Harris Boyd Yarbrough

27 October 1897–13 June 1963 (Age 65)
Cuba, Johnson, Texas, United States

The Life of Harris Boyd

When Harris Boyd Yarbrough was born on 27 October 1897, in Cuba, Johnson, Texas, United States, his father, James Jefferson Yarbrough, was 36 and his mother, California Clementine Reed, was 24. He married Willie Pearl Hester on 28 July 1922, in Coke, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Smith, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 4, Coke, Texas, United States for about 10 years. In 1963, his occupation is listed as retired water well driller in Scurry, Texas, United States. He died on 13 June 1963, in Snyder, Scurry, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Robert Lee, Coke, Texas, United States.

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Harris Boyd Yarbrough
Willie Pearl Hester
Marriage: 28 July 1922
Ramon Maurice Yarbrough
Bobby E. Yarbrough

Spouse and Children

28 July 1922
Coke, Texas, United States


    Ramon Maurice Yarbrough


    Bobby E. Yarbrough


Parents and Siblings



    Rachel A Yarbrough


    James Yarbrough




    Velma Bessie Yarbrough


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 4

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Yarborough and Yarburgh in Lincolnshire, named with Old English eorðburg ‘earthworks’, ‘fortifications’, (a compound of eorðe ‘earth’, ‘soil’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harris B Yarbrough in household of James J Yarbrough, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Boyd Yarbrough in household of J J Yarbrough, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harris B Yarbrough in household of James J Yarbrough, "United States Census, 1920"

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