William H. Harless

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

Sources (12)

  • William Harless in household of Emaline Harless, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William H. Harless - Government record: Census record: birth-name: William H. Harless
  • William Harless, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

World Events (8)

1861 · Denver Becomes a City

In 1861, Denver City was incorporated into the territory as an official city.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1876 · Colorado becomes a State

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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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 …

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