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

William married Leota J. Howard, daughter of James R. Howard and Alice V. Stewart, 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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Harris Index
Last Edited Date=6 Apr 2017


  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.