Roscoe Harris

15 January 1900–20 May 1971 (Age 71)
Laclede, Missouri, United States

The Life of Roscoe

When Roscoe Harris was born on 15 January 1900, in Laclede, Missouri, United States, his father, Simeon Wesley Harris, was 26 and his mother, Bertha Agnes Rich, was 22. He married Florence Yeary on 1 September 1918, in Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Washington Township, Dallas, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Union Township, Laclede, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 20 May 1971, in Conway, Laclede, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Conway Baptist Cemetery, Conway, Laclede, Missouri, United States.

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Roscoe Harris
Florence Yeary
Marriage: 1 September 1918

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1 September 1918
Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 4

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rosco Harris in household of Sina Harris, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rosco Horress in household of Simeon W Horress, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roscoe Harris, "United States Census, 1920"

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