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Frederick Harvey "Fred" Harris

Male 1881 - 1953


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  • Name  Frederick Harvey "Fred" Harris  [1, 2
    Nickname  Fred 
    Born  8 Aug 1881  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  Between 1882 and 1883  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Frederick H. Harris, age 12, born in Louisa County Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Frederick H. Harris, son, white, male, born in August 1881, age 18, single, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Kentucky, occupation farm laborer, could read, could write, could speak English
    Census  1910  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Married to Nora E., living with her and son, Earl J. Harris:) Line number 70: dwelling number: 114, family number: 115: Fred H. Harris, head of household, male, white, age 28, married (once), years of present marriage 8, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry home farm, own account, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 0, could read, could write, owned home, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 114
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  12 Sep 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Serial Number: 853, No.: 16?; Name: Fred Harvey Harris; age: 37 years; address: Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; date of birth: August 8, 1881; native born; present trade: farmer; employed by: self; employed at: Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; nearest living relative: Nora Stella Harris (wife), Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; race: white; height: medium, build: medium, eye color: blue, hair color: dark, lost an arm, leg, hand, eye, or seems to be physically disabled: no; city or county: Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; date of registration: September 12, 1918
    Census  1920  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Married to Nora, living with her and son, Earl Harris:) Line number 51: farm: Fred Harris, head of household, rented home, male, white, age 38, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace U.S., mother's birthplace U.S., could speak English, occupation manager, nature of industry farm, number of farm in schedule: 3
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Married to Nora, living with her and son, Earl Harris:) Line number 76: dwelling number: 46, family number: 46: Fred Harris, head of household, rented home, owned a radio set, lived on a farm, male, white, age 48, married, age at first marriage 20, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Kentucky, mother tongue 65, could speak English, occupation farm laborer, nature of industry farm laborer, occupation code VVVV, own account, actively employed at time of census, no, number of farm in schedule: 33
    Residence  Mar 1931  Marsh, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  Sep 1934  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Obituary  10 Jan 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Fred Harris Funeral Thursday

      Fred Harris, 79, former Morning Sun (Iowa) resident, died at Hershey hospital in Muscatine (Iowa) Monday night.

      He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Randall Harris and was born August 8, 1881, on a farm west of Morning Sun. Most of his life was spent in this community until 15 years ago when he moved to Muscatine where he has lived since.

      He was married to Dora Metzgar, who survives with one son, Earl, and one granddaughter of Muscatine. Two sisters, Mrs. H. S. Hill and Mrs. Margaret Tillman, Winfield (Iowa) also survive.

      The body is at the Pierce Funeral Parlors from where it will be taken to the Harris home in Muscatine where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday and at the Marsh Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery (Morning Sun, Iowa).
    Died  10 Jan 1953  Hershey Hospital, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried  15 Jan 1953  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Alt. Death  1955  [10
    • This date is incorrect.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [10
    • Name: Harris, Fred; Sex: M; Born: 1881; Died or Buried: 1955; Age: 74; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-43; Notes: 1881-1955
    Person ID  I1875  All Families
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2014 

    Father  Joseph Harris,   b. 2 Jul 1851, Licking Township, Licking County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1934, west of Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Elizabeth Randolph,   b. 27 Sep 1853, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1931, Marsh, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jan 1874  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Joseph Harris; Spouse: Elizabeth Randolph; Marriage Date: 2 January 1874; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Family ID  F865  Group Sheet

    Family  Nora Estella Metzger,   b. 4 Nov 1882, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1962, University Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Feb 1902  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Frederick H. Harris; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 11 February 1902; Event Place: Louisa County, Iowa, United States; Age: 21; Father's Name: Joseph Harris; Mother's Name: Linne Randolph; Spouse's Name: Nora Metzgar; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1882; Spouse's Father's Name: John Metzgar; Spouse's Mother's Name: Annie Bremer; Reference Id: cn991 p356; Gs Film Number: 1006649; Digital Folder Number: 004309899
    Children 
     1. Earl Joseph Harris,   b. 23 Feb 1903, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1966, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F12006  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa

    2. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 87, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 17A, page number: 99; enumeration date: June 27, 1900

    4. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 1, supervisor's district: 48, sheet number: 8B, page number: 113; enumeration date: May 4, 1910

    5. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun town, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 3B, page number: 229; enumeration date: January 6, 1920

    6. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-16, supervisor's district: 16; sheet number: 2B, page number: 82; enumeration date: April 10, 1930

    7. [S12947] Harris, Mary Elizabeth (Randolph) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News, front page, March 19, 1931; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S12954] Harris, Joseph - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, September 13, 1934; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S8538] Harris, Frederick Harvey "Fred" - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, January 10, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).