Will Harris Sr

6 February 1950–18 May 2000 (Age 50)
Crescent City, Putnam, Florida, United States

The Life of Will

Will Harris Sr was born on 6 February 1950, in Crescent City, Putnam, Florida, United States as the son of Leroy Harris and Ellen Harris. He died on 18 May 2000, in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Leroy Harris
Ellen Harris
–1994
Will Harris Sr
1950–2000

Parents and Siblings

    Leroy Harris

    MaleMale

    Ellen Harris

    Female–1994Female

siblings

(1)

    Will Harris Sr

    Male1950–2000Male

World Events (3)

1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 1

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.
1951 · The ANZUS Treaty

Age 1

Like that of NATO, the ANZUS Treaty was a non-binding agreement between Australia, New Zealand, and the United States Security. It was signed to cooperate on military matters in the Pacific Ocean region. It provides safety for each other in case of an armed attack on any of the three countries.
1962 · The Cuban Missile Crisis

Age 12

"One of the most direct confrontations of the Cold War was the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962, which primarily took place just south of Florida. Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev had crafted a secret agreement with Cuba (under Fidel Castro) to create nuclear missiles in Cuba to deter further invasions. U.S. intelligence agents discovered evidence of this activity, so President Kennedy issued an official warning against Cuba's creation of these weapons. Cuba and the Soviet Union did not comply. After much debate regarding the correct course of action, Kennedy opted to create a naval ""quarantine"" around Cuba. This initiated a series of intense communications between Kennedy and Khrushchev, both publicly and directly. The conflict escalated to the point that a U.S jet was shot down over Cuba as the countries made increasingly stern ultimatums. Kennedy instructed the Soviets to remove missiles with the promise that the U.S. would not attack Cuba, and the Soviets agreed."

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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