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Harris, Henry Knight


Age: 0, credited to Stamford, VT
Unit(s): 10th MA INF
Service: Pvt, Co. B, 10 MA INF

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Birth: 04/12/1838, Stamford, VT
Death: 03/30/1929

Burial: Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, IL
Marker/Plot: Section 3, Row 25
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 32304216


Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/18/1890, IL; widow Mary, 4/4/1929, IL
Portrait?: Findagrave
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Unknown


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Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, IL

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Passes Away at his Home in Wauconda on Thursday Morning

Henry K. Harris, a resident of Lake county for more than sixty years, a Civil War veteran and one of the oldest residents of the county in point of age, passed away at his home in Wauconda, at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, after an extended illness due to his advanced age.

The deceased was prominently known throughout the county and was active for the greater part of his life in G. A. R. Affairs. His death will bring sorrow in all sections of the county.

He was born in Stanford, Vt., on April 12, 1838. He enlisted for service in the Civil War early in the conflict, serving with the Tenth Massachusetts infantry and he participated in several of the major battles of the rebellion.

At the close of the war he came to Lake county settling in Wauconda. There in September in 1878 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Griswold of Wauconda. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary three years ago.

For many years before he was forced to retire on account of his age he served as caretaker of the Wauconda cemetery. His work in behalf of the Wauconda Post of the G. A. R. Won his election as senior vice commander of that unit.

He was the father of ten children, nine of whom with his wife, Mrs. Mary Harris, aged 80 years, survive. The children are: William, of Lake Bluff,; Clyde of Libertyville, and George, Bert and Louis of Wauconda, and Mrs. Marian Scott, Mrs. Ella Cady, Mrs. H. C. Sorenson and Miss Laura Harris, all of Wauconda. A son, Paul, died nine years ago.

Funeral services will be held I the Federated church in Wauconda at two o'clock Sunday afternoon. Members of the Wauconda Legion Post will act as pallbearers while the Libertyville Legion will be represented by a squad of buglers and a firing squad.

Source: Waukegan News-Sun, March 29, 1929.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.