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Pictures of Crede Fulton Harris and Family

Photos submitted by great-granddaughter of Crede (or Creed) Harris, Paula Harris Wolkerstorfer

Creed Fulton Harris (no date)

Creed Fulton Harris (no date)

Here is one of James Clinton Harris Sr. (son of Creed Harris). Grandpa Joe, as we called him, was born 7 July 1889, possibly in Lincoln, Nebraska.

James Clinton Harris Sr. and his first wife, Florence Margaret Steffer. I believe they were married in Spokane, Washington. No date on this photo

I do not know the names for sure, so I am guessing: Standing in the back left to right: Vance Hays Harris, Lorena May Harris Faris, and my grandfather James Clinton Harris. Great Grandfather, Creed is seated left, holding Virginia Maguerite. The taller girl to his left is Ella Gladys. The shorter girl to his left Mabel Margie. Next is their mother, Margie Anna Hays Harris holding Robert (Jack). The girl to her left Verna Leila.

Two other children were not yet born: Chester Fulton and Donald Wilson. Mary, Hallie, and Birdie had all died before this.

I am guessing at the date: about 1908 since my grandfather was with them and because of the age of the baby, who was born in 1908.

Back Row:Chester Fulton "Hap," Donald Wilson, Robert Sterling "Jack," Vance Hays, and James Clinton. Middle Row: Grandpa Creed Fulton, Grandma Margie Anna (Hays), Ella Gladys Shrader (Sp?), Lorena Mae "Lora" Faris. Bottom Row: Virginia Margaret Stone, Verna Leila Pollard. Photo courtesy of Alvin and Joyce Harris, son of Vance Hays Harris.



Margie Anna (Hays) Harris, Creed Fulton Harris, James Clinton Harris, Lorena Mae Harris, Vance Hays Harris.



Jean Baptiste Magney and Mary Elizabeth Searl Magney (Grandpa and Grandma Magney), Josephine Elizabeth Magney's parents. Maternal Grandparents of Lorena Harris Faris and James Clinton Harris, first wife of Creed Fulton Harris. Photo courtesy of Virginia, daughter of Randall Faris who is the son of Lorena Faris Harris, daughter of Creed Fulton Harris and Josephine Elizabeth Magney (called Lizzie).



The old home near Marion, Virginia. Creed Fulton Harris standing. May Harris Dill (Creed's sister) holding Bertha Dill Holms (May's daughter). Hattie Dill (probably) and Vance Hays Harris sitting in grass in front of May. Grandpa James August (Augusta) Harris. Grandma Margaret Malissie Patrick Harris (second wife of James A Harris). Taken 1897. Courtesy of Lois Harris.



Creed Fulton Harris homestead west of Murray, Nebraska. Lorena Mae Harris near tree. James Clinton Harris, Sr. on the horse. Vance Hays Harris sitting and Ella Gladys Harris standing with Grandma Hays sitting between. Verna Lelia Harris holding her father's (Creed's) hand. Mother, Margie Anna (Hays) Harris, sitting on Creed's left to right end of picture. Circa 1903. Photo courtesy of Lois, widow of Vance Hays Harris.



May 25, 1965 at James Clinton Harris's funeral in Seattle, Washington: his daughters Helen Harris Kiesling, Elizabeth Harris Patterson, Virginia Harris Brown,and Frances Harris Parke. Photo courtesy of Alvin and Joyce Harris.



May 25, 1965 at James Clinton Harris's funeral in Seattle, Washington:James Clinton Harris, Jr (son),William Howard Harris (son), and James Duncan Harris (grandson), with Uncle Vance Harris. Vance is the half-brother of James Clinton Harris, Sr., son of Creed Fulton Harris and Margie Anna Hays Harris.



Back Row, Left: Mary Murdock, Right: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Magney Front Row,Left: _______ Martin, Right: Creed Harris. Probably taken 1887 on the 4th of July.



The following letter was addressed to J.C. Harris, 708 Union Street, Seattle, Washington, with a return address of C.F. Harris, Union, Neb. Postmark was June 21, 1949.

W.E. STRAUB
H.J. REQUARTTE

President
Secretary

FARMERS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEBRASKA
AT 1220 P Street
Lincoln 8 [crossed out and handwritten "Union"] Nebraska
[Pencil slashed once through stationery heading.]
June 20, 1949
Dear Folks,

We got your letter day or so ago. This leaves us all very well and we are having plenty of rain here and harvest on in next 10 days. Been wet to put up hay. Sterling is [illegible] a commercial hay baler. He baled about 6,000 bales in past 2 weeks and he has gone today to work and baled yesterday. He will run about $1000 for the month if nothing breaks. He gets 14 cents per bale for baling. Fulton is in Minnesota fishing this week he and Bess. He sold his place last week and I hope he didn’t get another one. There is three places kept here now. Vance’s family got rained at Lee’s last night and they stopped here this morning on their way to Omaha. He is leaving Saturday or Sunday for New York. He goes to Iceland where the govt. is putting up an airport. He has to sign up for 11 months and gets transportation $85 per 40 hour week. He just had to do something to make a living. His Western Nelson doings all blowed up after such a hard winter out there. He is setting up this week on the [illegible]. Margia Ruth has another girl. They are in Hawaii on an island. Her husband is in the Drs core [sic] in the Army. Virginia Pollard is thinking of going to Oregon to live. They are in California now. Her man is a railroad signal man. Wheat is [looks like] calm. Hay and f[illegible] looks all OK here. We are looking for you folks, boys too, this mo. Well, come when you can. Margia says thanks for all. We will be looking for you. Have only written $150,000 of since Jan. 1. I am not trying to work so hard now. My ins. “Life” is now $2500 with the co. they pay all but $18 per year rt. That is all I can get under my contract. I still write enough to make me a living. Donalds all well. Vern in Va was here recently all well. It was hot here yesterday and they had a cyclone in Neb yesterday about Grand Island somewhere. Was around 100 yesterday. I am taking it easy and have already got my weeks worth in for the co. Write and come when you can. Bring the boys if they can come. I see that Giles from here who lived at Condulence Work died recently.



C.F. Harris

I gave Vance $55 to take him to New York. I have done my part all the way through and have no regrets along that line.


The following letter was addressed to J.C. Harris, 708 Union Street, Seattle, Washington, with a return address of C.F. Harris, Union, Neb.

W.E. STRAUB
H.J. REQUARTTE
President
Secretary
FARMERS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEBRASKA
AT 1220 P Street
Lincoln 8 [crossed out and handwritten "Union"] Nebraska
Sept. 22, 1949
Dear Folks,

Got your letter a few days ago. Sterling and Mill will meet you in Omaha if they know when you will be there so they said this morning. The buss passes here at 9 o’clock am and 2 pm and 6:30 pm. Going south the bus depot is close to the Castle Hotel in case anything should happen. So it would be impossible for them to be there. But they are going to meet you there. There is no MoP [Missouri Pacific] trains south now because there is a strike on that road. Lora and Verne have been sick the past 10 days. Lee and Lora are going to Lincoln for the winter. They are about ready to go. Weather good here now. Sterling is baling hay yet. Gone today to Balce [?]. Corn is pretty good this year. Wheat and oats no good. We had lots of peaches this year. I still keep busy but had to slow down somewhat. Sold one 160 four and a half miles east of Avoca for 21,000 and owner gets this year’s crop. Sterling bought Fulton out on home place a couple weeks ago. Well, you tell Bill and Jack to come on, too if they can. We’ll be looking for you. Margia has a very bad cold but is up and around. We will be looking.


C.F. Harris & family


(postcard] Dec 17 49

Geo Rieke gone to Calif to bring Will Rieke body here for burial Wednesday 21 Dec. He had a stroke and never was conscious after that. Jim Niday passed away. Mrs. [looks like] Harry Chillcott and Forest Barkhurst and Curley Keane of Union also. No snow here yet. All one family due except Lora. She has hers down in bed again. Is better now. Margie not very well now. Is up and around lots of car accidents it seems. Vance Fetters to [sic]. Donalds all OK hope all one[sic] well with you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Margia & C. Harris


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