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Hilton Harris 1881-1951

HARRIS, CRAVEN, LAIR, BENNETT

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/12/2013 at 02:00:22

Hilton Harris Passed Away Monday Evening
Funeral Will Be Held Friday
Hilton Harris passed away at his home at Osgood Monday evening around ten o’clock. We do not have further particulars. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 3:30 at the Methodist church, Graettinger. The Martin Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Harris was perhaps a little over 70 years of age. He was a resident of Graettinger for many years. The obituary notice will appear next week. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, November 22, 1951)

Funeral of Hilton Harris Held Friday
Mention was made in last week’s Times of the death of Hilton Harris, who was found dead in bed in his room at the Webb home at Osgood Monday, November 19, 1951.

The funeral was held Friday afternoon. Services were conducted at the Methodist church in Graettinger. The pastor, the Rev. A. Rasmussen officiated. Many friends and relatives were in attendance at the funeral.

The pallbearers were Lester Craven, Emmet Harris, Hilton Harris, Jack Wolfe, Fred Wolfe, and Minard Lein.

Mr. Harris was 70 years of age. He was born at Pomeroy, Iowa, November 9, 1881. His early life was spent with his parents at Pomeroy, where he grew to manhood. In 1905 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Craven. To this union five children were born, three sons are Melvin, Everett, and Robert Harris; the daughters are Mrs. Harriet Lair and Mrs. Juanita Bennett. There are two grandchildren.

Mr. Harrris was employed in Graettinger for a number of years and later was employed at Emmetsburg. The family returned to Graettinger and made their home here until the children were gown to manhood and womanhood.

Mr. Harris was a man who was pleasant and genial and was loyal to his friends. He will be missed by friends as well as by members of his family and his other relatives in the community.

The Times extends sympathy to the sons and daughters in their sorrow and the other relatives in their sorrow. (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, November 29, 1951)


 

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