Reuben W. Harris, an enterprising young agriculturist of Coffins Grove
township, owns a well improved farm of forty acres on section 33 and is busily
engaged in its operation. His birth occurred in that township and his entire
life has been spent within the borders of Delaware county. He is a son of Frank
S. and Augusta (Ward) Harris, of whom more extended mention is made on another
page of this work.
Reuben W. Harris attended the common schools in the
acquirement of an education and remained under the parental roof until twenty
six years of age, when he was married and established a home of his own.
Subsequently he operated a rented farm for seven years and on the expiration of
that period took up his abode on a forty acre tract on section 33. Coffins Grove
township, which he had inherited from his grandfather. He has made a number of
improvements on the property and in the cultivation of his land has won well
merited success, annually gathering good
crops which find a ready sale on the market.
When twenty six years of age Mr. Harris was united in
marriage to Miss Edith Kitch, a native of Buchanan county,
Iowa, and a daughter of Alvin and Ida (Brumble) Kitch, who were also born in
this state. The father is still living, but
the mother passed away on the 24th of March, 1912. They had three children,
namely: Mrs. Edith Harris, Leroy and
Floyd. To our subject and his wife has been born a daughter, Velma Irene, whose
natal day was February 10, 1907.
Mr. Harris is a republican in his political views and
now holds the office of township assessor, ably discharging the
duties devolving upon him in that connection. Fraternally he is identified with
Lodge No. 587 of the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows, in which he has filled all of the chairs, and he also belongs to
Camp No. 5442 of the Modern Woodmen of America. Both he and his wife are devoted
and consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church. They are prominent in
the younger social set of the community, being well liked and highly esteemed
for their many good qualities of mind and character.