John Thomas Harriss

(1878 - 1916)

A photo of John Thomas Harriss
John Thomas Harriss
1878 - 1916
Born
c. 1878
Death
June 7, 1916
Summary
John Thomas Harriss was born c. 1878. He died on June 7, 1916 at 38 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
+ Add to this collaborative biography to show & tell John's life with your memories & stories.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, family stories, & photos so that John is always remembered.
Biography
John Thomas Harriss
Most commonly known name
John Thomas Harriss
Full name
Nickname(s) or aliases
Male
Gender
John Harriss was born
Birth
John Harriss died on
Death
John Harriss was born
John Harriss died on
Birth
Death
Weston-super-mare Cemetery 429. in United Kingdom
Burial / Funeral
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood

Military Service

Service number: 294979
Rank: Petty Officer Stoker
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. russell.
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different John Harriss?
View other bios of people named John Harriss

John's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Harriss family tree.

John's Family

Parent
Parent
John Thomas Harriss
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends:

There are no photos of John Thomas Harriss! Please share photos of John and the Harriss family.
Photo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about John.

Share John's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

John Thomas Harriss passed away on June 7, 1916 at 38 years old. He was buried in Weston-super-mare Cemetery 429., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1878. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during John's lifetime.

In 1878, in the year that John Thomas Harriss was born, on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

In 1889, at the age of only 11 years old, John was alive when on May 31st, the South Fork Dam collapsed. Located in western Pennsylvania, the dam failed - sending more than 20 million tons of water into the towns below it. The flood killed more than 2,200 people in and around Johnstown. The newly formed Red Cross responded to the disaster.

In 1893, at the age of only 15 years old, John was alive when on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1909, at the age of 31 years old, John was alive when the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1916, in the year of John Thomas Harriss's passing, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

Other John Harriss

Bio
c. 1898 - Sep 25, 1917 1898 - 1917

Other Harriss

Bio
c. 1898 - Sep 25, 1917 1898 - 1917
Bio
c. 1895 - Apr 25, 1917 1895 - 1917
Bio
Unknown - Sep 18, 1917 Unknown - 1917
Bio
Unknown - May 12, 1917 Unknown - 1917
Bio
c. 1899 - Mar 24, 1918 1899 - 1918
Bio
c. 1920 - Feb 21, 1942 1920 - 1942
Bio
Unknown - Oct 30, 1917 Unknown - 1917
Bio
c. 1914 - Feb 15, 1942 1914 - 1942

Other Bios

Bio
c. 1898 - Sep 25, 1917 1898 - 1917
Bio
c. 1895 - Apr 25, 1917 1895 - 1917
Bio
Unknown - Sep 18, 1917 Unknown - 1917
Bio
Unknown - May 12, 1917 Unknown - 1917
Bio
c. 1899 - Mar 24, 1918 1899 - 1918
Bio
c. 1920 - Feb 21, 1942 1920 - 1942
Bio
Unknown - Oct 30, 1917 Unknown - 1917
Bio
c. 1914 - Feb 15, 1942 1914 - 1942
Bio
c. 1914 - Jul 18, 1943 1914 - 1943
Bio
c. 1896 - Apr 16, 1916 1896 - 1916
Bio
Unknown - Aug 19, 1942 Unknown - 1942
Bio
c. 1916 - Apr 26, 1945 1916 - 1945
Bio
c. 1867 - Jun 10, 1920 1867 - 1920
Bio
c. 1900 - Apr 24, 1918 1900 - 1918
Bio
c. 1899 - Jan 29, 1945 1899 - 1945
Bio
c. 1886 - Mar 12, 1917 1886 - 1917
Bio
c. -36 - -36 - Unknown
Bio
c. 1859 - Apr 11, 1941 1859 - 1941
Bio
c. 1906 - Sep 7, 1945 1906 - 1945
Bio
c. 1917 - Feb 18, 1940 1917 - 1940
Everyday Faces Of The 1800's
Ever wonder what people around you would have looked like in the 1800's - your neighbors, friends, and family members? The...
150 Years in the Classroom
Remember the first day of school each year and how much fun it was to see your classmates and friends? Check out these pho...
The San Francisco Earthquake - April 18, 1906
Fire or quake? Quake or fire? Over a century later, the debate still rages about whether the SF earthquake caused more dam...
Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top