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HARRIS, TYRE G. (1825-1896) IOOF (Salinas Daily Journal July 12, 1896) 
DIED: HARRIS- In Salinas City, July 11, 1896, Tyre G. Harris, a native of Missouri, aged 71 years 1 month and 16 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the family residence on Castroville street TODAY (Sunday), at 2:30 o’clock p.m.; thence to the Baptist Church, where services will be held at 3 o’clock. Funeral under the auspices of General James B. Steedman Post, No. 56 G.A.R. Interment, I.O.O.F. Cemetery Salinas. 

An Old Veteran Gone Yesterday morning in this city occurred the death of Tyre G. Harris, a veteran of the Mexican war and the war of secession. His death was not unexpected as he had long bee a sufferer from complication of ailments from which physicians could give the family no hop of his recovery. He bore his sufferings with much fortitude, and though it all was tenderly attended by a faithful wife and loving daughters. 

The deceased was a native of Missouri and in his native State served as a member of the legislature. In 1846 he enlisted for the Mexican war in the Boone county company of Colonel Price’s Missouri Mounted Rifleman. 

In the war between the States he was mustered in under order of General Schofield of the United States volunteers, in October, 1862, as Captain of Company E of the Sixty first Regiment Missouri militia, and was honorably discharged April 19, 1863. 

The deceased for many years conducted the business of auctioneer here and commanded the respect of ll. In his capacity of Justice of the Peace he served until a few months ago, when ill health caused him to resign. His funeral will take place this afternoon under the auspices of the G.A.R., of which he was long a member. May he rest in peace.

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Researched and Compiled by : Timothy P. Reese, PCC of Salinas , CA. & Robert L. Nelson ,PCC. of Santa Cruz.CA. Both members of the “Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War”. Department of California & Pacific. Camp Abraham Lincoln # 10. The Reese-Nelson CWV-MC Data Base