John Joseph Harris

25 January 1879–25 September 1953 (Age 74)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Joseph

When John Joseph Harris was born on 25 January 1879, his father, Joseph Harris, was 30 and his mother, Lucy Schneider, was 27. He married Beatrix Amalie Romberg on 27 February 1906, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Coal Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 25 September 1953, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Saint Edwards Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Joseph Harris
Beatrix Amalie Romberg
Marriage: 27 February 1906

Spouse and Children


    Beatrix Amalie Romberg


27 February 1906
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Harris


    Lucy Schneider




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 6

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • John Harris in household of Joseph Harris, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Harris in household of Joseph Harris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Joseph Harris, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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