Harris, Walter (1848-1926)

Family

Walter was born in late 1848 at Brinklow, Warwickshire to parents David Harris, a provision dealer (1851), and Mary Ann Over.

Before entering the ministry Walter worked as a shoemaker (1871). The 1871 census return also describes him as a local preacher.

Family Trees on ancestry.com records a marriage to Elizabeth Harris in 1876 with three children.

  • Walter (1877-1951)
  • Catherine (1880-1965)
  • Archer over (1885-1965)

He married Sarah Jane Chambers (1859-1947) in 1898

Walter died on 9 March 1926 at Christchurch, New Zealand.

Circuits

  • 1873 Belper
  • 1874 Christchurch – New Zealand
  • 1875 Auckland
  • 1877 Christchurch
  • 1878 not shown
  • 1886 Dunedin I
  • 1888 Manawatu
  • 1895 Geraldine
  • 1897 Westport
  • 1898 disappears

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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