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

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
1900Marshall 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)5

Deceased Children of Ella Margaret Wilson and George Luther Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=11 Jul 2015


  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. [S362] Digital photograph of Ella M. Harris gravestone in Fork Ridge Universalist Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 03 June 2004.
  5. [S975] George L. Harris household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Enumeration District 67, sheet 10A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  6. [S667] Marshall County Obituaries, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, George L. Harris Obituary, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/obith.htm