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Information for Carl William Harris

29 September, 1889 - 17 September, 1982

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

September, 1982
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Carl Harris

    Funeral services for Carl William Harris, 92, of 2609 N. Sunnybrook Dr., Nampa, who died Friday at a Nampa nursing home, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenleaf Friends church.  Officiating will be Pastor Paul Goins of the Greenleaf Friends Church and the Rev. Paul Thornburg of Friendswood, Texas, officiating.  Interment will follow a the Greenleaf Cemetery, Greenlead (sic), under direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    He was born Sept. 29, 1889, in Independence, Kan., to Sebrun (sic) and Ora Harris.  As a young man he moved to Gate, Okla., where he taught school, also in Knowles, Okla.  He moved with his parents to Idaho in 1915 and homesteaded in Melba in 1917.  He married Florence Kauffman of Newberg, Ore., in November of 1917.  She died in 1918.  In December of 1921 he married L. Velma Allen of Boise and they lived in the Melba area until 1940.  He was active in the Melba Friends Church and community.  They moved to Greenleaf in 1940, where he farmed in the Greenleaf area.  In 1959 at the age of 70, he planted and operated the Harris Apple Orchard until 1978.
    He is survived by two daughters, Lauella Crew of Nampa and Liana Thornburg of Friendswood, Texas; two sons, Earl Harris of Sacramento, Calif., and Chester Harris of Greenleaf; one sister, Flora Gidley of Nampa; 16 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and one grandson.
    Memorials may be made to the Greenleaf Friends Academy.
    Friends may call at the chapel today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.



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