Civil War Records of Francis Edward Harris


Obituary for Francis Edward Harris

Concord Enterprise, May 7, 1913


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    Frank E. Harris passed away Sunday forenoon after being in failing health for nearly two years. Mr. Harris was born in North Acton 68 years ago. He lived there until a young man, when he came to this village, where he has lived nearly 40 years. Mr. Harris is widely known in this town as a carpenter and builder and he carried on a prosperous business until he obliged to give up work last year on account of poor health.
     Mr. Harris has built many a fine house in this town and also outside of the town, his workmanship being always of the best.
     At the call of the Civil war in 1861 Mr. Harris enlisted in the Old Sixth Regiment, and was one of the company who marched through Baltimore April 19, 1861. After serving several months in the war, he was honorably discharged.
     During his business relations in this village, it has been the policy of Mr. Harris to be honest and square with his dealings.
     During his sickness he has been tenderly cared for by his two daughters. Besides his daughters he leaves a sister, Mrs. Charles Badget of Malden.
     Funeral services were held at his home Tuesday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. F. P. Wood of Acton Centre. Interment was at Woodlawn cemetery. Members of Acton lodge 203. I. O. O. F., and Isaac Davis post 138, attended in a body. The Post burial service was given.