Schuyler Harris

5 January 1880–18 August 1953 (Age 73)
Assumption, Christian, Illinois, United States

The Life of Schuyler

When Schuyler Harris was born on 5 January 1880, in Assumption, Christian, Illinois, United States, his father, Robert Thomas Harris, was 28 and his mother, Olive Bell De Wolf, was 25. He married Thirza Ethel Shelton about 1913, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Rochester, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Raymond Township, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 18 August 1953, in Raymond, Montgomery, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Raymond, Montgomery, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Schuyler Harris
Thirza Ethel Shelton
Marriage: about 1913
Ethel Belle Harris
Glady I Harris
Arthur Shelton Harris

Spouse and Children


    Thirza Ethel Shelton


about 1913
Illinois, United States


    Ethel Belle Harris


    Glady I Harris


    Arthur Shelton Harris


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Thomas Harris


    Olive Bell De Wolf





    Mary E Harris


    Minnie Harris



    Rolland Harris


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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 First Skyscraper

Age 5

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 20

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)

  • Schuyler Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Schuyler Harris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Schuyler Harris in household of Mary E Dunkel, "United States Census, 1910"

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