Joel Clarence Harris

8 August 1912–15 November 1996 (Age 84)
Stuart, Patrick, Virginia, United States

The Life of Joel Clarence

When Joel Clarence Harris was born on 8 August 1912, in Stuart, Patrick, Virginia, United States, his father, Posie Robert Harris, was 19 and his mother, Mollie Etta Dalton, was 18. He married Lillie Mae Spain on 1 July 1931, in Danville, Virginia, United States. He lived in Dan River, Patrick, Virginia, United States in 1920 and Leaksville Township, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 15 November 1996, in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Eden, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel Clarence Harris
Lillie Mae Spain
Marriage: 1 July 1931

Spouse and Children

1 July 1931
Danville, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Sallie Mae Harris


    Goffery Alvin Harris


    Virginia Pearl Harris


    Catherine Harris


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 5

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 23

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Joel C Harris in household of Posy R Harris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joel C Harris in household of Posie R Harris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joel Clarence Harris, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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