Elmer N. Harris

Male 1874 - 1961  (87 years)

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  • Name Elmer N. Harris 
    Born 1874 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1961 
    Age 87 years 
    Person ID I43766  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Family Ancestors Mary Emma Look,   b. 1875, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1960  (Age 85 years) 
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F16415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Son of Nathanial C. Harris and his wife, Amelia J. Onderdonk. Husband of Mary Emma Look. Elmer attended primary school in North Amboy and was a graduate of Williamstown High School. He learned the trade of machinist at Cleveland, Ohio, before return to Williamstown in 1891. He then joined his brother, Albert in business as a blacksmith. In 1896, he married Mary Emma Look. They had no children. In 1896, the brothers became dealers in farm machinery and hardware, and the business was thereafter known as Harris Brothers. in 1898 they took on the Deering LIne (later the McCormick-Deering Line) of farm imlements, adding the Oliver plow in 1912 and the Wilard Plow in 1922. Elmer purchased his brother's interest in the business in 1918, and it then became the Elmer N. Harris Co. When horseshoeing waned with the onset of the automobile, he dealth primarily with farm supplies and machinery until shortly before his death in 1861.

      Source: A Look at the Past, copyright 1991, Town of Williamstown.