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Ella Decora Thomas

Female 1862 - 1941


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  • Name  Ella Decora Thomas  [1, 2
    Born  7 Dec 1862  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth  1863  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Census  1880  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Ella Thomas, white, female, age 16, daughter, "domestic servant," born in Iowa
    Census  1895  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Decora Harris, age 32, born in Louisa County, Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Ella Harris, wife, white, female, born in December 1862, age 37, married, married for 18 years, mother of 6 children, 6 of these children living, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Ohio, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Card #: 896, Ella Harris, Post Office: Wapello General Delivery
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Ella Harris, wife, female, white, age 48, married (once), years of present marriage 28, mother of 7 children, 7 of those children living, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Indiana, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    Residence  Feb 1913  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Ella Harris, wife, female, white, age 55, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Ohio, could speak English, no occupation
    Census  1930  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • (Widowed, living with her children: "Issac" Forrest, and Lew Harris:) Line #6, Dwelling #74, Family #74: Ella Harris, head of household-H, owned her home, owned a radio, lived on a farm, female, white, age 66, widowed, did not attend school during the previous year, could read and write, born in Iowa, born in Iowa, father born in Indiana, mother born in Ohio, state code 65, could speak English, occupation farming, industry general farming, code VVVV, own account, at work not unemployed at time of census, farm #53 in schedule
    Residence  Mar 1932  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Died  27 Jun 1941  south of Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried  29 Jun 1941  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 14
    Obituary  3 Jul 1941  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Mrs. Ella Harris Dies at Home Near Wapello.

      Mrs. Ella Harris, 78, died at her country home south of Wapello Friday afternoon, June 27, her last illness being brief. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Jamison-Dudgeon funeral home in Wapello, conducted by Reverend W. S. Moore of Danville. Interment was at the Wapello cemetery, a number of friends from here attending the last rites.

      Ella Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isham Thomas, was born in Morning Sun, Iowa, in December 1863. Her husband, Newton Harris, died in 1925.

      Surviving relatives are Mrs. Claude Miller of Morning Sun, Mrs. Fred Winters of Alexandria, Missouri, Isaac and Ellis Harris at home, George Harris of New York city, Forrest Harris of Grandview, and Lou Harris, United States army, Schofield barracks, T. H.; also one sister, Mrs. S. R. Gawthrop of Los Angeles, California, and several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [14
    • Name: Ella Harris Thomas; Born: 0; Died or Buried: 0; Age: 0; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-54; Notes: J. N. and Forrest Edward HARRIS; [CRR]
    Person ID  I7402  All Families
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2014 

    Father  Isham Thomas, Jr.,   b. 7 Jun 1839, West College Corner, Union County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1926, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Jane Strope,   b. 17 Nov 1839, Fayette County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1913, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  Sep 1861  [15
    Married  23 Sep 1863  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17, 18, 19
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Thomas, Joham (sic); Spouse: Strope, Mary J.; Marriage Date: 23 September 1863; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Family ID  F21  Group Sheet

    Family  Jasper Newton "Newt" Harris,   b. 9 Jul 1855, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1925, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Feb 1882  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 20
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Harris, J. N.; Spouse: Thomas, Ella; Marriage Date: 28 February 1882; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Residence  Feb 1926  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Children 
     1. Isaac "Ike" Harris,   b. 30 Jan 1883, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1950, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Pim Elizah Harris,   b. 1 Jan 1885, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1962, north of Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Kate K. Harris,   b. 19 May 1887, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1964, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. George Harris,   b. 18 Sep 1889, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1961, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Forrest Edward "Judd" Harris,   b. 8 Nov 1895, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1979, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lewis N. "Lew" Harris,   b. 28 Feb 1898, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1950 and 1961
    >7. Ellis Orr "Jiggs" Harris,   b. 7 Feb 1901, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1969, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F2739  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    Mrs. Ella Harris Dies at home Near Wapello
    Mrs. Ella Harris Dies at home Near Wapello
    The obituary of Ella (Thomas) Harris. Ella Thomas, a daughter of Isham Thomas Jr. and Mary Jane Strope, was born in Morning Sun, Iowa, and spent her life in Louisa County, Iowa. She married Jasper Newton "Newt" Orr (1855-1925) February 28, 1882, in Morning Sun. They had seven children. Newt died in 1925, Ella in 1941.

  • Sources 
    1. [S628] 1880 US Census.

    2. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S95] Holland, James Dennis - Email.

    4. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S9338] Harris, Ella (Thomas) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, July 3, 1941; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County, Iowa, Iowa p. 34; Morning Sun Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco California.

    7. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 90, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 20A, page number: 139; enumeration date: June 20, 1900

    8. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    9. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 101, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 9A, page number: 175; enumeration date: May 10, 1910

    10. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun town, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Enumeration District 98; Supervisor's District 1; Sheet 11B; Page 2444; May 11, 1910

    11. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Enumeration District 105; Supervisor's District 1; 795? 181; Sheet 8B; February 3,4, and 6, 1920

    12. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Enumeration District 58-21; Supervisor's District 15; Page 830? 123; Sheet 4A; February 5, and 7, 1930

    13. [S8621] Duryea, Anna Roxa (Thomas) - Death Notice, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 9, March 15, 1932; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    15. [S93] Thomas, Mary Jane (Strope) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, February 22, 1913; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S94] LDS Online Record (Reliability: 4).
      Source Information: Batch number: 8812032; Sheet 14; Type: Film; Source Call #: 1553181.

    17. [S95] Holland, James Dennis - Email (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).

    19. [S96] Thomas, Isham (Jr.) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 25, 1926; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1696