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.
German: probably a variant of Harlass or Harles, dialect forms for a hornet (Middle High German harliss and horniss), a nickname for a person with a stinging disposition.
English: probably a variant of (H)arliss, a nickname from Middle English earles ‘earless’, probably denoting someone who was deaf rather than one literally without ears.
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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 …
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