Maro Harris
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; page 557, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  Maro Harris was born in Schuyler county, Illinois, November 10, 1864. His parents were F. Marion and Arthusia (Hollingsworth) Harris. Mr. Harris, Sr., was born on the farm, on which his son now lives, in 1844, and he died March 27, 1892.
  Maro Harris the only surviving child, and he was educated in Schuyler county. When about fourteen he decided to see something of the world outside of Illinois; so visited Pikes Peak, Denver, etc. He is a fine musician, and there is a great demand for his talents. He enjoyed himself to such a degree during his trip that he did not return until three years ago. He tried farming when in the West, and was successful in his undertakings. He has inherited a fine farm of 320 acres in Schuyler county from his father, and owns valuable property in the vicinity of Beardstown, besides the fine farm in Colorado.
  He was married about three years ago to Miss Melinda Betville, of Arkansas. They have one child. Mr. Harris is a Republican in politics, and is a good business man, and is respected by all who know him.




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