Biography of Justus H. Harris
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Harris, Justus H., born in the town of Baldwin in 1848, is a son of E. J. Harris, now a farmer of Southport. Educated in the common and business schools he was engaged with his father in the lumber business for some time, and finally bought out the concern and has continued its affairs since. He is second vice president of the Board of Trade and has served two terms (1879-83) as alderman of the Fifth ward. Mr. Harris is a K. T., a member of St. Omer's Commandery, a K. of L., and active in the Second Presbyterian Church. He married, in Southport in 1872, a daughter of Jehial Ayers, and they have two children. Mr. Harris has resided in Elmira for seventeen years.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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