MRS. MARGARET R. HARRIS, a highly esteemed resident of North township, Labette county, Kansas, has lived in her present home,the southeast quarter of section 8, - for the past thirty years. She is widely known in the county, where for many years her husband was one of the leading farmers and dairymen. Mrs. Harris was born in Monroe county, Virginia, in 1850, and is a daughter of George and Dolly Ann (Schafter) Denney. Soon after the birth of Margaret R., the subject of this sketch, George Denney died, and his wife then moved to Cole county, Missouri, where Mrs. Harris was reared. Her mother died when she was three years old, leaving her an orphan. She lived with her grandfather for a short time, and then with her aunt, until 1864.
In 1869 the subject hereof was married to J. H. Harris. He was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, and died in October, 1900. He was an honest, upright citizen, worthy of the confidence reposed in him, and his friends in Labette county, where he lived for a number of years, were legion. Mrs. Harris has 11 children, namely: Charles, who now manages the farm; Mary V.; Minnie M.; Effie M.; Leona; Willie and Allie, twins; Susie J.; Lottie; Ellen; and Inez.
Charles Harris, the eldest son, is now thirty years old. He owns the concern known as the Virginia Dairy, which was conducted by his father for twenty years. Charles Harris is a member of the A. 0. U. W., and also of the Anti-Horsethief Association.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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