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Walter Woodrow "Tort" Harris

Male 1912 - 1975


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  • Name  Walter Woodrow "Tort" Harris  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Tort 
    Born  22 Aug 1912  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Walter W. Harris, son, male, white, age 7, single, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Kansas, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Wallis W. Harris, son, male, white, age 12, single, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 5, number of months in school in 1924: 9, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: George B. Harris, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 62, name of mother: Mina A. Lockard, mother's birthplace: Nebraska, mother's age at last birthday: 41, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, church affiliation: Methodist
    Census  1930  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Walter Harris, son, male, white, age 17, single, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Kansas, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation farm laborer, nature of industry general farm, occupation code VIVV, wage earner, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran
    Residence  Nov 1935  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Nov 1944  Iran Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  Jan 1968  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died  19 Jul 1975  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Obituary  21 Jul 1975  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Walter Woodrow "Tort" Harris, 62, died Saturday (July 19, 1975) at his home in Wapello, following an extended illness.

      Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello. Reverend David Holmes will officiate. Burial will be in the Wapello Cemetery.

      Tort Harris was born August 22, 1912, in Morning Sun, the son of George and Minnie (Lockard) Harris. He had been a life resident of the community.

      He married Virginia Downs on April 30, 1950, in Morning Sun.

      Mr. Harris had been a member of the Wapello United Methodist Church, and the VFW A member of the Morning Sun American Legion, he served in Iran during World War II. He was a retired machinist.

      Surviving are his wife, Virginia; one brother, Victor Hunt, Wapello; and three sisters, Mrs. Glennie Willits, Wapello, Mrs. Dorothy Taylor, Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. Ola Kilpatrick, Mediapolis.

      He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Walter Harris; born: 22 August 1912; died: July 1975; last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 469-12-5430; state where issued: Minnesota
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [2
    • Name: Harris, Walter Woodrow; Sex: M; Born: 1912; Died or Buried: 1975; Age: 63; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-54; Notes: born 22 August 1912; died 19 July 1975
    Buried  21 Jul 1975  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID  I32639  All Families
    Last Modified  11 Feb 2014 

    Father  George B. Harris,   b. 9 Mar 1862, northeast of Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1935, northeast of Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Minnie Etta "Etta" Lockard,   b. 15 Jan 1882, Mahaska County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1967, Morning Sun Manor, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Jan 1907  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 8, 10, 11
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: George B Harris; Titles & Terms: Mr; Event: Marriage; Event Date: 23 January 1907; Event Place: Louisa, Iowa; Age: 43; Father: Harvey Harris; Mother: Eliza A. Orr; Spouse: Minnie Etta Hunt; Spouse's Titles & Terms: Mrs.; Spouse's Age: 24; Spouse's Father: Joseph Luckand; Spouse's Mother: Marjory M. Manis; Film Number: 1870162; Digital Folder Number: 004322391; Image Number: 00151
    Family ID  F11990  Group Sheet

    Family  Virginia Downs,   b. 26 Jul 1919,   d. Mar 1987 
    Married  30 Apr 1950  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified  27 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F12007  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 13A, page number: 239; enumeration date: January 7, 1920

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

    3. [S12658] Harris, Walter Woodrow "Tort" - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 3, July 21, 1975; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818

    5. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-11, supervisor's district: 16; sheet number: 6B, page number: 86; enumeration date: May 20, 1930

    6. [S12652] Harris, George B. - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, November 14, 1935; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S12707] Harris, Joseph A. "Joe" - Death Notice, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, November 2, 1944; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S12660] Harris, Minnie Etta (Lockard/Hunt) - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 10, January 2, 1968; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    10. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 98, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 2A, page number: 107; enumeration date: April 18, 1910

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