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Re: Robert B and Lauriette (Mandigo) HARRIS


Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 6/10/2017 at 04:38:28

In Response To: Robert B and Lauriette (Mandigo) HARRIS (sue)

Robert Burns Harris
1837 ---- May 10, 1891

DIED: Robert Burns Harris, at his home in South Villisca, of consumption at 1:20 a. m., May 10, 1891, aged 54 years. He was a native of the state of New York, was married to Lauraette Mandigo, March 4, 1857, in Dubuque county, Iowa, came to Taylor county twenty-three years ago, and removed to Villisca six years since, To them were born ten children, eight of whom survive. He was was a devout Christian and held in high esteem by businessmen of his acquaintance. Funeral, Monday at 3 p. m., at the Methodist church by Rev. J. F. Campbell.

The Villisca Review --- Villisca, Iowa
Thursday, May 14, 1891

Lauraette (Mandigo) Harris
March 5, 1841 ---- January 25, 1917


The remains of the late Mrs. R. B. Harris arrived in Villisca Sunday at one o'clock. The two sons, Robert and Ed, accompanied the body and the remains were taken at once to the cemetery for burial. Short services were held there and the casket was also opened at the grave that friends might view the remains. Miss Lauraette Mandigo, daughter of Stephen and Sarah Mandigo, was born near Watertown, New York, on March 5th, 1841. She was united in marriage to Robert Burns Harris on March 4th, 1857. To this union were born ten children, of whom four survive: Robert, Edward, Charles, living with her at the home in Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Emma Thompson of the same city. Her husband preceded her in death by twenty-six years, he having passed away May 10th, 1891 at the age of fifty-six years. She is survived by three sisters Mrs. Rachel Mandigo, Mrs. Jane Morgan, of out of the city; and Mrs. Ruby Webster and Mrs. Sadie Johns, a half-sister, both of, whom reside in Cedar Rapids, also eleven grandchildren, two of whom have made their home with and been reared by her since the death of their mothers. One, Mrs. Laura Blaine, who has been with her grandmother since she was eighteen months old, and the other, John Bevans. Mrs. Harris had been in ill health for the last six years but had been critically ill for only about six weeks. She had been a resident of Iowa for over seventy years. She passed away Jan. 25th, 1917, at the age of 75 years, 10 months, 20 days. Funeral services were held from the home at Cedar Rapids Saturday afternoon, Jan. 27th, 1917, at 3 p. m.

The Villisca Review -- Villisca, Iowa
Wednesday, January 31, 1917

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