Howard Melvin Harris

17 December 1921–26 May 2013 (Age 91)
Taber, Taber Municipal District, Alberta, Canada

The Life Summary of Howard Melvin

When Howard Melvin Harris was born on 17 December 1921, in Taber, Alberta, Canada, his father, William Ira Harris, was 29 and his mother, Roxana Oldham Remington, was 27. He married LaRue Burbank on 30 June 1948, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 26 May 2013, in Taber, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 91, and was buried in Taber, Taber Municipal District, Alberta, Canada.

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Howard Melvin Harris
LaRue Burbank
Marriage: 30 June 1948
Melvin Jay Harris
Dana LaRue Harris

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  • Marriage
    30 June 1948Cardston, Alberta, Canada
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    Age 61
    Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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    Howard Melvin Harris

    Howard Melvin Harris Dad was born December 17, 1921 in Taber Alberta, the third and youngest child of Ira and Roxie Harris. His sisters were Lois Harris Westhora and Loreen Harris Ackerman. His gran …

    Sources (10)

    • Howard Melvin Harris in household of William Ira Harris, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Howard Melvin Harris, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Howard Melvin Harris, "Montana Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals and Departures, 1923-1956"

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