Emma Charlotte Harris

Emma Charlotte Harris

Female 1871 - 1959  (88 years)

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  • Name Emma Charlotte Harris 
    Born 22 Jan 1871  Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Sep 1959  Marshall, Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ridge Park Cemetery Marshall, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1574  Treespot
    Last Modified 23 May 2018 

    Father Philip Watkins Harris,   b. 2 May 1842, Appomattox County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1906, Norton, Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Almeda Holmes,   b. 15 Sep 1845, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1887, Marshall, Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 13 May 1868  Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Hurton "Harry" Morton,   b. 23 Dec 1863,   d. 1 Oct 1894, Marshall, Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1891  Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas J. "Tommy" Morton,   b. 31 Aug 1894, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1910, Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2018 
    Family ID F430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John R. "James" Solomon,   b. Jun 1877, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 17 Jan 1898  Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Myrtle A. Solomon,   b. 2 Mar 1899, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1914, Marshall, Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2018 
    Family ID F431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jan 1871 - Saline County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1891 - Saline County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jan 1898 - Saline County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1959 - Marshall, Saline County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ridge Park Cemetery Marshall, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Harris Family
    Harris Family
    Emma Charlotte Harris Morton Solomon
    Emma Charlotte Harris Morton Solomon
    Emma had a tragic life. Her mother, Almeda Harris, died after her twelfth child when Emma was 16 years old in 1887. Almeda's first two and last child died in infancy. Emma was the oldest child to survive infancy and had eight younger siblings to care for after her mother's death.

    Emma married Thomas Morton at age 20 in 1891. Three years later after their first child, Tommy Morton, was born, her husband died when Tommy was just over a month old in 1894.

    Emma remarried to John "James" Solomon four years later in 1898. They had a daughter, Myrtle Solomon in 1899.

    Unfortunately, Emma's son, Tommy Morton was accidentally shot and killed by a friend in a hunting accident when Tommy was 16 years old in 1910.

    Then four years later, Emma's daughter, Myrtle died of consumption in 1914.

    Not sure what happened to her second husband, but Emma lived to be 88 years old and died in 1959. Her youngest sister, Mollie Harris Vardiman took care of her in her old age. Emma died at home.
    Harris Sisters with Phil Vardiman
    Harris Sisters with Phil Vardiman
    Kathryn Hart Nunn Gibbons Porter on left (Stella Harris Nunn's daughter) with her cousin, Phil Vardiman, his mother Mollie Harris Vardiman (Stella's sister) and their sister, Emma Harris Morton Solomon (on right).
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Documents
    Newspaper Article announcing wedding of Emma Harris Morton to James Solomon on 17 Jan 1898 in Saline County, Missouri
    Newspaper Article announcing wedding of Emma Harris Morton to James Solomon on 17 Jan 1898 in Saline County, Missouri
    <i>The Marshall Republican</i> Marshall, Saline County, Missouri 29 April 1904 page 1 of 4
    The Marshall Republican Marshall, Saline County, Missouri 29 April 1904 page 1 of 4
    "Snapshots of the World's Fair" - nice description of what it was like to visit the St. Louis World's Fair, which was about two hours train ride away from Marshall, Missouri.
    <i>The Marshal Republican</i> Page 2 of 4 describing St. Louis World's Fair in 1904
    The Marshal Republican Page 2 of 4 describing St. Louis World's Fair in 1904
    Harris family lived in Marshall, Saline County, Missouri at the time of the St. Louis World's Fair. If any of them went it was about a two-hour train ride.
    Philip Watkins Harris - age 62
    Pearla Williams King Harris - age 39 (Philip's wife)
    Stella Almeda Harris - age 21 (daughter from Philip's 1st wife)
    Bertha King - age 20 (Pearla's youngest child from her 1st husband)
    Mary Josephine "Mollie" Harris - age 19 (youngest child from Philip's 1st wife)
    Thee Harris - age 9
    Jack Harris - age 7

    Emma Harris Morton Solomon - age 33 (Philip's oldest child)
    James Solomon - age 27 (Emma's husband)
    Tommy Morton - age 9 (Emma's son from 1st husband)
    Myrtle Solomon - age 5 (Emma's daughter from 2nd husband)

    Philip's sons from first wife:
    Richard Harris - age 32
    Philip H. Harris - age 30
    Edward Harris - age 28
    Giles Harris - age 27
    William Holmes Harris - age 23

    Lee Watkins Harris - age 24 (newlywed, he and Daisy married Sep 1903)
    Daisy M. King Harris - age 22 (Lee's wife and Pearla Williams King Harris' daughter from her 1st marriage)
    <i>Marshall Republican</i> Description of St. Louis World's Fair page 3 of 4
    Marshall Republican Description of St. Louis World's Fair page 3 of 4
    <i>The Marshall Republican</i> Description of St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 page 4 of 4
    The Marshall Republican Description of St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 page 4 of 4

    Headstones
    Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, Saline, Missouri
    Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, Saline, Missouri
    Mother - Emma Charlotte Harris Morton Solomon, age 88 (sister of Mary Josephine Harris Vardiman)
    Daughter - Myrtle A. Solomon, age 15
    Plot: Section 21 Lot 32

    Sources
    1880 Census Record Miami, Saline County, Missouri
    1880 Census Record Miami, Saline County, Missouri
    Head of Household - PW Harris, white, male, age 36, married, farmer, born in Virginia, both parents born in Virginia
    Wife - A, white, female, age 35, married, housekeeping, born in Virginia, both parents born in Virginia
    Daughter - EC, white, female, age 9, single, born in Missouri
    ? - RA, white, female, age 8, single (this should say male for Richard Ammon who was 8 years old in 1880), born in Missouri
    Son - PH, white, male, age 6, single, born in Missouri
    Son - EW, white, male, age 4, single, born in Missouri
    Son - TJ?, white, male, age 3, single (this should be Giles Thomas), born in Missouri
    Son - LW, white, male, age 5 months, single, born in Missouri
    Father - Ammon, white, male, age 72, widowed, born in Virginia, both parents born in Virginia
    Marriage License for T.H. Morton and Emma Harris 19 Sep 1891 in Saline County, Missouri
    Marriage License for T.H. Morton and Emma Harris 19 Sep 1891 in Saline County, Missouri
    Source: ancestry.com Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002
    Marriage License - James R. Sol??? and Emma Mor??? 17 Jan 1898 in Saline County, Missouri
    Marriage License - James R. Sol??? and Emma Mor??? 17 Jan 1898 in Saline County, Missouri
    Source: ancestry.com
    Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002
    Although the print is too faded to fully read there is enough evidence from the transcriptionist "Sol??? and Emma Mor???" to know this is the correct license and date for Emma's second marriage.
    1900 Census Saline County, Missouri
    1900 Census Saline County, Missouri
    Head of Household - John R. Solomon, white, male, born June 1877, age 22, married for 2 years, born in Missouri, farmer
    Wife - Emma, white, female, born Jan 1872, age 28, married for 2 years, 2 children, both living, born in Missouri, both parents born in Virginia
    Step-son - Thomas Morton, white, male, born Dec 1894, age 5, single, born in Missouri
    Daughter - Myrtle Solomon, white, female, born March 1899, age 1, single, born in Missouri
    Hired Hand - Claud Millsap, white, male, born June 1881, age 18, single, born in Missouri
    Census Record 1910 Marshall, Saline County, Missouri
    Census Record 1910 Marshall, Saline County, Missouri
    Head of Household - James R. Solomon, white, male, age 31, 1st marriage, married 12 years, farmer, general farming, born in Missouri, Father born in Tennessee, Mother born in Virginia
    Wife - Emma C. Solomon, white, female, age 38, 2nd marriage, married 12 years, 2 children, born in Missouri, both parents born in Virginia
    Daughter - Myrtle, white, female, age 11, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri
    Step-Son - Tommie Morton, male, age 15, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri

  • Notes 
    • Birthdate is best guess from conversation with Kathryn Hart Nunn in January 2000. According to her Emma was 16 years old when their mother died and Mollie was 2 years old.

      Emma was married twice. Had a child from each husband. Both children died at 16 years old.

      Emma took care of Stella and Mollie after their mother died until their father remarried.

      Emma was taken care of by Mollie in their older years.

      4 Dec 2011 - Conversation with Jeannette Vardiman
      Kathyrn was Emma's Daughter.
      Eva Sue is Kathyrn's daughter.
      Need to ask Billie Vardiman for more info.
    • (Research):15 Apr 2018 - listed in P.W. Harris Family Bible:
      "Our third, Emma C. Harris was born Jan. 22, 1871."

      16 Apr 2018 - Email from Aunt Billie
      "I also have Aunt Emma Solomon's death certificate. She was one of Grandma Mollie's older sisters.
      Where Grandma Mollie lived in Slater was originally Aunt Emma's home and Grandma either bought it or inherited it. Grandma Mollie took care of her sister, Emma, in her home until her death in her home. Grandma worked as a non-licensed LPN, caring for people in their homes. I used to call Aunt Emma, Aunt Enema, not knowing the difference! My job was to embarrass my parents, I think!"

      23 May 2018 - According to 1900 Census Emma was born in Jan 1872. She had 2 children, both living at the time. findagrave.com shows her birthyear as 1871 and so does the tombstone where she is buried next to her daughter, Myrtle Solomon who died at age 15. They are buried at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, Saline County, Missouri in Section 21 Lot 32.


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