Clara Isabelle Courtright1

ID#1360, b. 21 May 1859
Father: not yet identified
Mother: not yet identified

Birth date: 21 May 1859
Birth place: Schuyler County, Missouri.2,3,4

Clara's first marriage was to John H. Harris, son of George Harris and Martha Ann Bowers, on 25 December 1876 Schuyler County, Missouri. Their Christmas marriage took place at the residence of the bride's father. Interestingly, the record gives the bride's name as Isabell Courtwright - the only time I have seen her use her middle name.5

She became a widow at age 24 when John died on 25 August 1883. It would have been an especially tough time as she was pregnant with their fifth child who would be born in January.6

Deceased Children of Clara Isabelle Courtright and John H. Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=26 Jan 2016


  1. [S1207] Bobbie Harris Williams, post in "Harris, Holtz, Myers settled in Iowa" thread,, 27 March 2004.
  2. [S2163] George Harris household, 1880 U.S. Census, Schuyler County, Missouri, Prairie Township, Enumeration District 156, page 3C (49 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_736.
  3. [S2165] Clara Isabelle Courtright Vittetoe, Find A Grave memorial no. 36385143, created by Debbie Klotsche on 26 April 2009, online Includes transcript of obituary from the Queen City transcript, published by J. W. McNaught (Queen City, Missouri.), 04 September 1914, page 3.
  4. [S2167] Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910, online (Provo, Utah, USA: Operations, Inc.), Mollie Esther Harris data.
  5. [S2169] Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online (Provo, Utah, USA: Operations, Inc.), John Harris and Isabell Courtwright data.
  6. [S2168] Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910, online (Provo, Utah, USA: Operations, Inc.), John H. Harris data.
  7. [S2173] Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1809-1992, online (Provo, Utah: Operations Inc), Boyd Harris and Lena Holtz data.
  8. [S2174] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online (Provo, Utah: Operations Inc), Boyd Milton Harris data.