Joseph Weldon Bailey Harris

25 October 1908–3 April 1997 (Age 88)
Cypress, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life of Joseph Weldon Bailey

When Joseph Weldon Bailey Harris was born on 25 October 1908, in Cypress, Harris, Texas, United States, his father, James Miquel Harris Sr., was 29 and his mother, Nellie Penelope Winfree, was 25. He married Dorothy Jean Cromwell on 21 February 1945, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States. He lived in Angleton, Brazoria, Texas, United States in 1920 and Texas City, Galveston, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 3 April 1997, in Springfield, Robertson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88.

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Joseph Weldon Bailey Harris
Dorothy Jean Cromwell
Marriage: 21 February 1945

Spouse and Children

21 February 1945
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 23

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Age 24

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Joe W Harris in household of James M Harris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J W B Harris in household of J M Harris, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jos W B Harris in household of Jas M Harris, "United States Census, 1920"

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