F. L. Harris, whose personal sketch we herewith present, is a prosperous and enterprising citizen of Brushy Mound township, Macoupin County, where he operates a sawmill. He was born in Michigan, December 23, 1861, and is a son of Joseph and Amanda (Watson) Harris.
Joseph Harris was by trade a bridge carpenter, which trade he followed during his entire active period, residing the greater part of his life in Michigan. He removed to Linn County, Kansas, and later to Coffey County, Kansas. He died in Kansas City. To this couple were born seven children, namely: F. L., the subject of this sketch; Isabel; Irene; Lulu; Charles; Catherine; and one who died unnamed in infancy.
F. L. Harris came to Illinois in the fall of 1883, and located in Honey Point Township, Macoupin County, where he remained but one year, and then removed to his present location and purchased the property. Our subject has proved himself to be a man of great ability. Besides operating his sawmill, our subject owns and operates a threshing machine, which has also proved to be very profitable. Our subject is a Democrat in his political belief, and has taken an active part in many political affairs, and has served as commissioner of the township.
Our subject was wedded in 1883 to Angeline Jackson, a native of Macoupin County, Illinois, and they reside in a comfortable home which our subject owns and takes pride in keeping in good repair and as modern as possible.