Moses David Harris

Brief Life History of Moses David

When Moses David Harris was born on 7 April 1864, in Harrisburg, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Silas Harris, was 39 and his mother, Sariah Aldridge, was 30. He married Electa Belinda Leithead on 5 September 1889, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 5 August 1954, in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses David Harris
Electa Belinda Leithead
Marriage: 5 September 1889
Electa Vilate Harris
David Leland Harris
Amelia Harris
Ella Fay Harris
James Keith Harris
Layton Harris
Eldon Harris
Zilla Harris
Erma Harris
Ethan Leithead Harris

Sources (51)

  • Moses David Harris, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • David Harris, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Moses David Harris, "Find a Grave 39411017"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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Leland's Early Years (1893-1903)

( Leland's autobiography of his early years as told to his second daughter, Berenice Morris) I, David Leland Harris, was born in Glendale, Kane County, Utah, February 15, 1893. I am the fir …

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