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Overton Harris

Overton Harris, American banker, cattle breeder. Member Christian (Disciples) Church Scottish and York Rite.


  • Harris, Overton was born on July 3, 1856 in Harris, Missouri, United States. Son of Anderson Wood and Gabrilla (Neilson) Harris.

  • Education

    • Educated State Normal School, Kirksville, Missouri.


    • Farmer since boyhood and now owns 3,000 acres in Sullivan Company, Missouri. Formerly extensive cattle feeder. Started breeding Hereford cattle about 1890.

      Won most of prizes offered for cattle, with show herd at St. Louis Exposition, 1904. Herd now one of the foremost in the United States. Organizer, 1888, and president Harris Banking Company.

      Director various banks, Missouri, Texas and Montana Trustee Harris (Missouri) School.


    Party affiliation: Democrat



    Member Christian (Disciples) Church Scottish and York Rite.


    • Married Mary Susan Jones, January 16, 1876.
    • father: Anderson Wood Harris
    • mother: Gabrilla (Neilson) Harris
    • spouse: Mary Susan Jones
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    Died April 14, 1931
    (aged 74)