Clarence L. Harris

Male29 December 1894–31 March 1966

Brief Life History of Clarence L.

When Clarence L. Harris was born on 29 December 1894, in Nansemond, Virginia, United States, his father, William Thomas Tobe Harris, was 45 and his mother, Mildred Hannah Minnie Butler, was 39. He married Katie Sue Byrd on 14 December 1919, in Nansemond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Holy Neck District, Nansemond, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Norfolk City Voting Precinct 20, Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 31 March 1966, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Suffolk, Virginia, United States.

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Clarence L. Harris
Katie Sue Byrd
Marriage: 14 December 1919
Clarence Berkeley Harris

Sources (14)

  • Clarance L Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clarence L. Harris, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Clarence L. Harris, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 December 1919Nansemond, Virginia, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 2

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

    Age 5

    On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 19

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    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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