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Dorothy BARRIS

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Dorothy BARRIS

Posted: 21 Jun 2005 12:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BARRIS
I am looking for any information on a Dorothy Barris b. 27 Apr 1871 in Pana, Christian Co., Illinois. d. 24 Jun 1953 in Berkeley, Alameda Co., California. m. James W. Mills, born in Canada after 1871 He died prior to 1920. He owned a collection agency in either Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania and/or New York City, New York. He was financially successful but he died an alcoholic according to his daughter. They had three children; Dorothy Anne Mills b. 29 Sep 1903 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, d. Sep 1978 in Pacific Grove, Monterey Co., California; Margorie Mills b. 27 Mar 1907, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania d. 20 Nov. 1947 in St. Vincent's Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California and James Kemble Mills, b. 07 Sep 1908 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania . d. 24 Feb., 1956 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California.

Dorothy's parents were Daniel W. BARRIS b. abt 1841. on the 1920 and 1930 census's he is listed as being born in Michigan by his daughter but on his marriage license, dated 20 Dec 1860 he listed his place of birth as Ohio. He married Fermaline Diana YANT on 20 Dec 1860 in Christian Co., Illinois. They had four children; Albert (Birtie) BARRIS b. 1865.in or around Pana, Christian Co., Illinois; Dewitt C. BARRIS b.1869 in or around Pana, Christian Co., Illinois; Frank H. BARRIS b. abt 1870 in or around Pana, Christian Co., Illinois and Dorothy BARRIS b.27 Apr 1871 in or around Pana, Christian Co., Illinois.

It is assumed that Daniel W. Barris's parents were Thomas BARRIS b. abt. 1817 in Norwalk twp., Huron Co. Ohio and his wife Ann b. Abt. 1824, in Ohio.

Fermaline Diana YANT's parents were Valentine YANT b. abt. 1816 in Ohio and Catherine b. abt 1818 in Ohio.

Any help on any of the people mentioned would be greatly appreciated.

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