Walter Kenneth Harris

Brief Life History of Walter Kenneth

When Walter Kenneth Harris was born on 17 June 1909, in Meigs, Ohio, United States, his father, John Franklin 'Frank' Harris, was 33 and his mother, Samantha Ann Howell, was 34. He married Helen Morris in 1936, in Mason, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Sutton Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Syracuse, Sutton Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 April 1986, in Meigs, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Racine, Meigs, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Kenneth Harris
1909–1986
Helen Morris
1916–1990
Marriage: 1936
William Kenneth Harris Jr.
1937–1937
James Franklin Harris
1940–1997

Sources (11)

  • Walter K Harris, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Walter Harris, "Ohio, Stillbirths, 1918-1953"
  • Walter K Harris, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1910 · The Mann Act

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.

1931

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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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