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Monday, May 22, 2017

Clyde Harris and Mabel Louise Cohen

Edward Boyd Harris who married Ida Mae Shaw and they had
...a son, Clyde Harris who married Mabel Louise Cohen and they had
......a son, William "Billy" Clyde Harris who married Peggy Annette Prince and they had
.........a son, Stan Harris, my husband.

Clyde Harris was born 5/4/1909 in Union County, SC to Edward Boyd Harris (DOB 5/23/1877 in Union County, SC; DOD 7/1/1930 in Union County, SC) and Ida Mae Shaw (DOB 8/24/1882 in Rockingham, Richmond County, NC; DOD 6/10/1955 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). He was the third of 6 children, 5 boys and 1 girl. Clyde Harris is Stan's direct ancestor, his grandfather.

1910 U.S. Census of Union,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T624_1474; Page:  2A; Enumeration District:  123; Image:  1061, Lines 12-18, "Boyd E. Harris"
Boyd E. Harris, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 30 yrs old (DOB 1880), First marriage, Married 5 yrs (DOM 1905), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write, Engineer in cotton mill, Rents home
Ida M. Harris, Wife, F, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1883), First marriage, Married 5 yrs, Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Can read and write
James M. Harris, Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Walter E. Harris, Son, M, W, 2 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 11/12 mos old (DOB 1909), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Bennie Harris (sic, looks like Bernice Harris which is correct but Ancestry.com has her indexed as Bennie
Harris), Sister, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1886), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Spooler at cotton mill
Bessie Harris, Sister, F, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1895), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC

1920 U.S. Census of Union,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T625_1713; Page:  7B; Enumeration District:  144; Image:  931, Lines 62-70, "Boyd Harris"
Boyd Harris, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Stationary Engineer
Ida Harris, Wife, F, W, 37 yrs old (DOB 1883), Married, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC (1910 Census says Ida was born in NC, Father born in England and Mother born in Maryland)
Minna Harris (sic, should be James Minor Harris and looks like Minor but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Minna Harris), Daughter (sic.?), F (sic, ?), W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1906), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Mill Laborer
Walter Harris, Son, M, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1910), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Bernice L. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1913), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Dee C. Harris (sic, should be Gene Carrol "G.C." Harris but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Dee C. Harris), Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Leo Harris, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1917), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Lizzie Shaw, Boarder, F, W, 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


Clyde Harris

1930 U.S. Census of Railroad Ave, Glenn Springs, Union,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  2215; Page:  6A; Enumeration District:  23; Image:  338.0, Lines 6-18, "Boyd Harris"
Boyd Harris, Rents house at $9/months, Owned radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1878), Married at age 26 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Police for cotton mill
Ida May Harris (sic), Wife, F, W, 46 yrs old (DOB 1884), Can read and write, Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Weaver at cotton mill
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
Burnice Harris (sic), Daughter, F, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1913), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
G. Boyd Harris (sic, should be Gene Carroll "G.C." Harris), Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1915), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Run drawings at cotton mill
Leo Harris, Son, M, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1917), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
James M. Harris, Son, M, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1906), Married at age 19 yrs old (DOM 1925), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Moulder at iron foundary
Feri Harris (sic), Daughter-in-law, F, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1903), Married at age 22 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in England, Mother born in SC, Housekeeper for private family
James B. Harris, Grandson, M, W, 1 yrs old (DOB 1929), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Walter Harris, Son, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1908), Married at age 20 yrs old (DOM 1928), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
Madge Harris, Daughter-in-law, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Married at age 17 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Drawing in at cotton mill
Hellen Harris (sic), Granddaughter, 1 yr 7/12 mos old (DOB 1928), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lizzie Shaw, Sister-in-law, F, W, 59 yrs old (DOB 1871), Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Spooler at cotton mill.


Part of the Harris family. Edward Boyd Harris is the white haired gentleman in the back, center. His wife, Ida Mae Shaw is the lady 2nd from the right wearing glasses. Their daughter, Bernice, is the woman between them wearing the black stockings like her mother. Edward Boyd Harris' mother, Sarah Brakefield Harris, wife of Gamewell Calhoun Harris, is the white haired old lady to the left of Boyd. Ida Mae Shaw, Charity Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sibley Shaw, is the short little old lady in front.

Clyde Harris married Mabel Louise Cohen on 7/30/1930 in Union County, SC. Mabel Louise Cohen was born 2/12/1912 in Union County, SC to William "Will" Edward Cohen and Kathryn "Kate" Elizabeth Kelly.

Mabel Louise Cohen Harris

I could not find Clyde and Mabel Louise Cohen Harris in the 1940 U.S. Census.

Clyde and Mable Harris had 4 children:

1) Norma Dean Harris (DOB 8/8/1931 in Union, Union County, SC; DOD 7/20/2005 in Brandon, Hillsborough County, FL) married 1st L.H. Jones (DOB ? in ? ; DOD ? in ? ). They had Karen "Kay" Lynn Hyatt (DOB 1951 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living) and a pair of twins that did not survive. Kay married Tommy McSwain and they had Kimberly Dawn and Kristy Michelle when they divorced. The girls were adopted by Dean and her 2nd husband, Carroll Hyatt. Dean married 2nd Charles "Charlie" Carroll Hyatt (DOB 3/28/1933 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 1/2/2012 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL). They had Terrie Carol Hyatt who married Michael Lindsey Mitchell and they had Stephen and Lindsey.

2) William "Billy" Clyde Harris (DOB 5/21/1933 in Union, Union County, SC; DOD 6/15/1989 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Peggy Annette Prince (DOB 1934 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living). They had Stan, Kenny, Kathi, Ronnie, Donnie and Angie. 1) Stan Harris is my husband and we have no children. 2) Kenny Harris married Anna Furnas and they have 3 boys. 3) Kathi Harris married Eddie Mumpower and they have a daughter. 4) Ronnie Harris married my sister, Elaine, and they had a daughter and a son. 5) Jeffery Donald "Donnie" Harris (DOB 9/1/1959 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 5/27/2015 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Tina West and they had 2 boys. 6) Angie Harris did not marry.

3) Margaret Lemond Harris (DOB 4/13/1935 in Union, Union County, SC; DOD 10/7/2000 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married 1st Herman Rowe (DOB 5/22/1933 in Cherokee County, SC; DOD 8/4/2010 in Chesnee, Spartanburg County, SC). They had 1) Derrick Patton Rowe (DOB 1/11/1955 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 7/8/1994 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Vicki Tate and they had Kristen Rowe and Heather Rowe. 2) Deborah Renee Rowe (DOB 1956 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living) married Walter Dean Thompson (DOB 1952 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living ?). They had Matthew Bryan Thompson (DOB 1/3/1977 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 3/20/1994 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) and Jason Dean Thompson (DOB 8/1/1975 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 10/22/1991 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). 3) Denise Rowe (DOB 1961 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living) married Mark William Fowler (DOB Abt 1957 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 1/12/1982 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). They had Jonathon Daniel Fowler (DOB Abt 1979 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 7/22/1994 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC), Daren Christopher Fowler (DOB 1981 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living), Jay Fowler (DOB 1984 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living), Clayton "Clay" Ramsey Fowler (DOB 1984 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living). 4) Darrell Blaine Rowe (DOB 6/23/1957 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 5/27/1980 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married Linda Wall. They had Daryl Blaine Rowe, Jr. (DOB 1980 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living). Margaret Harris married 2nd Bill Cantrell (DOB ? in ? , DOD ? in ? ).

4) Carl Edward Harris (DOB 10/3/1938 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 11/20/2010 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC) married 1st Barbara Hayes (DOB ? in ? ; DOD ? in ? ). They had Carl Edward Harris, Jr. (DOB 8/24/1962 in Washington, DC; DOD 12/10/1988 in Naples, Collier County, FL) married Sandy Parks and had Amanda Harris. They had a daughter named Cynthia Ann Harris (DOB ? in ? ). Carl Harris married 2nd Elsie Juanita Worthy (DOB 4/16/1934 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; DOD 11/23/2012 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). They had 1) Amanda Suzette Harris (DOB 1966 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living) married Guion Ray Fowler. 2) Tammy Annette Harris (DOB 1968 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living) married Randy Dean Cochran (DOB 1/19/1967 in ? ; DOD 6/23/2012 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). They had Randy Blake Cochran, Kelsey Blair Cochran, Austin Taylor Cochran. 3) William Scott "Scottie" Harris (DOB 1971 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living) married Angie Belue. They had Brandon Scott Harris and a daughter. 4) Tonya Lynn Harris (DOB 1975 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC; living) married Jeffery Ryan Pressley. They had Justin, Jacob and Payton Carlynn Pressley.

Clyde lost his job at Monarch Mill in Union so he got a job at Spartan Mills in Spartanburg and stayed in a boarding house during the week and rode the train home on the weekends. Later, he was able to rent a mill house and moved his family when his daughter, Dean, was 11 yrs old,  his son, Billy, was 9 years old; Margaret would have been about 7 and Carl would have been about 4 yrs old.

Clyde and Mabel were working at Converse Mill in Converse on Charlotte Hwy (now known as Hwy 29).


When Clyde died, they had an apartment at 344 St. John St., Spartanburg. It was a quad apartment house.
This map shows the approximate location of the apartments that Clyde and Mabel Harris were living in when he was killed in the accident. Their son, Billy Harris, and his family had another one of the apartments. (It was a quad apartment.) My husband, Stan, was only 2 yrs old when his grandfather was killed.


Clyde was working the 3rd shift and Mabel was working the 1st shift. When he got off from work, he was riding home with two co-workers. They were on the Cherry Hill bridge on Hwy 29. A car entered the bridge heading towards Charlotte and it pulled into their lane and hit them head on. Being on the bridge, there was no way to get out of the way. He died instantly.



SC Death Certificate #56 013981, Registration District #40-A, Registrar's #556-899, Clyde Harris, DOD 10/11/1956 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC (D.O.A. at Spartanburg General Hospital)
Usual residence: 344 St. John St, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
Male, White, Married to Mabel Cohen Harris, DOB 5/4/1909 in SC, 47 yrs old
Occupation: Textile Weaver
Father: Boyd Harris, Mother: Ida Mae, Informant: Hospital
DOD 10/11/1956 at 7:15am
Cause of death: Head injuries, prob. broken neck (patient was D.O.A.)
Death was accident at Hwy 29 at Cherry Hill, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC. Occurred at 7:00am, not while at work
Burial: 10/13/1956 in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Union, Union County, SC

Obituary of Clyde Harris, Spartanburg Herald Journal, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC
A head on collision of two automobiles Thursday morning at 7:05 on Charlotte Hwy (Hwy 29) resulted in the death of one man and the serious injury of three others.
Clyde Harris, 44, of 344 St. John Street died instantly in the crash.
The accident which demolished both cars happened on Cherry Hill bridge. (Back then it was a narrow 2 lane bridge.) The cars collided with such impact that a wrecker was required to separate them, officers said.
A 1956 Plymouth, driven by William B. Humphrey, 38, of Bethesda, Md. collided with a 1950 Oldsmobile, driven by Clarence Moore, 38, of Roebuck, Route 1, who was traveling west, County Officers Clarence Painter and Fred Phillips said.
Humphrey received multiple chest, leg, head and arm injuries. His condition at the Mary Black Hospital was reported Thursday night as serious. (He may have died later.)
Sam Jones, 58, of 212 Boundary Drive, who was riding in the back seat of the Oldsmobile, received broken ribs, a broken leg, nose and arm, fractured pelvis and severe injuries to the left eye. (He died later.)
Mr. Moore received a broken arm and multiple cuts and bruises. Mr. Moore and Mr. Jones are at the General Hospital.
The occupants of the Oldsmobile were returning home from work on the third shift at Converse Mill.
Coroner George L. Adams, who participated in the investigation, said that he delayed empanelling a viewing and inquest jury because of the condition of Mr. Humphrey.
The engine of the Plymouth was forced back into the front seal and both cars were jammed together in a tangle of broken and shredded metal, officers said.
The Oldsmobile scraped the bridge curbing before the collision occurred. (They were trying to get over as far as possible to avoid the crash but the bridge was too narrow and the man from Md hit them headon.) The car had almost cleared the structure, they reported.
Mr. Humphrey's identification was ascertained from his driver's license.
A brother, Dr. Humphreys of _____ will arrive today from Florida, officials at Mary Black reported.
Mr. Harris was an employee of Converse Mills where Mrs. Harris worked on the first shift. She learned of the death of her husband at the hospital where she went after being informed that he had been injured in a wreck. (They had called Billy at work and asked him to go get his mother and take her to the hospital. When they got there the nurse said the Coroner needed to see them and it was then that they realized he was dead.)
Mr. Harris was 44 years of age, a member of Bethel Methodist Church at Union and had been employed the past four years at Converse Mills....

U. S. Social Security Death Index
Name: Clyde Harris
SSN: 247-09-****
Born: 4 May 1909
Died: Nov 1956
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)





Mabel retired from working in cotton mills as a weaver. She lived with her daughter, Norma Dean Harris Hyatt and her family in Spartanburg until her death. She died of lung cancer. They are both buried at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 373 Wesley Chapel Road, Union, Union County, SC.

Obituary of Mabel Louise Cohen Harris, 6/16/1981, Spartanburg Herald Journal, Pg A9, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC, "Mrs. Mabel L. Harris"
Mabel Louise Harris, 68, of 510 Gilbertson Drive, widow of Clyde Harris, died Sunday in General Hospital.
Native of Union County; daughter of Will E. Cohen of Union and the late Kate Kelly of Union, SC; retired textile weaver; member of Duncan United Methodist Church.
Surviving daughters, Mrs. Norma Dean Hyatt, Mrs. Margaret Cantrell of Spartanburg; sons, William C. and Carl E. Harris of Spartanburg; sister, Mrs. Guynelle Byrd of Union; brothers, Doug, Donald and Earl Cohen of Union, Fred and Paul Cohen of Newberry, Elmore Cohen of Orangeburg, Woodrow Cohen of Spartanburg, J.G. Cohen of Lexington, NC; 18 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.
Services are Wednesday at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel by the Revs. Jim Hicks, Shepherd Wh? ; burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Union County.
Grandsons are pallbearers.
Family will received between 7-9 tonight at the chapel.

U. S. Social Security Death Index
Name: Mable Harris
SSN: 248-01-****
Last Residence: 29303 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
Born: 12 Feb 1912
Last Benefit: 29301 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States of America
Died: Jun 1981
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)

Findagrave.com
Mable Louise Cohen Harris
Birth: Feb. 11, 1912
Death: Jun. 14, 1981
Family links: Spouse: Clyde Harris (1909 - 1956)
Children: William Clyde Harris (1933 - 1989)
Burial: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Union, Union County, South Carolina, USA
Created by: dora brown
Record added: Jul 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114430476

Mable Louise Cohen Harris was called Mimi by her grandchildren. Stan and I had been married 4 years when she died. In fact, we were living in a duplex just a block away from Dean and Carroll Hyatt while Mimi was living with them and when she died. She was always kind to me when I was around. My mother-in-law said she was a hard worker at the cotton mills. But she was not an affectionate person and her children seemed to have sort of raised themselves as she worked all the time. She died of lung cancer. Stan and I stayed one night with her at the hospital near the end and it was terrible to hear her trying to breath. Just 8 years later, one of her sons, Stan's Dad, would also die of lung cancer. Billy was only 56 yrs old when he died of cancer. I know his was from smoking all his life. And then, his son, Donnie Harris, died of COPD when he was only 56 years old due to life long smoking. So lung cancer runs in the family.

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