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David R. Harris

Old Resident Died
After Long Illness


Laid at Rest

Mrs. Mary Harris, wife of David R. Harris sr., at 507 North Hyde Park avenue, died at her home yesterday afternoon at 3:40 o’clock after an illness of several months. Although suffering considerably, she did not take her bed until two weeks ago. She was a patient sufferer. For years, she was one of the best known women of this section of the city. In cases of illness, her advice was sought by many of the friends and neighbors.She was born seventy-three years ago in Merthyr Tydfl SouthWales and came to this country fifty years ago and all that time made this city her home. She was a member of the First Welsh Congregational church.Surviving are her husband and the following children: John R. Harris of Susquehanna; Mrs. A. B. Hughes of Danville; Robert Harris of Carbondale and David R. Harris of this city.

The announcement of the funeral will be made later.


Rev. David Jones of the First Welsh Congregational church, officiated at the funeral service over the remains of Mrs. David R. Harris Sr., of 507 North Hyde Park Avenue, at the family residence on Saturday afternoon. A large number of friends and relatives gathered at the home to pay their final respects to the departed. The many floral designs attested the love and esteem in which she was held. The body was borne to the Washburn street cemetery, where it was laid at rest.

The pall-bears were: Alfred Twining, David Roberts, John Richards, Robert Thomas, James Thomas, William Roberts and James Roberts.


  Death of David R. Harris



David R. Harris, Sr., one of the old residents of West Scranton, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 507 North Hyde Park avenue, after a few days'illness. On Monday last, he was overcome by the heat while watching some repairs being made to a neighbor’s home, and at first, his condition was not considered critical. On Friday, he showed signs of becoming weaker and continued to become worse until the end came yesterday after noon at 4:45 o’clock. Mr. Harris was bornin Merthyr Tydil, South Wales, seventy-four years ago and came to this country fifty years ago. He had resided since in this city. He engaged in mining and was employed by the Lackawanna company until he retired some seven years ago. His wife died nearly one year and a half ago. He was a well known citizen and i n his younge days took an active part in the local politics. He is a member of the Diamond Mine and Accidental fund.He is survived by the following children: John R. Harris, superintendent of the Electric light company of Susquehanna; Robert Harris of Carbondale, an engineer of the D.& H.; David R. Harris, Jr., a conductor on the Lackawanna, and Mrs. A.B. Hughes, of Danville, Pa.

The announcement of the funeral will be made later.