William H. Harless

6 October 1854–14 September 1915 (Age 60)
Jackson Township, Monroe, Missouri, United States

The Life of William H.

When William H. Harless was born on 6 October 1854, in Jackson Township, Monroe, Missouri, United States, his father, James Kenley Harless, was 26 and his mother, Emaline E Smith, was 13. He married Carrie Phillips on 19 August 1891, in Shelbina, Shelby, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson Township, Shelby, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 14 September 1915, in Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

William H. Harless
Effie Loraine Kincannon
Marriage: 6 October 1904
Bessie Beatrice Harless
Harvey Sylvester Harless
Emily Wilhelmina Harless
Merle Harless
Hugh Ervin Harless

Spouse and Children

6 October 1904
Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Kenley Harless





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World Events (8)


Age 6

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1861 · Denver Becomes a City

Age 7

In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 18

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 German: unexplained.2 English: probably a variant spelling of (H)arliss, a nickname from Middle English earles ‘earless’, probably denoting someone who was deaf rather than one literally without ears.

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

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Story Highlight

Nancy S Phillips Shelbina Democrat Newspaper OBIT 30 April 1902

Nancy S Phillips died at her home 7 miles west of Shelbina April 24th 1902 of pneumonia. She had been in ill health for some time and the last sickness was of short duration. She was the daughter of …

Sources (3)

  • William Harless in household of Emaline Harless, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Harless in household of James Harless, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William S Harless in household of James K Harless, "United States Census, 1870"

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