Lewellen Madison Harris

Male5 November 1869–24 November 1957

Brief Life History of Lewellen Madison

When Lewellen Madison Harris was born on 5 November 1869, in Republic of Texas, his father, Zebulon Buckalew Harris, was 23 and his mother, Mary M Williamson, was 29. He married Julia Ann Shafer on 8 May 1900, in Bell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Freestone, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 6, Freestone, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 24 November 1957, in Freestone, Freestone, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Freestone, Freestone, Texas, United States.

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Lewellen Madison Harris
Julia Ann Shafer
Marriage: 8 May 1900
Alva Bryan Harris
Alma Ora Harris
Ira McClatchie Harris
Loy Eugene Harris
Julie Mae Harris
Charles Leslie Harris
Ester Ophelia Harris
Llewellen Madison Harris, Jr.
Jack Zebidee Harris
Mildred Phlenia Harris
Ruby Florence Harris

Sources (18)

  • L M Harris in entry for Harris, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Luellen Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • L M Harris, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1900Bell, Texas, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

    Age 1

    Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 27

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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