Ferrin Robert Harris

30 August 1900–4 December 1937 (Age 37)
Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life of Ferrin Robert

When Ferrin Robert Harris was born on 30 August 1900, in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Robert Cromwell Harris, was 25 and his mother, Sylvia Ann Green, was 21. He married Ruth Ann Roderick on 2 April 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 4 December 1937, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Ferrin Robert Harris
Ruth Ann Roderick
Marriage: 2 April 1925
VaLois Harris
Eugene R. Harris

Spouse and Children

2 April 1925
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    VaLois Harris



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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.
1907 · The Burro Mine

Age 7

The Burro Mine was a large mining area that produced gold, silver, copper, and other valuable metals. The mine was dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 12

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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Story Highlight

Memories by VaLois Harris Bangerter

VaLois Harris Bangerter From a book she had filled out. I was given my name VaLois because my Uncle John once went with a girl by the name of VaLois but she died. He suggested it to my parents. They …

Sources (3)

  • Ferran Harris in household of Robert Cromwell Harris, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ferrin Robert Harris, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ferrin Robert Harris, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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