Jabez Luther Harris

17 August 1916–26 January 1994 (Age 77)
Heflin, Cleburne, Alabama, United States

The Life of Jabez Luther

When Jabez Luther Harris was born on 17 August 1916, in Heflin, Cleburne, Alabama, United States, his father, Jabez Luther Harris, was 24 and his mother, Mattie Olivia Mays, was 24. He married Cora Alice Smith on 8 June 1941. He lived in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 26 January 1994, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.

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Jabez Luther Harris
Cora Alice Smith
Marriage: 8 June 1941

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8 June 1941

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    Jabez Luther Harris





World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 1

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • J L Harris Jr. in household of J L Harris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jabez L Harris, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Jabez L Harris, "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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