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
1870Marshall 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 from FamilySearch Internet, online https://beta.familysearch.org
  8. [S1034] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, Mary Essie Shives, Certificate of Death, digital image from FamilySearch Internet, online https://beta.familysearch.org
  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.
  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.
  11. [S1027] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, James Arvil Harris, Certificate of Death, digital image from FamilySearch Internet, online https://beta.familysearch.org
  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.