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
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