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Helen Harris

Helen Harris

Name:  Helen Harris

Date:  ca. 1914

Image Number:  E14cdE02

Comments:  Helen Harris was the youngest daughter of Charles Bascom Harris, Sr., and his wife, Helen Goddin (Crafton) Harris.  Helen was born January 21, 1892, in Scottsville and attended local schools.  She graduated from Harrisonburg State Teachers College and taught at a college in Tennessee for several years.  Helen came back to Scottsville to be with her parents, who were then alone.  She spent much of her time driving her father around the countryside as he dealt in real estate and had never learned to drive a car.  Helen became engaged to Richard Wheat Harrison, the night telegrapher at Scottsville's train station who was shot to death by an unknown gunman on August 24, 1913.  Helen married James Emmons McFarland, a Charlottesville pharmacist, on May 2, 1919.  Helen (Harris) McFarland died at her daughter's home in Lafayette, Louisiana, on January 18, 1983, but was brought back to Charlottesville for burial.

These two photos are part of the Katherine Ellis collection. Katherine resides in Scottsville and is the daughter of Helen (Harris) McFarland and James Emmons McFarland.

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Image Located On:  Capturing Our Heritage, CD E02



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