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Jasper Newton "Newt" Harris

Male 1855 - 1925


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  • Name  Jasper Newton "Newt" Harris  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Newt 
    Born  9 Jul 1855  near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1860  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Jasper N. Harris, age 5, male, born in Ohio, attended school during census year
    Census  1870  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • ? Harris (this is Jasper, but cannot read the name), age 15, male, white, works at home, born in Iowa, attended school within the previous year
    Census  1880  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Jasper N. Harris, white, male, age 24, son, single, occupation farmer, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio
    Census  1880  Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (A second entry in the census, living with his brother, Tom:) J. N. Harris, white, male, age 27, brother, single, widowed/divorced, occupation farm laborer, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio
    Census  1895  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Listed with "Decora" (Ella), Isaac, "Prinnie," Kate, and George Harris:) Jasper W. Harris, age 39, born in Louisa County, Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • ("J. N." was married to Ella, living with her and children: Isaac, Pimme E., Kate, George "Forres," and Lewis N. Harris:) Line number 10: dwelling number: 423, family number: 436: J. N. Harris, head of household, white, male, born in June 1855, age 44, married, married for 18 years, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio, occupation farmer, not employed 0 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English, rented home, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 110
    Iowa State Census  1905  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Jasper N. Harris was listed with his wife, Ella, and children: "Isiac," Katie, George, Forrest, Lewis, and "Alice" [Ellis] Harris:) Card #: 895, Jasper N. Harris, Post Office: Wapello General Delivery
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (Married to Ella, living with her and sons: Isaac, George "Ferrat," Lewis, and Ellis Harris:) Line number 13: dwelling number: 97, family number: 98: Jasper N. Harris, head of household, male, white, age sep, married (once), years of present marriage 28, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry farm, employer, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: n, could read, could write, owned home, free of mortgage, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 91
    Residence  1912  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (Married to Ella, living with her and son, Isaac Harris:) Line #72, Dwelling #170, Family #175: Jasper N. Harris, head of household, owned his home, free of mortgage, male, white, age 64, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Ohio, could speak English, occupation farmer, industry general farming, own account, farm #136 in schedule
    Died  4 Sep 1925  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 15
    Obituary  5 Sep 1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • J. N. Harris, 70, Passes Away At Wapello Friday
      Special To The Hawk-Eye

      Wapello (IA), September 4. -- J. N. Harris. 70 years old and a resident of this vicinity all his life, died at his home at Wapello this morning at 11:35 o'clock after an illness of several weeks' duration.

      J. N. Harris was born near Morning Sun, July 9, 1855, and has lived in this vicinity all the time. He is survived by his widow, five sons, Ike Harris of Wapello, George of New York, Forest, Louis and Ellis at home, and two daughters, Mrs. Claude Miller of near Mediapolis, and Mrs. Fred Winter of Wapello.

      Funeral services will be held from the First M. E. church in Wapello Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by Reverend W. S. Moore of Ainsworth and Reverend O. E. McBride. Interment in Wapello cemetery.
    Residence  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Research 
    • An entry without a given name at the database for Louisa County Cemeteries names Jasper as "Newt." This highly infers his middle name was Newton (which also was listed as a name in another entry at the same database:

      Name: Harris (); Born: 0; Died or Buried: 0; Age: 0; Buried: (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-54; Notes: -son of Newt & Ella (Thomas) Harris
    Research 
    • An entry with information at the Louiisa County, Iowa, database regarding Jasper Harris's family:

      Name: Harris (); Born: 0; Died or Buried: 0; Age: 0; Buried: (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-54; Notes: -ch: Isaac, Lew, Forrest, George, Ellis, Kate Winters, Pim Miller
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [16
    • Name: J. N. Harris; Sex: M; Born: 1855; Died or Buried: 1925; Age: 70; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-54; Notes: born 9 July 1855; died 4 September 1925
    Buried  6 Sep 1925  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 16
    Person ID  I7406  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Harvey Harris,   b. 21 Sep 1817, Licking County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1907, northeast of Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eliza Ann Orr,   b. 24 Feb 1820, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1895, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Nov 1838  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Research 
    • This child is possibly a son of Harvey and Eliza's, but he didn't appear in the 1860 census: Name: Harris, J. C. Fremont; Sex: M; Born: 1858; Died or Buried: 1863; Age: 5; Buried: Concord (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-15; Notes: d. 4 August 1863, aged 5 yrs.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Harvey Harris's grave is located at the Concord Cemetery in Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Harvey Harris, born September 21, 1917, died December 16, 1907" (Eliza's epitaph is on the stone, too, but not visible in the available photograph.)
    The Headstone of Harvey and Eliza Ann (Orr) Harris
    The Headstone of Harvey and Eliza Ann (Orr) Harris
    Family ID  F7848  Group Sheet

    Family  Ella Decora Thomas,   b. 7 Dec 1862, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1941, south of 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  [20, 21
    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  [22
    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
    J. N. Harris, 70, Passes Away at Wapello Friday
    J. N. Harris, 70, Passes Away at Wapello Friday
    The obituary of Jasper Newton "Newt" Harris. Newt Harris was the son of Harvey Harris and Eliza Ann Orr. Newt was born July 9, 1855, near Morning Sun, Iowa. He was married to Ella Thomas February 28, 1882. She was a daughter of Isham Thomas Jr. and Mary Jane Strope. Newt and Ella's children were: Isaac "Ike" Harris, Pimme E. "Pim" Miller, Kate K. Winters, and sons George, Forrest Edward "Judd", Lewis N. "Lew," and Ellis O. "Jiggs" Harris.

  • Sources 
    1. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb).

    2. [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

    3. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 96-97 (Reliability: 3).

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

    5. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Census Place: Family History Library Film: Marshall, Louisa, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254350; Page Number: T9-0350 494A.

    6. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Page 37; Supervisor's District No. 1; Enumeration District No. 127 or else 27?; June 30, 1880

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

    8. [S9340] Harris, Jasper Newton "Newt" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, September 5, 1925; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 115 Sheet 893, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumerated on July 16, 1860; Post Office: Morning Sun

    10. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Page 21; Sheet 488; August 17, 1870

    11. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Page 9, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 188, Sheet 494, Enumerated on June 9, 1880

    12. [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

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

    14. [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

    15. [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).

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

    17. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa

    18. [S12943] Harris, Harvey - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, page 5, December 26, 1907; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S3227] Harris, Harvey and Eliza Ann (Orr) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Concord Cemetery in Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of an unknown contributor at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorial #: 73904S3) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    22. [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).