Biography of Vincent H. Harris
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Vincent H. Harris, a native son of Toledo and a member of one of the well known and highly respected families of the city, is prominently connected with commercial interests, being treasurer of the Tillotson Manufacturing Company, one of the large productive industries of the Maumee valley, and the fact that he has been chosen to fill this important office is proof of his business ability, enterprise and thorough reliability, He was born in this city, November 1, 1888, of the marriage of Frank H and Marian (Mooney) Harris, the former a native of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and the latter of Lucas county, this state. In early life the father came to Toledo and later established the Harris Toy Company, of which he was made president, serving in that capacity until a few years ago, since which time he has lived retired, Through judicious management and untiring industry he built up an enterprise of large proportions and became recognized as one of the leading business men of Toledo. Mr, and Mrs, Harris have become the parents of three children: Mrs. Ruth Boyer, a resident of Detroit, Michigan; and Mildred and Vincent H., who are living in Toledo. All are natives of this city.

After completing his public school course Vincent H. Harris took up the study of music, to which he applied, himself diligently, becoming an accomplished player on the flute and piccolo. He toured the country with musical organizations and in 1909, while employed in the accounting department of the Willys-Overland Company, he joined the Overland Company's band, of which he was a member for several seasons. When the Tillotson Manufacturing Company was organized Mr. Harris was made treasurer in 1917, which office he has since capably filled, and his cooperation is regarded as a valuable asset in promoting the success of the undertaking. The firm manufactures carburetors for the Overland, Durant and other well known automobiles and has a large, modern and well equipped plant, in which from two hundred and fifty to three hundred men are employed, all of whom are skilled mechanics. There is a large demand for their output and the business is developing rapidly, owing to the well directed efforts of the men at its head.

On the 22d of March, 1910, Mr. Harris was married to Miss Edna Jackman, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackman of Toledo. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have a son, Franklin H., who was born in 1915. Mr. Harris is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and his political support is given to the republican party. His public spirit is indicated by his identification with the Chamber of Commerce and he is also a member of the Lions Club, the Sylvania Golf Club and the Masonic fraternity, belonging to Fort Industry Lodge, of which he is a charter member. He is yet a young man, but his enterprise and ability have enabled him to accomplish much, and his personal qualities are such that he has gained the warm friendship of those who know him.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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