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Overton Harris

banker , cattle breeder

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

Member Christian (Disciples) Church Scottish and York Rite.

Connections

Married Mary Susan Jones, January 16, 1876.

father:
Anderson Wood Harris

mother:
Gabrilla (Neilson) Harris

spouse:
Mary Susan Jones