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John Franklin (Jack) Harris  



John Franklin (Jack) Harris BIRTH 22 Feb 1870 Pennsylvania DEATH 29 Mar 1938 Culver, Marshall County, Indiana BURIAL 1 Apr 1938 Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana son of Joseph Harris and Rachiel Smith

    1938 March 30 - Jack Harris Succumbs After Stroke Last Week
      John Franklin (Jack) Harris, age, 68, died at his home Tuesday evening. He had been in poor health for over a year and last Wednesday suffered a stroke that left him unconscious.

      He had been downtown the day before an appeared to be well on the way to recovery

      He was born in Pennsylvania and came to Culver in 1917.

      He was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Securit Lodge in Terre Haute.

      For many years he followed the meat marketing trade, but for the past few years had operated a taxi business.

      Surviving are the widow, Mary Margaret Harries; three sisters: Mrs. Adah Yates and Mrs. James E Harris of Washington D.C. and Mrs. T. W. WiIlliams of Baltimore; and one brother, Alonzo of Washington D.C.

      Funeral services will be held at the Easterday Chapel on Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Richard Pengully officiating.

      Interment will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Easterday Funeral Home.


married 23 Nov 1908 Vigo county Indiana Mary Margaret Smith BIRTH20 Aug 1873 Birth Place: Terre Haute, Vigo county Indiana DEATH 22 Feb 1945 Rochester, Fulton county, Indiana BURIAL 25 Feb 1928 Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana daughter of Augustus Lewis Smith and Laura Jackson
    1917 - Jun 6 - ...Daisy Easterday, who has been actiing as clerk and chief operator will be succeeded as chief operator by Mrs. Margaret Harris of the school of instruction in the Tree Haute office.

    Mrs Margaret Haries Honored By Te. Co.
      Given Gold Eblem

      Former Chief Operator Here Retired With Long Service Record.

      Mrs Margaret Harris, for the past eight years chief operator at the local telephone exchane, has been retired with pay by the Indiana Bell Telephone Company.

      During her period of service atr Culver Mrs. Harris also handled the commerical affairs of the telephone company and through these contact learned to know practically every person in the community.

      On Thursday evening, September 27, a dinner was gfiven in her honor at the Palmer HOuse.

      At this time C. R. Woods, general siperintendent of traffic of the Indiana Bell, presented Mrs. Harris with a gold service emblem in recongnition of her long and faithful service with the company.

      She first started in 1895, but a break in the service record of five years makes the actual period of emplyment twenty-eight years.

      Among those present at the dinner were: C. R. Woods, general superintendet of traffic; J. Lloyd Wayne, spervisor of traffic; W. M. Kendrick, supervisor of employemnet; W. F. Johnson, division traffic superintendent; A. D. Lewis, division commercial superintendent; A. H. Guyot, district traffic commercial supintendent; and Miss Margaret Hefferman, chief operator of SOuth Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Harris, Miss Mary Stagg, recently appointed chief operator at Culver, and severl other Culver telephone people

      Mrs Harris started her telephone career at Terre Haute in July 1895, as an operator for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. A short time later she was made chief operator and remained in charge of the unit fo the A. T. & T. Company's long distant system until 1909 at which time she resigned to be married.

      After a few years absence the lure of thye business became to strong and in May 1914, she returned to the Bell Systen and was employed by the Central Untion Telephone Company, later to be known as Indiana Bell Telephone Company. After several years of supervisory work, during which time she visited and assisted in the various exchanges of the telephone company, she was transferred to South Bend as chief operator of the Lincoln office. Twp year later Mrs. Harries was transferred to Culver where she remained until her retirement, effective Aug. 12, 1928.

      From 1895 to 1928 a period of thirty-three years, Mrs Harris has Witnessed the remarkable growth and development of the telephone. She remarked at the dinner that as sh looks back a the rather crude way of doing things in years past it seems hardly possible that such remarkable progress could have been made in the comparatively short time she has been in telephone work. - 1 Oct 1928 - Citizen


    Funeral Rites Held for Mrs. Margaret Harris
      Mrs Mary Margaret Harries, 71, resident of Culver since 1917, died in Wooddlawn hospital, Thursday morning after an illness of several years.

      SHe was born in Terre Haute, Ind., where she became chief operator for the A. T. & T.

      She cam to Culver in 1917 as chief operator of the Bell Telephone Company exchande which she held until her retirement several years ago.

      She was a member of the Methodist church W. S. C. X. and the Ladies Auxillary of the Switchman's Union of North America.

      Her husband, John Franklin preceeded her in death.

      Surviving are four sisters, the Misses Grace and Martha Smith both of Terre Haute; Mrs. Mae Williams of Chicago and Mrs. Katherine Holdeman of Wakarusa, Indiana.; and thee brothers Geo. L. Smith, Atlanta, Ga.; Charles J. Smith, Vincennes, and Robert M. Smith of Terre Haute.

      Services were held Sunday afternoon in the Easterday chapel with Rev. Ralph M. Jones of the Culver Methodist Church officiating.

      Burial was in the Culver Cemetery. - Feb 28 1945 - Citizen


Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001 Name: John F Harris
Gender: Male
Age: 38
Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1870
Marriage Date: 23 Nov 1908
Marriage Place: Indiana, United States
Father: Jos C D Harris
Mother: Rachel A Smith
Spouse: Mary Margaret Smith

Page: 335
Name: Mary Margaret Smith Gender: Female

Race: White
Age: 35
Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Birth Date: 20 Aug 1873
Birth Place: Terre Haute, Indiana
Marriage Date: 23 Nov 1908
Marriage Place: Indiana, United States
Father: Augustus Smith
Mother: Laura Jackson
Spouse: John F Harris
Page: 335

Year: 1910; Census Place: Terre Haute Ward 5, Vigo, Indiana;
Roll: T624_385; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0159; FHL microfilm: 1374398
Name: John F Harris
Age in 1910: 38
Birth Year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1910: Terre Haute Ward 5, Vigo, Indiana
Street: N 7
House Number: 824
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Mary M Harris
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Yd Clerk

Industry: R Road
Employer, Employee or Other: Wage Earner
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Farm or House: House
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 1
Out of Work: N
Number of weeks out of work: 0
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John F Harris 38
Mary M Harris 36

Year: 1930; Census Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0016; FHL microfilm: 2340352 Name: John F Harris
Birth Year: abt 1870
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Maryland
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Culver, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: Winfield Street
House Number: 209
Dwelling Number: 339
Family Number: 342
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Home Value: 5000
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: No
Age at first Marriage: 36
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Butcher
Industry: Shop
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
John F Harris 60
Mary M Harris 57

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 Name: John Franklin Herrie
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 68
Marital status: Married
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1870
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 29 Mar 1938
Death Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Father: Joseph Harris
Mother: Rachiel {Smith} Harris
Spouse: Mary Margarat Herrie {Harris}

' Year: 1940; Census Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: m-t0627-01077; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 50-17 Name: Margaret Harris
Respondent: Yes
Age: 66
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Winfield
House Number: 204
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Residence in 1935: Same House
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 4A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 94
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 3000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 3rd year
Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Margaret Harris 66
Frances Mahan 40

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 Name: Mary Margaret Harris [Mary Margaret Smith]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 71
Marital status: Widowed
Birth Date: 20 Aug 1873
Birth Place: Terre Haute, Vigo Co Ind
Death Date: 22 Feb 1945
Death Place: Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, USA
Father: Augustus Lewis Smith
Mother: Laura Smith






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