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Harris, Wilson Lamb (1854-1927)


Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 6/18/2017 at 13:28:52

The Atlantic News Telegraph
Atlantic, Iowa
April 15, 1927


Heart Attack Early Today Is Fatal to Resident of Cass for Sixty-three Years.

Wilson Harris, resident of this county for sixty-three years and well known local man, died suddenly this morning about 3:30 at his home, 403 Olive street, following a heart attack. Mr. Harris had not been feeling well for the last several weeks. He suffered a heart attack about 1 o’clock this morning and a second attack about 3 o’clock. The family physician was called but Mr. Harris died shortly afterward.

Mr. Harris was quite an extensive land owner and since leaving the farm, twelve years ago, had built a number of tenant houses about the city.

Native of Indiana.

Deceased was born Feb. 9, 1854, near Huntsville, Randolph county, Ind., the son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Harris. His mother died when he was nine days old and he lived with his grandparents until coming to this county when he was ten years old to make his home with his father adn [and] his stepmother. He lived on a farm south of the Buck church for many years.

On Feb. 10, 1876, he was married to Lydia E. Cenoweth [Chenoweth] near Union City, Ind., who with three children, survive him. Mr. and Mrs. Harris lived at the home of his parents until the following March, when they built a house on his father’s land, where they lived until moving to Atlantic in 1915. Mr. and Mrs. Harris celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Feb. 10, 1926.

Two Sons and Daughters.

The three children who survive him are Raymond E. and Lloyd A. Harris, who live on the home farm, and Mrs. Bertha E. Hedrick, wife of Vernon Hedrick of south of Wiota. Ten grandchildren also survive.

Deceased was a member of the Buck Creek church, which he joined in 1867.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon from the Roland, Peacock & Baxter funeral home, Fifth and Elm streets. The Rev. Howard of the Church of Christ will officiate, assisted by the Rev. E. B. Borst of Buck Creek church. Burial will be in the Atlantic cemetery.

NOTE FROM CONTRIBUTOR: Wilson Harris was born February 9, 1854 and died April 15, 1927

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