Martin Henderson Harris

Martin Henderson Harris (HM138K)

Location: Harrisville, UT 84404 Weber County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 17.003', W 111° 59.65'

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Sept. 29, 1820 - Feb. 14, 1889

Outstanding pioneer, Harrisville's first permanent settler, first school teacher, first presiding Elder, nephew of Martin Harris, Book of Mormon witness. Missionary to Salmon River and Eastern States. County Road Commissioner, surveyed road through North Ogden Canyon, Ogden Valley, all roads north of the Ogden River and others in county. Used homemade water level to lay out Western Irrigation canal. Among first to introduce silk worm industry in county. Famous silk dress made by his wife on exhibit at Pioneer Relic Hall Ogden, owned store. At Farr West was a blacksmith, operated with others a sawmill and molasses mill. Prominent orchardist. Played in Nauvoo Legion Band, Utah bands and orchestras. Hauled logs for Harrisville School and Ogden Tabernacle.

Erected on the original home site by his grandchildren Sept. 27, 1955 the 105th anniversary of his arrival in Weber County.
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HM NumberHM138K
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGrand Children of Martin H. Harris
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 416747 N 4570692
Decimal Degrees41.28338333, -111.99416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 17.003', W 111° 59.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 17' 0.18" N, 111° 59' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)801, 435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701-711 W Harrisville Rd, Harrisville UT 84404, US
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