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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Gene Carroll "G.C." Harris and Alice Holden

Gene Carroll Harris, Sr. was born 8/21/1914 in Union County, SC to Edward Boyd Harris (DOB 5/23/1877 in Union County, SC; DOD 7/1/1930 in Union County, SC) and Ida Mae Shaw (DOB 8/24/1882 in Rockingham, Richmond County, NC; DOD 6/10/1955 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). He was one of 6 children, 5 boys and 1 girl. G.C. Harris, Sr. is the brother of Stan's direct ancestor, Clyde Harris, his grandfather.

1910 U.S. Census of Union,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T624_1474; Page:  2A; Enumeration District:  123; Image:  1061, Lines 12-18, "Boyd E. Harris"
Boyd E. Harris, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 30 yrs old (DOB 1880), First marriage, Married 5 yrs (DOM 1905), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write, Engineer in cotton mill, Rents home
Ida M. Harris, Wife, F, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1883), First marriage, Married 5 yrs, Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Can read and write
James M. Harris, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Walter E. Harris, Son, M, W, 2 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 11/12 mos old (DOB 1909), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Bennie Harris (sic, looks like Bernice Harris which is correct but Ancestry.com has her indexed as Bennie Harris), Sister, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1886), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Spooler at cotton mill
Bessie Harris, Sister, F, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC

1920 U.S. Census of Union,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T625_1713; Page:  7B; Enumeration District:  144; Image:  931, Lines 62-70, "Boyd Harris"
Boyd Harris, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Stationary Engineer
Ida Harris, Wife, F, W, 37 yrs old (DOB 1883), Married, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC (1910 Census says Ida was born in NC, Father born in England and Mother born in Maryland)
Minna Harris (sic, should be James Minor Harris and looks like Minor but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Minna Harris), Daughter (sic.?), F (sic, ?), W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1906), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Mill Laborer
Walter Harris, Son, M, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1910), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Bernice L. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1913), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Dee C. Harris (sic, should be Gene Carrol "G.C." Harris but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Dee C. Harris), Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Leo Harris, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1917), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Lizzie Shaw, Boarder, F, W, 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

1930 U.S. Census of Railroad Ave, Glenn Springs, Union, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: 2215; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 338.0, Lines 6-18, "Boyd Harris"
Boyd Harris, Rents house at $9/months, Owned radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1878), Married at age 26 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Police for cotton mill
Ida May Harris (sic), Wife, F, W, 46 yrs old (DOB 1884), Can read and write, Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Weaver at cotton mill
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
Burnice Harris (sic), Daughter, F, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1913), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
G. Boyd Harris (sic, should be Gene Carroll "G.C." Harris), Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1915), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Run drawings at cotton mill
Leo Harris, Son, M, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1917), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
James M. Harris, Son, M, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1906), Married at age 19 yrs old (DOM 1925), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Moulder at iron foundary
Feri Harris (sic), Daughter-in-law, F, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1903), Married at age 22 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in England, Mother born in SC, Housekeeper for private family
James B. Harris, Grandson, M, W, 1 yrs old (DOB 1929), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Walter Harris, Son, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1908), Married at age 20 yrs old (DOM 1928), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
Madge Harris, Daughter-in-law, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Married at age 17 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Drawing in at cotton mill
Hellen Harris (sic), Granddaughter, 1 yr 7/12 mos old (DOB 1928), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lizzie Shaw, Sister-in-law, F, W, 59 yrs old (DOB 1871), Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Spooler at cotton mill

Gene Carol Harris, Sr. married Alice Holden on 6/2/1939 in Union, Union County, SC. Alice Trucy Holden (aka Alice Treecy Holden) was born 1/7/1916 in Swain County, NC to James Henry Holden and Bertha Ida Hyde.

1940 U.S. Census of Railroad Avenue, Buffalo, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T627_3843; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 44-24, Lines 65-60, "Ida M. Harris"
Ida M. Harris, Head, Rents home for $6, F(emale), W(hite), 57 yrs old (DOB 1883), Widowed, Attended school thru 4th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935
G.C. Boyd Harris (sic), Son, M, W, 25 yrs old (DOB 1915), Married, Attended school thru 6th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Spare hand in cotton mill
Bernice L. Harris, Daughter-in-law (sic, should be daughter), F, W, 26 yrs old (DOB 1914), Married, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Battey Filler (sic) in cotton mill
Leo W. Harris, Son, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1918), Single, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Cabler in cotton mill
Jessie M. Warren, Granddaughter, F, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1937), Born in SC

Railroad St, Union, SC near Monarch Mill (cotton mill). There is no house of that house number any more.

Part of the Harris family. Edward Boyd Harris is the white haired gentleman in the back, center. His wife, Ida Mae Shaw is the lady 2nd from the right wearing glasses. Their daughter, Bernice, is the woman between them wearing the black stockings like her mother. Edward Boyd Harris' mother, Sarah Brakefield Harris, wife of Gamewell Calhoun Harris, is the white haired old lady to the left of Boyd. Ida Mae Shaw, Charity Sibley Shaw, is the short little old lady in front.

Gene Carroll Harris served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

G.C. and Alice Harris had 4 children:

1) Alice Faye Harris (DOB 1941 in Union, Union County, SC; living) married Harold Dean Davis (DOB 1/13/1940 in Union, Union County, SC; DOD 1/7/2015 in Union, Union County, SC). They had 1) Bryan Keith Davis (living) married Kelly D. Parkins. 2) Stacy Lynn Davis (living) married Eric W. Hartley. 3) Donald Dean Davis (DOB 2/24/1962 in Union, Union County, SC; DOD 2/25/1962 in Union, Union County, SC). 4) Ronald Davis (DOB 2/24/1962 in Union, Union County, SC; DOD 2/25/1962 in Union, Union County, SC)

2) Gene Carroll Harris, Jr. (DOB 9/1/1943 in Bryson City, Swain County, NC; DOD 7/30/2014 in Union, Union County, SC) married Cheryl Grady (DOB 5/5/1948 in Whitmire, Union County, SC; DOD 2/2/2012 in Union, Union County, SC). They had 1) Gene Carroll Harris, III (living) married Lisa A. White. 2) Michael Lewis Harris (living) married Wendy Lawson. 3) Rebecca Michelle Harris (living) married Shannon Austin (DOB 3/13/1971 in ? ; DOD 12/27/2016 in Union County, SC). 4) Mark Anthony Harris (living) married Erica.

3) Richard Wayne Harris, Sr. (DOB 5/18/1947 in Brevard, Transylvania County, NC; DOD 1/26/2015 in Union, Union County, SC) married Janet Josephine Clark (living).

4) Linda June Harris (DOB 1949 in Union, Union County, SC; living) married Joe Ed Littlejohn, Sr. (living). They had 1) Joe Ed Littlejohn, Jr. (living) married Susan (living) and they had Carmen Tricy Littlejohn. 2) Thomas Paige Littlejohn (living). 3) Allison Vernell Littlejohn (living) married Tom Routon (living). They had Anna June Routon and Christopher Cody Routon.



Alice Treecy Holden Harris died 12/31/1954 in Una community of Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC. She was outside hanging out clothes and died suddenly. She was only 38 years old. Her eldest daughter, Alice, would have been 13 yrs old. Gene Harris, Jr. would have been 9 yrs old. Richard Wayne Harris would have been 7 yrs old and Linda June Harris would have been 5 yrs old.

Findagrave.com
Alice Holden Harris
Birth: Jan. 7, 1916, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1954, USA
Family links:
Spouse: Gene C. Harris (1914 - 1963)
Burial: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Union, Union County, South Carolina, USA
Created by: LindaLou
Record added: Mar 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34718316

Gene C. Harris died 6/12/1963 in Philadelphia, PA at the age of 44 yrs old. His children were young. Alice would have been about 22 yrs old and she was married. According to his death certificate, she was the informant for the info on the death certificate. Gene Harris, Jr. would have been 22 yrs old. Richard Wayne Harris would have been 16 yrs old and Linda June Harris would have been 14 yrs old.

PA Death Certificate #0653516-63, Primary District #80, Registered #12108, Gene Harris, DOD 6/7/1963 in 250 N. 9th St, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA (at his residence)
Male, White, DOB 8/22/1914 in SC, 48 yrs old, Widowed, Spouse: Alice Harris
Occupation: Textile worker
SS# 251-07-****
Father: Boyd Harris
Mother: Ida May Harris
Informant: Alice Davis, Daughter
DOD 6/7/1963
Cause of death: Presumably natural disease
No Autopsy, natural death
Buried: 6/13/1963 in Rosemont Cemetery, Union County, SC


The obituary of Gene Carroll Harris, Sr., The Greenville News, Greenville, Greenville County, SC, 6/12/1963, Pg 6. "Gene C. Harris"
Union-Gene C. Harris, 49, of Philadelphia, Pa., died Friday at his home.
A native of Union County, he was son of the late Boyd and Ida Mae Shaw Harris.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Faye H. Davis and Miss Linda Harris of Union; two sons, Gene Carroll Harris, Jr. of Brevard, N.C., and Richard Wayne Harris of Waynesville, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Bernice Warren of Chesnee, and two brothers, Minor Harris of Greenville and Leo Harris of Philadelphia.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home will be in Wesley Chapel Mathodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews.
The body is at the funeral home and the family is at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Faye Davis, 53 3rd St., Ottaray.

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