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betty farrow (#47922696)
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Jackie Howard
RE: Find a Grave
Are you sure they are on this site? If know the name of the cemetery they are interred, you might have some luck doing a search by cemetery. That is how I found my mother. Good luck with your search and have a blessed day.

Jackie Howard
Added by Jackie Howard on Nov 05, 2012 10:07 AM
Jackie Howard
Welcome to Find A Grave.
Added by Jackie Howard on Oct 29, 2012 8:07 AM
RE: Richard Garfield Harris
No he is not a relative.
Added by af on Sep 22, 2012 7:01 AM
Dale Safford
RE: Harris
All this additonal information is very helpful and I have added it to the webpage for Jane Wills Harris:
That is quite an interesting story about your father and his search. Iron River is in a very remote part of the US-most people seem unaware of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! If Jane was corresponding with your grandmother for 40 years, wouldn't your father have had an address for her?
I appreciate you corresponding with me from Cornwall! My father's mother's side of the family (names Hill & Jones & Tredinnick & Tippett) came from the areas of Perranzabuloe & Redruth. I was there in 2000, and would love to return!
Many thanks for the information, the eleventh child was Joseph b1899, according to the 1900 census. Joseph was the black aheep of the family, on the 1920 census he is living in Houghton, Michigan. He is living with a lady named Jeanette Sloan who is 16 they had two children under two by 1930 they had married. I am sure this very religious family disowned him. The dates of birth I have all came from the census so I am sure your dates must be more accurate. Jane Wills and my grandmother Minnie were sisters, they both worked as Bal Maidens at the tin mines. Bal Maidens broke the rocks with hammers as they came to the surface often they became deaf because of the noise, they did this work from the age of twelve. Jane married in 1893 and came to the USA in 1895 with her daughter Beatrice. My grandmother and Jane corresponded for forty years until my grandmothers death in 1935. My own father came to the USA in 1920 hoping to find his Aunt but he never did he came back to UK in 1935 when his mother died he had travelled through 38 states ending up a an San Francisco . The family might like to know this informaion, thank you once again

Added by Dale Safford on Sep 20, 2012 11:58 AM
Dale Safford
RE: 7504890 William E Harris
Hi Betty,

I have dealt with the information you provided below and have added what I could to the FindAGrave memorials. I should tell you that almost every memorial I recorded had a headstone with a birthdate that differed from your birthdate by a year or two. Also you mention 11 children but only list 10.
I knew William E. Harris (1921-2011) very well. My husband and I were members of Wesley United Methodist Church since 1978 and Bill was a very strong member there. He had an exceptional deep singing voice and would mostly do duets with Melvin Greenlund and they would always make a little joke before they sang a number. These two men sang at my husband's funeral in 2003.
Bill had one son and his wife Helen is still living, residing in the nursing home next door to me. The son James & wife Judy had two children, Cindy & Bill. Cindy lives in Iron River and has 4 children; Bill has three. Jane Harris
~ Dale ~
My family came to Stamburgh in the 1890's I am very interested in the above gentleman. His grandparents William and Jane (Wills) Harris are buried in Stamburgh Cemetary. They had eleven children Beatrice Haddow nee Harris born 1894 in UK William 1897 Michigan Albert 1900 Michigan Edward 1903 Michigan Richard Garfield 1904 Michigan George 1908 Michigan Arthur 1910 Michigan Helen 1913 Michigan Olive 1915 Michigan Gladys 1917 Michigan. Their mother Jane was my father's aunt. The family believed that William was a Minister of the Church, I don't know if this is true. The Wills family were all very musical and had very good singing voices and they all played the organ and piano mostly by ear. They belonged to the local Chapel and sang in the choir they went in and won competitions with their singing and with the choir. Living in a mining community the Chapel was their life. I read in the above obituary that William Harris sang and was a member of the Church, I don't know if you know this family but I thought they might like to know this information. Jane Wills also had two brothers in US William in Arizona and Joseph in Detroit. Joseph hsd two sons Norman and Horace they are on the 1940 census I don't know if the family know this.
Added by Dale Safford on Sep 17, 2012 1:41 PM
Dale Safford
RE: Harriss and Wills family
I have added this information to the webpage for Jane Harris. Thank you!

Harriss and Wills family
I see on the Stambaugh Cemetary site memorials for the above family.

I am related to the above my grandmother was a sister of Jane Harris nee Wills. The family came from a small mining village named Brea in Cornwall, their borthers William and Joseph also went to U.S.A. William lived in Arizona City and Joseph in Detroit, Joseph had two sons Horace and Norman.

Added by Dale Safford on Sep 17, 2012 12:54 PM
RE: Harris
Hi, Betty !

I actually have no idea where everyone is from. I know that my Dad was from upper Michigan (Iron River / Stambaugh Township area). Beyond that I have no idea ! Sorry !!

Added by Karen on Sep 13, 2012 12:51 PM

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