James Bennie Harris

18 July 1894–15 June 1980 (Age 85)
Fayette, Georgia, United States

The Life of James Bennie

When James Bennie Harris was born on 18 July 1894, in Fayette, Georgia, United States, his father, Jefferson Neal Harris, was 26 and his mother, Linnie Elizabeth Thomas, was 23. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Wilda Gladys Willford. He lived in District 549, Fayette, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 624, Fayette, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 15 June 1980, in Fayette, Georgia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Peachtree City, Fayette, Georgia, United States.

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James Bennie Harris
Wilda Gladys Willford
James Wesley Harris
Orval Estes Harris
Frances Harris
Catherine Harris

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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.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 12

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

Age 23

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • James B Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James B Harris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bennie Harris in household of Jeff N Harris, "United States Census, 1900"

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