Biography of Scott Harris
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





SCOTT HARRIS, who for thirty and more years has been identified with business interests in Owego, was a native of Susquehanxia county, Pa., born May 30, 1830. At the age of 21 he began business life in the employ of the now called Erie railroad, in the capacity of brakeman and conductor, continuing about fifteen years when, in the spring of 1866, he became partner with John Barre in wagon and sleigh making on North avenue, in Owego. After about a year he returned to the road and for eighteen years was express agent. For four years beginning in 1888 Mr. Harris was partner with J. L. Matson as undertakers and furniture dealers. In 1895 the present firm of Fairchild & Harris, general shoe dealers was formed. Whether in the store, on the street, or at home, Scott Harris is the same genial, companionable person, and one upon whom nearly seventy years of active life have left no serious mark. In politics he is a republican, and has been twice a member of the village board of health. For many years he has been a member and trustee of the M. E. church. On December 3, 1857, Mr. Harris was married with Phebe Lamb. Three children have been born of this marriage, of whom two are living; Wiffiam, of New York, and Frederick P., of Owego, both employes of the Erie railroad company.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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