Thomas Owen “Major” Harris

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Thomas Owen "Major" Harris
b: 04 Jan 1886
d: 10 Mar 1955
Biography
THOMAS OWEN "MAJOR" HARRIS Obituary:
Texarkana Daily News, 3/11/1955, page 3 col. 5

Thomas Owen "Major" Harris, 69, of Mandeville, Ark., died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday at his home.

Mr. Harris was a life-long resident of Miller County and a retired farmer.

Survivors are his wife: four daughters, Mrs. Earl Higginbotham, Mrs. Loyd Chapman, Mrs. Audie Brock, all of Texarkana and Mrs. Robert Cowan of Ft.Worth: three sons, J. D. Harris , Oscar Harris, and James Harris, all of Texarkana: twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews: one brother, Joe Harris: and one sister, Mrs. Bertie Williams.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the East Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. H. G. Grigson, Jr. officiating and the Rev. Mr. Lemond assisting. Burial will be in the Harmony Grove Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be his nephews, J. W. Williams, Edward Williams, Walter Harris, Tilman Davis, Clarence Davis, T.L. Grigson, Arlie Aaron, and Ellis Bull.

Honorary pallbearers are Joe Willie McJunkins, Bernace McJunkins, L. G. Clemmons, Don Lambert, Joe Dove, Harry Buford, Gilson Cox, William Varner, Andrew Reed, J. C. Miller, Jack Hickerson, C.H. Ross, Garland McJunkins, Aaron Hall, A. D. Corder, Chester Hickman, Marshall Rivers, C.M. Barrow, M.T. Jones, Joe Watts, Roy Rumsey, Lynn Farr, J. L. Pitman, Carroll Reid, James Reed, F. A. Reed, Allan Grant, Fay Pitman,, H. W. Hall, F. W. Wardlaw, A. D. Goss, L. S. Long, J. A. Bullington, Weldon Ames, W. R. Chalker, Henry Mathis, J.T. Jones, Tom Wright, J. C. Chapman, L. F. McAfee, Harver Nelson, and F.W. Fincher.


Facts
  • 04 Jan 1886 - Birth - ; Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 12 Mar 1955 - Burial - Harmony Grove Cemetery ; Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 10 Mar 1955 - Death - ; Mandeville, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 1922 - Residence - 1922 Texarkana City Directory ; Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 1 Apr 1940 - Residence - ; Homan, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 1910 - Residence - ; Days Creek, Miller, Arkansas
  • 1920 - Residence - ; Garland, Miller, Arkansas
  • 1900 - Residence - Living together: James E (Head, Farmer), Martha A. (Wife), Thomas O. (son, at school), Bir ; Boggy Town, Miller, Arkansas
  • 12 Sep 1918 - Residence - ; Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 1930 - Residence - ; Garland, Miller, Arkansas
  • 1922 - Residence - 1922 Texarkana City Directory ; Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 1 Apr 1940 - Residence - ; Homan, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 1910 - Residence - ; Days Creek, Miller, Arkansas
  • 1920 - Residence - ; Garland, Miller, Arkansas
  • 1900 - Residence - Living together: James E (Head, Farmer), Martha A. (Wife), Thomas O. (son, at school), Bir ; Boggy Town, Miller, Arkansas
  • 12 Sep 1918 - Residence - ; Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 1930 - Residence - ; Garland, Miller, Arkansas
Ancestors
   
William James Harris
1835 - Bef. 1885
 
 
James Edmund Harris
Aug 1864 - 30 Jan 1933
  
  
  
Esther Mahala Valentine
1843 - Aft. 1910
 
Thomas Owen "Major" Harris
04 Jan 1886 - 10 Mar 1955
  
 
  
James F Herring
11 Mar 1839 - 20 Mar 1875
 
 
Martha Alice Herring
19 Oct 1867 - 3 Mar 1945
  
  
  
Mary George Hooker
19 Jan 1835 -
 
Descendancy Chart
Thomas Owen "Major" Harris b: 04 Jan 1886 d: 10 Mar 1955
Mollie Agnes Davis b: 18 Nov 1887 d: 04 Nov 1967
Edna Lennie Harris b: 26 Sep 1908 d: 26 Mar 1994
Rufus Earl Higginbotham Sr. b: 9 Nov 1900 d: 3 Feb 1975
Lou Jane Higginbotham b: 01 Jul 1932 d: 02 Feb 2012
Mittie Lou Harris b: 27 Jan 1916 d: 15 Mar 2002
Audie Lee Brock b: 11 Dec 1912 d: 28 Apr 1994
Alice Fay Brock b: 20 Nov 1948 d: 20 Nov 1948
Alice Magdalene Harris b: 20 Jun 1911 d: 9 Jun 1982
Howell Vonard Griffin b: 15 Feb 1903 d: 12 Oct 1994
Loyd Jackson Chapman b: 5 Dec 1909 d: 19 Dec 1966
Loyd Chester Chapman b: 31 Jul 1933 d: 19 Dec 1997
Mary Thomasene Ewing b: 22 Jul 1935 d: 06 Apr 2012
Rebecca Chapman b: 14 Oct
Maudie J. Harris b: 02 Sep 1918 d: 26 Dec 2003
Robert Allen Cowan Sr. b: 18 Apr 1916 d: 22 Oct 1964
Oscar Erby Harris b: 29 Aug 1921 d: 11 OCT 1981
Katherine Dean McJunkins b: 29 Jul 1916 d: 15 Mar 1999
Oscar Erby Harris Jr b: 21 Feb 1945 d: 18 Jun 2008
Kathy Harris b: 10 Aug
James Owen Harris b: 30 Sep 1924 d: 22 Jan 2009
Dorothy Ester Louise Peek b: 06 Nov 1926 d: 19 Aug 2006
Barbara Ann Pittman b: 17 Sep 1929 d: 10 Jan 1999
Sherri Lea Harris b: 22 Sep 1964 d: 20 May 1971
James D Harris b: 14 Nov 1913 d: 14 Mar 1992
Beatrice Lathrop b: 12 Oct 1911 d: 27 Apr 2003
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James Edmund Harris
BirthAug 1864Caldwell, Louisiana
Death30 Jan 1933 Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage02 Apr 1885to Martha Alice Herring at Miller Co., Arkansas
FatherWilliam James Harris
MotherEsther Mahala Valentine
PARENT (F) Martha Alice Herring
Birth19 Oct 1867Arkansas
Death3 Mar 1945 Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage02 Apr 1885to James Edmund Harris at Miller Co., Arkansas
FatherJames F Herring
MotherMary George Hooker
CHILDREN
MThomas Owen "Major" Harris
Birth04 Jan 1886Miller Co., Arkansas
Death10 Mar 1955Mandeville, Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage21 Jun 1905to Mollie Agnes Davis at Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
FBirdie May Harris
Birth2 Nov 1887Arkansas
Death05 Jan 1969Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage05 Jan 1905to Thomas Eugene Williams at Miller Co., Arkansas
MJoseph William "Doc" Harris
Birth24 Dec 1892Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Death23 Feb 1974Hope, Hempstead Co., Arkansas
Marriage1925to Rhodean Colbert
Marriageto Addie Pearl Legg
FClara D Harris
Birth18 Dec 1890
Death23 Aug 1893
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Thomas Owen "Major" Harris
Birth04 Jan 1886Miller Co., Arkansas
Death10 Mar 1955 Mandeville, Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage21 Jun 1905to Mollie Agnes Davis at Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
FatherJames Edmund Harris
MotherMartha Alice Herring
PARENT (F) Mollie Agnes Davis
Birth18 Nov 1887Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Death04 Nov 1967 Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage21 Jun 1905to Thomas Owen "Major" Harris at Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
FatherWilliam Lenard "Lynn" Davis
MotherSarah Magdalene "Sallie" Robertson
CHILDREN
FEdna Lennie Harris
Birth26 Sep 1908Days Creek, Miller Co., Arkansas
Death26 Mar 1994Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage28 Jul 1928to Rufus Earl Higginbotham Sr. at Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
FMittie Lou Harris
Birth27 Jan 1916Arkansas
Death15 Mar 2002Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage23 May 1936to Audie Lee Brock at Miller Co., Arkansas
FAlice Magdalene Harris
Birth20 Jun 1911Arkansas
Death9 Jun 1982Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage27 Jan 1967to Howell Vonard Griffin at Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage8 Dec 1928to Loyd Jackson Chapman at Miller Co., Arkansas
FMaudie J. Harris
Birth02 Sep 1918Arkansas
Death26 Dec 2003Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage21 Nov 1940to Robert Allen Cowan Sr. at Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriageto Chapman
MOscar Erby Harris
Birth29 Aug 1921Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Death11 OCT 1981Miller Co., AR
Marriage09 Jan 1939to Katherine Dean McJunkins at Miller Co., Arkansas
MJames Owen Harris
Birth30 Sep 1924Arkansas
Death22 Jan 2009Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage1943to Dorothy Ester Louise Peek at Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage15 Apr 1950to Barbara Ann Pittman at Miller Co., Arkansas
MJames D Harris
Birth14 Nov 1913Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Death14 Mar 1992Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage1 Jan 1935to Beatrice Lathrop
Evidence
[S-2123735284] 1930 United States Federal Census
[S-2122898349] 1920 United States Federal Census
[S-2122898309] 1910 United States Federal Census
[S-2124090386] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
[S-2122891854] 1900 United States Federal Census
[S-1785964978] 1940 United States Federal Census
[S-1773796865] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)

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