Raymond George Turner

Charles HARRIS

Name: Charles Harris

Date of Birth: 1855

Birth Location: Inlet Park, Busselton, Western Australia

Also Known As:

Age at Burial: 74 years

Date of Death: 15 July 1929

Death Location: St John Of God Hospital, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 15 July 1929

Denomination: Anglican B

Row/Grave: Row 8 Grave #102

Grave Transcription:

In Loving Memory

Of

ELLEN

Beloved wife of

Charles Harris

Who departed this life

19 June 1911

Aged 61 years

Also CHARLES HARRIS

Died July 15 1929

Aged 74 Years

Thy will be done

Father:  Ebenezer Harris born 1833, England.  Died 8 September 1914, buried Busselton Pioneer Cemetery (headstone present)

Mother: Catherine Scanlon born 1832, Ireland.  Died January 1917, buried Busselton Pioneer Cemetery (no headstone)

Grandparents (father): Charles Harris born approx. 1811, England.  Arrived Australind, Western Australia aboard the ship “Diadem” in 1842 with his wife Winifred (Sharpe) born 28 July 1808 and their children.  Charles and Winifred moved to Wagga Wagga, NSW.  Charles died 9 Feb 1886 and Winifred died 31 August 1879.

Grandparents (mother): John Scanlon and Johanna Moore

Siblings:

John Harris – born 13 July 1857, Quindalup, Western Australia.  Died 22 November 1936, buried Dunsborough, Western Australia.  Married Sabina Abbey in 1892.

Ebenezer Joseph Harris – born 27 August 1858, Quindalup, Western Australia.  Died June 1936, Claremont, Western Australia, buried Karrakatta Cemetery.  Married Sarah Jane Donnethorne on 13 March 1903.

Harriet Harris – born 21 March 1860, Quindalup, Western Australia.  Died 1950, Quindalup, WA.  Married Michael Marnin.

Andrew Harris – born 17 February 1862, Quindalup, Western Australia.  Died 25 November 1933

Catherine Harris – born 8 October 1865, Quindalup, Western Australia.  Died 1944.  Married James Johnston in 1909

George Benjamin Harris – born 21 April 1870, Quindalup, Western Australia.  Died 16 June 1960, Busselton, Western Australia.  Married to Hannah Sarah Delaporte – Daughter of Anna Ellen House and John Delaporte.

Amelia (Millie) Maria Harris – born 26 July 1872, Quindalup, Western Australia.  Died 1947.  Married to Frederick Augustus Klaehn in 1904.

Spouse:

Anna Ellen House – born 14 August 1849, Wonnerup, Western Australia.  Died 19 June 1911, Capel , Western Australia

Children:

Fred Charles Harris.  Born 1879, Yokanup, Western Australia.  Died 18 January 1955, Capel Western Australia.  Married Maud Jane House

Edward Harris.  Born 1881, Yokanup, Western Australia.  Died 2 June, Wellington District, Western Australia.  Married Ellen Curley Winwood.

Albert Thomas Harris.  Born 1882, Yokanup, Western Australia.  Died 1885

Bertha Capel Harris.  Born 1884, Happy Valley, Western Australia.  Died 5 April 1909.

Amelia Sarah Harris (Sarah).  Born 1887, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 18 June 1968, Yarloop, Western Australia.  First Marriage to Martin Peter Elvis.   Second Marriage to Leslie Gillard.

Martha Harris.  Born 9 October 1889, Martinup, Western Australia.  Died 27 April 1970, Capel, Western Australia.  Married Frederick David Williams

Charles Thomas Harris.  Born 9 March 1892.  Died 17 August 1970, Perth Western Australia.  Married Lavinia Jane (Dolly) Scott.

Occupation: Timber Mill worker, Farmer

Military Service: N/A

Their Story

Charles Harris born 1855 at Inlet Park, Busselton in Western Australia, was the first child and eldest son to Ebenezer Harris and Catherine Scanlon. His father Ebenezer arrived, along with his parents, Charles and Winifred and siblings in 1842 aboard the Diadem at Australind.

Grandparents arrival to Western Australia:

Charles and Winifred Harris arrived at the Australind Settlement, Western Australia aboard the ship Diadem on the 10 April 1842, along with their children David b-3 Feb 1831, Ebenezer b-1833, Maria b-1835, George b-1838 and Harriet b-1841.  They settled at Australind where Charles was employed as a farm labourer and the first Police officer of the Australind Area. They moved down the coast to Bunbury where their next child Hannah, was born in 1843, then to Wakenup where Amelia was born on 25 August 1844, and lastly to Busselton where Charles was born on 30 June 1846, at Cattle Chosen, the home of the Bussell family.   Charles and Winifred built a house at Quindalup where the family starting farming.

Trove Article – Charles Harris Constable – link

Charles his wife Winifred along with George and Amelia and possibly Charles Jnr left Western Australia and sailed to NSW and settled in Wagga Wagga in about 1866-1867.

Their son David and his wife Ellen Gallagher and children followed them shortly after, in 1868.

Charles appears to have continued farming after relocating to NSW, he possibly relocated due to land being made available by the government in this area, at this time. Also, a possible reason to move to NSW was Winifred had family of a deceased sister living in the area. (Surname Clout)

Winifred died on 31 August 1870; she was 59 years of age and died of disease of the Heart.  She is buried in the Wagga Wagga cemetery. Her religion was Wesleyan Methodist.

After Winifred’s Death in 1870, Charles married once again, to Sarah Oxley, on 21 February 1871, he was 60 years of age. Sarah was previously been married to Frederick Bartlett. In 1872 Charles Harris can be found living on Albury Road, Wagga Wagga.

Charles died on the 9 February 1886, at Brucedale, Wagga Wagga, NSW. He died from old age. His occupation was listed as a farmer, and he was 76 years old. He was buried in Wagga Wagga. Charles religion was Wesleyan Methodist.

Charles and Winifred’s daughter Maria stayed in Western Australia as she had married James Moore in 1852 at Australind. They continued to live in Bunbury.   James Moore’s family had also arrived on the ship Diadem in 1842. It can be summised, that the families remained close, as James Moore left money in his Will to both Ebenezer Harris, his brother-in-law and a son of Amelia Harris, his sister-in-law, in Wagga Wagga.

It can not be determined which daughter, Harriet or Hannah died in 1854 at the Australind settlement after eating a poisonous plant, and no further can be found as to which sister may have survived. Nothing more is known of the movements of their last son Charles, born in 1846 at Cattle Chosen, Busselton.

Parents Story:

Ebenezer Harris, born 1833, who arrived at age 9 to Western Australia, remained at Quindalup after his parents’ departure. He now had a wife, Catherine Scanlon, who he had married on 24 April 1855, at Inlet Park, Busselton, where he was working at the time.  Catherine was born in Ireland and had arrived in Western Australia aboard the ship “Clara” in 1853. They farmed at Quindalup and fished the local waters.  They raised their young family on the family farm, in the area between the beach and the inlet. Ebenezer Harris died at Busselton on the 8 September 1914, he is buried at the Busselton Pioneer Cemetery. He was 81 years of age and had been married to Catherine for 58 years. He was survived by all his eight children and his wife Catherine.  Catherine Harris died on the 3 January 1917, at Quindalup. She is buried at the Busselton Pioneer Cemetery.

Charles Story:

Charles Harris born 1855, the eldest son of Ebenezer and Catherine, spent the early years of his life growing up in the Quindalup/Dunsborough area with his parents and siblings. In early life, he would have known his grandparents and aunts and uncles who lived in the area until he was about 13 years of age when they departed for NSW.  Later he was employed at various timber mills, most likely this was an industry familiar to the family and employed many fit young men of the time.  He worked in areas including the Ballarat Mill just north of Busselton at Lockville, which was WA’s first railway line in 1871.

Charles married in 1878 at the age of 23 years, to Anna Ellen House who was 29 years at the time of marriage.  Anna was born on 14 August 1849 at Wonnerup, Western Australia.  She was the daughter of William House and Martha Higgins.

Anna Ellen House had a first marriage to John Charles Delaporte in 1869.  He was born 1843 and died 1876 and was the son of John Delaporte and Emma Penfold. They had four children together, William John Charles Delaporte born 1870, Alice Eliza Delaporte born 1872, Hannah Sarah Delaporte born 1874 and Henry Thomas Delaporte born 1876.

It must be noted that Anna Ellen House’s daughter, from her first marriage to John Delaporte, called Hannah Sarah Delaporte born 1874, married her mother’s second husband, Charles Harris’s younger brother, George Benjamin Harris, in 1896.

During the early years of their marriage 1879-1884 Charles and Anna lived in Yokanup where their first four children were born.  Yokanup is now called Yoganup or Happy Valley.  It was situated on the Ludlow River, next to the Ballarat Railway line which connected Yokanup to Wonnerup.  The town site was used as an outstation for the timber workers and the Mill. There was even a small school on site, though Charles and Anna’s children would have been too young at his stage to attend. It was an extremely dangerous industry, with many fatalities and severely injured men, mainly from falling trees during the logging process. At the timber mills, during 1880 two men were killed in separate accidents at the Yokanup Mill, this would have played on the minds of many young families in the area, worrying about the safety of their loved ones.

Timber Mills of Western Australia.- link

Charles and Anna left the Yokanup/Wonnerup area and purchased farming land in Capel, at Stirling Estate.

Trove Article 1921 – Drainage of Stirling Estate – link

Here they started farming, primarily dairy farming. They were well regarded by the local community. Their children married into many local families, including Frederick, Edward and Amelia, before the death of their mother Anna, in 1911.  The family also suffered through the loss of Bertha, their sister and daughter in 1909. She was only 25 years when she died and is buried in the Bunbury Pioneer Cemetery.

Anna’s children, from her first marriage to John Delaporte also married; William John Charles Delaporte married Lucy Hurst in 1898, Alice Eliza Delaporte married Daniel Sinclair in 1892, Hannah Sarah Delaporte married George Benjamin Harris in 1896 and Henry Thomas Delaporte married Emily Ada Harwood in 1899.

Anna Ellen Harris died on the 19 June 1911, she was 61years of age and is buried at the Capel Cemetery.

In 1925 Charles Harris sold his farm in Capel and moved back to Quindalup and lived with his brother Andrew, until his death on 15 July 1929.  Charles was 74 years old. He died at St John of God Hospital in Subiaco Perth.  He was buried at Capel Cemetery with his wife.

Trove Article Obituary – link

Trove Article Obituary – link

Charles and Anna’s Children:

Their eldest son Frederick Harris married Maud Jane House at Jarrahdale in 1899.  Maud was born in 1878 at Capel and is the daughter of William House 1842-1917 and Martha Pickersgill 1854 – 1883, and the Granddaughter of William House and Martha Higgins

William House (Maud’s Father) born 1842 was the son of William House and Martha Higgins. This means Maud and Frederick were first cousins.  Anna Ellen House (Frederick’s mother) and William House (Maud’s father) were brother and sister.

Frederick and Maud lived at Capel, Western Australia both can be found on the electoral roll, in 1903 living at Fernsdale, which is near Goodwood Road and then all other electoral rolls, they are located at Capel and listed as occupation, Farmer.  In February 1929 -1931 Frederick had additional employment as a traffic inspector for Capel Road Board, though this position did not last long because he didn’t like the fact that he was making bad friends and people were talking about him, so he resigned.

Fred and Maud had eight children together:

1)Gladys Maud Harris b-1901 Capel d-1901 Capel ,5months old

2)Edward Charles Harris b-16 Aug 1902, Bunbury WA d-12 June 1969, Western Australia.

Private Edward Charles Harris W30992, 19TH Garrison Battalion, W70572, 5th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps Married in 1929 to Olive Mary Fennell b-1913 d-1996. The daughter of Charles Fennell and May Brockman.  Edward and Olive had 10 children.

3)Rex Frederick Harris b-25 Nov 1904. Bunbury WA D-22 Nov 1990, Busselton. Private Rex Frederick Harris WX34410, 19TH Garrison Battalion. Married in 1927 in the Wellington District W.A – to Laura Fennell b-10 May 1909 d -14 May 2002. The daughter of Charles Fennell and Mary Brockman.  Rex and Laura had 6 children.

4)Owen Harris b- 1906 d-1980 Perth WA. Married Grace James on the 20 April 1929 they had one son.

5)Hilda Harris b-1907 d- 1979, Bunbury WA. Married Anthony Joachim Busquets, they had one daughter.

6)Vera Harris b- 3- Sept – 1909 d-8 -June-1977. Married Matthias Jolly Fisher b-3 Nov 1892 d-22 Dec 1970. Matthias was born in Northam in 1892 and the son of Stanley Fisher and Eliza Anne Walker. They had four children.

7)Percy Harris b- 13 July 1914. Died 1 Dec 1990. Private: WX14846 10TH Armoured Regiment. Married Ruby Florence Barndon, they had one stillborn child born 1938.

8)Beatrice Winifred Harris. B- 1917 d-1979. Married Kimberly Joachim Busquets (known as Kim). Beatrice known as Betty married Kimberly Joachim Busquets in 1937, brother to Anthony Joachim Busquets who married Beatrice’s Sister Hilda. They lived and worked on a farm at Capel called Bernema Park; this was originally Kim’s father and stepmother’s farm. They had two children together. Beatrice died on 24 July 1979 and Kimberly (Kim) died 28 Oct 1995 both are buried in the Bunbury Cemetery.

Maud Harris died 9 July 1946 and is buried at Capel in the 7TH Day Adventist Section; she was 70 years of age.  Frederick died 18 January 1955 and buried at Capel 7TH Day Adventist Section, he was 74.

Edward Harris born 1881 was the second child and son of Charles Harris and Anna House.  He was born in Yokanup, Western Australia.

In 1903 Edward was working in Capel as a Labourer

In 1909 he married Ellen Curley Winwood in the Wellington District, WA.  Ellen was known as Nellie and she was born in 1888 in Northam Western Australia. She is the daughter of John Winwood and Ellen Curley.

Edward and Ellen are on the electoral roll in 1910, living in Boyanup. Edward is employed as a line repairer for the railways. Edward and Nellie can then be found living in Picton, Western Australia in 1914.  Edwards’s occupation was a Fettler, a person who does repair or maintenance work on a railway, this is also the occupation of some of Nellie’s family members. In 1916 they can be found in Cookernup, Western Australia and once again, his occupation was a Fettler. They were in Burracoppin in 1925 and Edward was a length runner for the Railways and the same occupation in 1931 and living in Ballidu. In the 1943,1949 and 1954 electoral rolls they can be found in Boyanup and Edward has an occupation as a repairer.

Edward and Ellen had 11 children together:

1)Roy Edward Harris b- 18 Nov 1909, Wellington District, WA. (Possibly Boyanup) d-1980. Private: WX14813, 2/11 Battalion. Married Ester Cunnold in 1931, she was born 3 June 1913 and the daughter of Oliver Albert Cunnold and Sarah Ann Withers.

2)Stillborn son born and died 17.1.1911 at Picton. Buried at Picton Junction on Lot 154 by Alfred J Judd in witness of Edward Harris

3)Charles Henry Harris b- 1914 Wellington District, died 27 May 1945 WW2. Private: W7851 2/4TH Machine Gun Battalion (memorial at Boyanup)

4)Myrtle May Harris b-1916, Wellington District, WA. (Possibly Cookernup).

Married Harry Delaporte b-14 Aug 1914, d-12 Sept 1944, South China Sea, during WII.  Son of Henry Thomas Delaporte and Emily Ada Harwood. Henry Thomas Delaporte was the son of John and Ellen Delaporte (nee House), this means Myrtle and Harry were cousins.

Private: WX8011, 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion (prisoner of war)

Second Marriage to Alfred Shaw

5)Alexander James Harris b-18 Jan 1919, Canning, WA d-11 Dec 2004. Private: W11319, 28 Australian Infantry Battalion

6)Ellen Bertha Harris b-1921, Canning, WA. Married Claude Knott – prisoner of war, Private WX7616  2/4 Machine Gun Battalion.  Claude was born on the 17.7.17 at Hitchen, Hereford in England and the son of Fred Ernest Lloyd Knott and Mabel Dithkey he arrived in Western Australia aboard the ship “Beltana” on 3.10.1928 aged 11 years and was one of the Fairbridge Farm boys and lived in Henry Hudson House

7)Winifred Eileen Harris b-1923, Canning, WA. Married Eric Resta

8)Cecil Edward Harris b-10 Nov 1925, Wellington, WA d-12 March 1948.  Joined the Royal Australian Airforce during WW2, he was killed in a car accident on March 12, 1948, along with his friend Charles Bell. He is buried at the Boyanup Cemetery in grave 166 alongside his parents. Charles Bell is in grave 167 next to his mate.

Royal Australia Air force, Leading Aircraftsman: 84308

9)Linda Joyce Harris b-1928, Wellington, WA. Died 2014. Married Frederick Charles King

10)Ronald Eric Harris b-1930, Wellington, WA. Married Clair lee (unknown)

11)James Leslie Harris b 1932. (Jim). Married Leslie Beris Ireland

Edward died on the 2 June 1955 at the age of 74 he is buried in the Boyanup Cemetery in Grave 165 C of E.  Ellen Curley Harris died on the 16 July 1981 aged 93 years and is also buried in the same grave. Ellen lived an additional 26 years after Edward death.

They had four sons join the Australian war effort. Their second son Charles died as a prisoner of war in Borneo. They also lost a son in law to the war.

 

Albert Thomas Harris b- 1882 was the third child for Charles Harris and Anna House, he was born at Yokanup, Western Australia and died in 1885.

Bertha Capel Harris b 1884 was the fourth child for Charles Harris and Anna House. She was born in Happy Valley in Western Australia.  She died 5 April 1909.  She was 25 years of age.  She was buried on Saturday the 20 of March 1909 at the Church of England Cemetery in Bunbury. Which no longer exists and is now a memorial Pioneer Park.

It is not known what illness Bertha had, but she was ill for about four months and lived in Busselton before being conveyed to Bunbury Hospital before her death.  Her brother Frederick wrote in the Bunbury Herald Newspaper on Thursday 8 April 1909.

Thankyou

I desire to sincerely THANK those ladies who were so very kind to my sister while she was lying in the Bunbury Hospital during her last fatal illness, and especially Mrs Balston, whose kindness and sympathy helped greatly to sooth her last hours.  Also those who sent messages of sympathy and floral tokens in the hour of our bereavement.  F. C. Harris – Capel 5/4/09.

Amelia Sarah Harris b- 1887 was the fifth child for Charles Harris and Anna House, she was born at Capel, Western Australia. Known as Sarah.

Amelia’s first marriage was to Martin Peter Elvis in 1905 at Capel, Western Australia.  Martin was born in 1878 at Barkstead, Victoria, he was the son on Peter Elvis and Elizabeth Young. Amelia was 18 at time of marriage and Martin was 27.

Together they may have initially lived in Hoffman Landing at the Hoffman Mill site, but by 1918 they lived in Capel with their three daughters, Marjorie Ellen Elvis born 1906, Rita Bertha Elvis born 1910 and Jean Florence Elvis born 19.11 1916.

Martin Peter Elvis died on 19 March 1918 at the age of 39 years and is buried in the Capel Cemetery.

Their daughter Jean Florence Elvis died a few years later and is buried with her father at the Capel Cemetery.

Amelia married a second time to Leslie Gillard in 1920.  Amelia was 33 years of age and Leslie was 27.  Leslie was born in 1893, in Melbourne Victoria, Australia and the son of Henry Edmonds Gillard and Matilda Ewen.  Together they had a daughter born 1923 and named Joan Gillard.  They also had another Daughter Betty Jacqueline born Oct 1930 who died at 19 days old.

West Australia Newspaper Wednesday 12 November 1930:

GILLARD – On November 11, 1930, Betty Jacqueline the dearly beloved daughter of Mr and Mrs Gillard of Yarloop, and fond sister of Marge, May, Joan, aged 19 days.

After they married Amelia and Leslie moved to Yarloop in Western Australia. In 1925 Leslie was employed as an engine driver but by 1931 he is listed as a storekeeper in Yarloop.  Amelia is listed as home duties. Leslie continued this occupation until his retirement.

MARJORIE ELLEN ELVIS born 23 July 1906 at Capel, Western Australia married Alexander George Murdoch on the 25 September 1926. Alexander was the son of Alexander Paul Murdoch and Margaret Bloomer and was born on 12 September 1904 in Fremantle. Marjorie and Alexander had five children together.

RITA BERTHA MAY ELVIS born 1910, (known as May) Western Australia married Albert Victor Archibald in Perth, Western Australia in 1932. They lived in Yarloop, Western Australia. Albert was the son of William Archibald and Eliza Maher.  Rita and Albert had three sons together.

JOAN LESLEY GILLARD born 1923, Western Australia married prior to 1949 to Leslie Arthur Higgins born 1918 son of Arthur John Higgins and Annie Lorna Grace Scarlett.  They lived in Yarloop, Western Australia during their early marriage and then moved to Perth in approx. 1958. Together they had four children. After Joan’s mother died, her father came to live with her at 70 Normanby Road, Inglewood, Perth.

Amelia died in 18 June 1968 at Yarloop, she was 81 years of age. She is buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in the Anglican section ZA 0498 along with her daughter Betty. Leslie died 12 December 1976 at Inglewood, Perth, Western Australia he was 83 years of age. His ashes are in the garden of remembrance section at Karrakatta Cemetery Wall EC Section 13,101

Martha Harris b- 9 October 1889. Sixth child of and daughter of Charles Harris and Anna Ellen House. She was born at Martinup in Western Australia. (approx. 16km from Capel)

Martha married Frederick David Williams on 12 June 1912 at the Church of England in Capel.  Frederick also known as Dave was born in 1887 at Capel, Western Australia he was the son of Thomas Williams and Helena Dilley, local to Capel, Western Australia

Children:

1)Gladys Bertha Williams, b-1913, Capel, WA, d-23 April 1924, Capel, WA.  Buried Capel Cemetery.

2)Linda Jesse Williams, b-23 Feb 1915, Capel, WA, d-28 Jan 1988, Capel, WA. Buried Capel Cemetery along with her husband.

Married Harold Leslie Griffiths b-22 Dec 1912 d-1987. They had one daughter.

Private Harold Griffiths W70532, 5TH Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

3)Colin George Williams, b-6 Mar 1917, Capel, WA, d-10 Oct 1992, Donnybrook, WA. Buried Capel Cemetery along with his wife.

Sergeant Army: WX39758, 5TH Australian Infantry, TPS WKSP A E M E

Married (6 Sept 1941) to Dulcie May (Tim) Heatley b-17 Aug 1920 d-19 Jul 1992, they had five children.

4)Lorna May Williams, b-1919, Capel, WA, d-8 Sept 1999, Capel, WA. Buried Capel Cemtery along with her husband.

Married Vivian Roy (Jim) Harrison b-1913 d-22 Aug 1989.  Son of Emma Lily Harrison and Herbert Charles Williams.  They had 5 children.

5) Mavis Joyce Williams, b-1922, Capel, WA, d-2007, Bunbury, WA. Buried Bunbury Cemetery along with her husband.

Married Richard Okle b-4 Feb 1919 d-17 Dec 1981 they had four children.

Richard Okle – Royal Australian Navy (24260) Rand – Ord SMN

6)Clarice Dawn Williams, b-5 Feb 1929 d – 19 Sept 2018, Bunbury.  Buried Capel Cemetery along with her husband.

Married (24 April 1948) to Brian Barnes Sanderson b-7 June 1924  d- 11 Jan 2020, they had 4 children.

Brain Barnes Sanderson, Private Australian Army W83647, 1ST Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

Martha and Frederick (David) lived in Capel, Western Australia, both being children from local families in Capel.  On the 1943,54,58 electoral rolls, they are located at Stirling Road in Capel, Frederick’s occupation is listed as a Labourer, he worked for the roads department and then as a Farmer.  They lived their entire lives in the Capel area.

On the 23 April 1924 they lost their eldest daughter Gladys, who died from chicken pox or measles and is buried at the Capel Cemetery.

Frederick David Williams died on 15 March 1961 aged 74 years and was buried at the Capel Cemetery. Martha died on 27 April 1970 and is buried alongside her husband.

Charles Thomas Harris born 9th March 1892 at Capel and was the seventh and last child for Charles Harris and Anna Ellen House

Charles married Lavinia Jane (Dolly) Scott she was born 1892 at Minninup and the daughter of William Proctor Scott and Lavinia Susanna Higgins.  They were married on 28 June 1916 at the old Stratham School in Stratham, Western Australia

In the early years of their marriage, they can be found living in Capel, they then move to Yarloop for several years and then eventually to Perth.

Charles Harris died in Perth and is buried at Karrakatta Cemetery on 17 August 1970 and Lavinia spent some time in a Manning Hospital before she died on 7 June 1978.

They had four children together.

1)Douglas Percival Harris b-1917. D- 2009 Married Thelma Eastcott b-1921 d-1988 and had two children.

2)Keith Charles Harris b-1920. Married Stella Hall and had 3 children.

3)Gladys Lavinia Harris b- 1921 d-9.12.1979 Married Frank Shoosmith b-1908 d-18.12.1960 they had two sons.

4)Ross Augustus Harris b-1923 d-1979. Married Eileen Macalister had one daughter.

 

Story compiled by researcher PP and descendant of Charles Harris (member of the CDCP team)

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Charles and Ellen Harris
Harris Family 1903 Harris-Donnethorne wedding

Ebenezer Harris + Sarah Jane Donnethorne Wedding 1903 with Harris family memebers including Ebenezer Snr and Catherine seated right