Joseph William Harris

9 January 1910–28 December 1976 (Age 66)
Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Joseph William

When Joseph William Harris was born on 9 January 1910, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Aroet Lucius Harris, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Olive Kerr, was 30. He married Blanche Woodward on 10 September 1931, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1935 and Box Elder Election Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 28 December 1976, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph William Harris
1910–1976
Blanche Woodward
1910–2004
Marriage: 10 September 1931
Robert Dayle Harris
1936–2009

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 September 1931
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

Age 1

The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

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.
1928 · The Tower Theater

Age 18

The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.

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)

  • Joseph William Harris, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Joseph William Harris, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Joseph William Harris, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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