred "Jim" Harris

ID#293, b. 3 September 1881, d. 27 December 1947
James Alfred "Jim" Harris
Father: Samuel Harris
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Richmond

Birth date: 3 September 1881
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

Photograph of James. Date taken: unknown. Location: unknown. Click on camera to view full (or larger) image than the one shown here, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.3

James married Bessie Jane Pierce, daughter of John Pierce and Amelia C. Talbott, on 13 November 1915 at Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. W. E. Pierce certified that he united them in marriage.4

On 6 April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and officially entered World War I. Every male living within the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 45 was required to register for the draft during one of three separate registration periods. The third registration was held on 12 September 1918 for men aged 18 to 21 and 31 to 45. At age 37, James registered in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: medium height and build, brown eyes, dark brown hair.1

As of 1918 when he registered for the draft, James was a self-employed farmer and was living at RFD #1, Moundsville, West Virginia.1

The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. All men between ages 18 and 65 and not already in the military were required to register for the draft during one of four registration periods. The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration," was conducted on 27 April 1942 to register men who were between 45 and 64 years old. At age 60, Jim registered at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: 5' 8" tall, 150 pounds, brown eyes, gray hair, light complexion2

As of 1942 when he registered for the draft, James was a farmer and was living at Glen Easton, West Virginia.2 His draft card listed his sister-in-law, Dessie (Aston) Harris, as the person who would always know his address.2

James died at age 66 from pneumonia on 27 December 1947 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall County, West Virginia. He had been in the hospital for a month after an operation for a ruptured appendix, complicated by pneumonia and liver abcess.5

An obituary was published on 27 December 1947 per an unidentified newspaper clipping.6 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"Jas. A. Harris, 67, Prominent Farmer of Fork Ridge Dies
     James Alfred Harris, prominent farmer of Fork ridge, died at 6:20 o'clock this morning at Glendale hospital, where he had been a surgical patient since November 28. Death was attributed to pneumonia.
     He was born Sept. 3, 1881, in Marshall county, a son of the late Samuel and Mary Richmond Harris. He was a member of Fork Ridge Christian church. A farmer most of his life, he was a former teacher in county schools.
     Surviving are a son, Lawrence J. Harris, Moundsville; two grandchildren, James Lee and Roberta Jean Harris; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Stewart, Moundsville; and three brothers, John R. and Oscar Harris, both of Fork ridge and Isaac Harris of Bowman ridge.
     The body is at the Riggs funeral home."


[original spelling and punctuation retained]

James was reportedly buried in an unmarked grave on 29 December 1947 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia. Jim was buried beside his wife, Bessie (Pierce) Harris per neice, Alda Louise (Harris) Kuhn.5,7

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1910Brushy Ridge Road, Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaJames A. Harris, male, age 28, son, single, born in West Virginia, a farmer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)8
1930Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaJames A. Harris, male, age 48, brother, widowed, born in West Virginia, a farmer, not a veteran
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)9

Deceased Child of James Alfred "Jim" Harris and Bessie Jane Pierce:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=16 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), James Alfred Harris data, serial no. 638.
  2. [S863] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), James Alfered Harris data, serial no. U1117.
  3. [S548] Photograph of James Alfred Harris. From collection owned by Alda Louise (Harris) Kuhn, and inherited by her daughter, Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, in 2005. Digital scan of original photo made by Dalton.
  4. [S769] Marriage License for James A. Harris and Bessie J. Pierce, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130837_00494.jpg.
  5. [S676] James Alfred Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983944_0001042.jpg.
  6. [S1044] James A. Harris obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  7. [S39] Interview with Alda Louise (Harris) Kuhn, by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 1983.
  8. [S1007] Samuel Harris household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District (Brushy Ridge Road), Enumeration District 78, sheet 1A, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  9. [S243] Charles M. Harris household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.

Bessie Jane Pierce1

ID#294, b. 20 November 1886, d. 27 October 1916
Father: John Pierce
Mother: Amelia C. Talbott

Birth date: 20 November 1886
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Bessie married James Alfred "Jim" Harris, son of Samuel Harris and Mary Elizabeth Richmond, on 13 November 1915 at Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. W. E. Pierce certified that he united them in marriage.3

Bessie died at age 29 on 27 October 1916 at Glen Dale Hospital (now Reynolds Memorial Hospital), Glen Dale, Marshall County, West Virginia.4

There are two entries on the same page of the death register that I believe are both for Bessie. As noted previously, the doctor reported the death of Bessie Pierce Harris on 27 October 1916 in the Glendale Hospital, with cause of death being "general pelvic periotintis" [sic]. Bessie's husband reported that she had died on the 17th of October from blood poison, and the column typically used for place of death shows Glen Easton rather than the hospital as reported by the doctor. Peritonitis is an inflammation/infection of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity; it seems likely that generalized pelvic peritonitis could have resulted when Bessie's son was born. Such an infection can get into the bloodstream where it spreads and would be the "blood poison" that Jim reported. The two causes of death would appear to be doctor-speak vs. layman's terms. Perhaps Glen Easton is listed in Jim's report because that is where they lived even though she actually died in the hospital at Glen Dale. Regardless of which day is correct, Bessie died less than a month after the birth of her son, Lawrence.1,5 Bessie's body was interred in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Bessie Pierce Harris." The inscription reads, "wife of J.A. Harris."5

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaBessie J. Pierce, female, age 13, daughter, single, born Nov 1886 in West Virginia, attended school 5 months
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)6
1910Brushy Ridge Road, Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaBessie Pierce, female, age 22, daughter, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)7

Deceased Child of Bessie Jane Pierce and James Alfred "Jim" Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=6 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S983] Bessie Jane Harris, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00220.jpg.
  2. [S982] Bessie J. Pierce, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00037.jpg.
  3. [S769] Marriage License for James A. Harris and Bessie J. Pierce, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130837_00494.jpg.
  4. [S984] Bessie Pierce Harris, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00220.jpg.
  5. [S71] Bessie Pierce Harris gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  6. [S1173] John Pierce household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  7. [S1838] Amelia Pierce household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District (Brushy Ridge Road), Enumeration District 78, sheet 1A, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.

Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Harris

ID#295, b. 29 July 1886, d. 26 October 1986
Father: Samuel Harris
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Richmond

Birth date: 29 July 1886
Birth place: Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2,3,4

Commonly known as Bessie or Bess; her nieces and nephews and their families called her Aunt Bess.5

As of 16 October 1918, Bess lived at Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.4

Bess married Orrin Homer Stewart, son of Samuel McKinney Stewart and Martha Emmaline "Mattie" Jefferson, on 16 October 1918 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. James B. Smith, a minister, certified that he united them in marriage.4 Bessie made the dress she wore and Homer gave her fox furs for a wedding present.6

Per the Social Security Death Index, the last address of record for Bess was Shadyside, Belmont County, Ohio.7

Bess died at age 100 on 26 October 1986 at Shadyside Care Center, Shadyside, Belmont County, Ohio.2,1,8

A memorial service for Bess was conducted on 28 October 1986 at Lutes Funeral Home, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, with Rev. Kenneth Ullom officiating.2,1 Following a graveside service by Rev. Kenneth Ullom, Bess's body was interred on 28 October 1986 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Bess (Harris) Stewart."3,2,1

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1910Brushy Ridge Road, Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaBess Harris, female, age 24, daughter, single, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 15 April 1910)10
1930Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaBessie V. Stewart, female, age 42, wife, married, age 29 at first marriage, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)11

Deceased Children of Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Harris and Orrin Homer Stewart:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=6 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S836] Bess Harris Stewart obituary, undated clipping from the Moundsville Echo.
  2. [S831] Bess Harris Stewart obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  3. [S71] Orrin Homer and Bess (Harris) Stewart gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  4. [S765] Marriage License for Orrin H. Stewart and Bessie Harris, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130838_00370.jpg.
  5. [S9] Personal knowledge of Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton.
  6. [S862] Interview with LIVING Suarez, by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 27 June 2010.
  7. [S649] Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693, 21 July 2010.
  8. [S648] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1944 and 1958-2002, Ancestry.com, online http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/ (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), Certificate 073192, Volume 26605 data, Bess H. Stewart.
  9. [S315] Digital photograph of Orrin Homer and Bess (Harris) Stewart gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  10. [S1007] Samuel Harris household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District (Brushy Ridge Road), Enumeration District 78, sheet 1A, National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  11. [S241] O. Homer Stewart household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.

Orrin Homer Stewart

ID#296, b. 1878, d. 16 March 1938
Father: Samuel McKinney Stewart
Mother: Martha Emmaline "Mattie" Jefferson

Birth date: 1878 (see detailed discussion below).1,2,3,4
Birth place: Cameron District, Marshall County, West Virginia.5,6,7

He was commonly known by his middle name, Homer.

Trying to determine Homer's birth date seemed easy when I first found two birth registers showing 28 June 1878 as his date of birth.5,6 Then the alternates began appearing: 23 September 1878 on his WWI draft registration8 and 23 September 1879 on his death certificate (for which wife Bessie was the informant) and in his obituary. The death certificate shows his age at death as 58 years, 5 months, 23 days - the obituary agrees that he died at age 58.9,10

Turning to U.S. census records, Homer first appears in the 1880 census, recorded as being 1 year old and born in September,11 supporting a birth in September 1878. Sure enough, the 1900 census shows his birth date as September 1878 and his age as 21.3 The next three census years show the expected ages of 31 in 1910, 41 in 1920 and 51 in 1930 - all confirming a birth year of 1878, although the month could be either September or June with those ages.12,13,4

It seems that 28 June 1878 recorded in the birth registers should be the correct date, and I am convinced that 1878 is the right year, but the month and day is a different matter. Considering that the family always used September beginning with that early 1880 census and that Homer and Bessie used September 23 in documents, I'm left wondering if the birth registers are in error. As for the use of 1879 on Homer's death certificate and in his obituary, it's quite believable that Bessie could have simply gotten the year wrong in her time of grief or that the funeral home made a mistake. After all, his gravestone does give his year of death as 1878.

At this point, I'm leaning toward a birth date of 23 September 1878 ... of course that's not to say my mind won't be changed in the future if I find more supporting documentation!

On 6 April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany and officially entered World War I. Every male living within the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 45 was required to register for the draft during one of three separate registration periods. The third registration was held on 12 September 1918 for men aged 18 to 21 and 31 to 45. At age 39, Homer registered in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, and was described as follows: medium height and build, blue eyes, brown hair.8 He was a farmer at that time and was living at R.D. 2, Glen Easton, West Virginia.8

Homer married Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Harris, daughter of Samuel Harris and Mary Elizabeth Richmond, on 16 October 1918 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. James B. Smith, a minister, certified that he united them in marriage.7 Bessie made the dress she wore and Homer gave her fox furs for a wedding present.14

Homer died from bronchial asthma (flu) on 16 March 1938 at Fork Ridge, Clay District, Marshall County, West Virginia. (R.D. 2, Glen Easton). Per his death certificate, he had been a farmer for 25 years until 13 days prior.9,10

An obituary was published on 17 March 1938 in an unidentified newspaper, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia.10 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"SUMMONED BY DEATH
     CAMERON, W.Va; March 17 -- O. Homer Stewart, 58, prominent Marshall County citizen and for 14 years county cominissioner, died last night at his home, at Fork Ridge, near Cameron.
     He died in the same house where he was born September 23, 1879. He was a son of Samuel and Martha Jefferson Stewart. He was a member of the Fork Ridge Christian Church, of the Jr. O. U. A. M. and I. O. O. F. Lodges at Fork Ridge, the Knights of Malta at Moundsville, and the Moundsville Lions Club.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Harris Stewart; a son, Homer, Jr; two daughters, Misses Opal and Imogene Stewart, at home two brothers, Ralph Parkersburg, and Carson, of Hundred, and four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Fish, McMechen; Mrs. Silas Harris, New Athens, O; Mrs. W. F. Hopkins, Moundsville, and Miss Martha Stewart, of Moundsville.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m., Saturday, March 19, at the Fork Ridge Christian Church, in charge of the Rev. O. H. Howard and the Rev. W. E. Pierce. Burial will be in the Fork Ridge Cemetery"


[original spelling and punctuation retained]

Orrin's body was interred on 19 March 1938 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; his name appears on the gravestone as "Orrin Homer Stewart."9,1

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1880Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaHomer Stewart, male, age 1, son, single, born in Sep. in W.Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)2
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaHomer Stewart, male, age 21, son, single, born Sept 1878 in West Virginia, a laborer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)16
1930Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaO. Homer Stewart, male, age 51, head, married, age 40 at first marriage, born in West Virginia, a self-employed farmer (general farm), not a veteran
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)4

Deceased Children of Orrin Homer Stewart and Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=12 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S71] Orrin Homer and Bess (Harris) Stewart gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  2. [S841] Samuel Stewart household, 1880 U. S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 188, page 4C (66 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  3. [S973] Samuel Stewart household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 10A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765, shows birth date as Sept 1878.
  4. [S241] O. Homer Stewart household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  5. [S809] O. H. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00361.jpg.
  6. [S810] O. H. Stewart (incorrectly transcribed as C. H. Stewart), Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4132552_00185.jpg.
  7. [S765] Marriage License for Orrin H. Stewart and Bessie Harris, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130838_00370.jpg.
  8. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Orrin Homer Stewart data, serial no. 154, order no. a2859.
  9. [S759] Orrin H. Stewart, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983332_0000816.jpg.
  10. [S1625] O. Homer Stewart obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  11. [S841] Samuel Stewart household, 1880 U. S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 188, page 4C (66 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407, supports month of September vs. June.
  12. [S1626] O. H. Stewart household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 78, sheet 2A (2 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1688.
  13. [S1627] O. H. Stewart household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 45, sheet 9A (231 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1952.
  14. [S862] Interview with LIVING Suarez, by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, 27 June 2010.
  15. [S315] Digital photograph of Orrin Homer and Bess (Harris) Stewart gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  16. [S973] Samuel Stewart household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 10A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.

Sarah B. E. Harris1

ID#297, b. November 1875
Father: John Washington Harris
Mother: Nancy B. Hubbs

Birth date: November 1875.1
Birth place: West Virginia.2

Sarah married Edgar Hartley on 1 November 1905 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. A. J. Hiatt certified that he united them in marriage.3

Deceased Child of Sarah B. E. Harris and Edgar Hartley:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=10 Dec 2014

Citations

  1. [S568] John W. Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheets 7B and 8A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  2. [S2038] Edgar Hartley household, 1920 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 45, sheet 1A (223 stamped), National Archives micropublication T625_1952.
  3. [S962] Marriage License for Edgar Hartley and Sarah B. E. Harris, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130835_00223.jpg.
  4. [S963] Edward Hartley household, 1910 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 78, sheet 9A (9 stamped), National Archives micropublication T624_1688.

Georgia H. Harris1

ID#298, b. September 1879
Father: John Washington Harris
Mother: Nancy B. Hubbs

Birth date: September 1879.1
Birth place: unknown.

Georgia married Frank Hartley on 4 November 1903 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. William B. King certified that he united them in marriage.2
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=4 Sep 2015

Citations

  1. [S568] John W. Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheets 7B and 8A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  2. [S966] Marriage License for Frank Hartley and Georgia H. Harris, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130834_00569.jpg.

Ivy Beatrice "Bea" Harris1,2

ID#299, b. 17 October 1892, d. 1977
Father: Uriah Sheridan Harris
Mother: Mary Elizabeth "Maida" Parks

Birth date: 17 October 1892
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Another spelling of her first name is Iva.3 Commonly known by her middle name, Beatrice, and the shortened form, Bea.4

Ivy married Doliver Crow, son of Alexander "Alex" Crow and Susan J. Gray.5

Ivy was listed as the informant on the death certificate of Sheridan Harris, dated 4 April 1937.6,5

Ivy died in 1977.7

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaIva B. Harris, female, age 7, grandaughter, single, born Oct 1892 in West Virginia, attended school 3 months
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)3
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=1 Sep 2017

Citations

  1. [S582] Ivy Beatrice Harris, Marshall County Indexed Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130822_00409.jpg.
  2. [S1008] Harris Family photograph album with research notes compiled by Glen Richmond Harris; viewed and scanned in October 2010 by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton. Album inherited by LIVING Harris in 2014.
  3. [S1138] Uriah Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  4. [S608] "Descendants of Jacob Crow," online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/r/…, Shirley A. Harris, compiler, 24 October 2009.
  5. [S555] Uriah Sheridan Harris, Marshall County Indexed Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4130823_00092.jpg.
  6. [S553] Uriah Sheridan Harris, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983277_0000108.jpg.
  7. [S551] "Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery," gravestone readings submitted by Phyllis Slater and re-read by Karen Hucko in 1998, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/cemetery/frkrgchr.htm

Russel E. Harris1

ID#300, b. 18 March 1895

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1900Cameron District, Marshall County, West VirginiaRussell E. Harris, male, age 5, grandson, single, born Mar 1895 in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)3
Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=21 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. [S526] Russel E. Harris, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00129.jpg.
  2. [S32] Family of Uriah and Mary A. (Lydick) Harris, handwritten record of birthdates, undated, in possession of Jo Ellen Dalton.
  3. [S1138] Uriah Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 12A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.