20 August 2010

Bertha Clara (Fiegenbaum) Harris

1891 — 1968

Obituary

obituary for Bertha Clara (Fiegenbaum) Harris
5 August 1968.
Courtesy of Charles Dean Harris.

Harris

Mrs. Bertha F. Harris, 76, a life-time resident of Alton, died at 2:30 p.m., Sunday at St. Anthony Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past two months.  Mrs. Harris, had previously resided in Godfrey on Davis Lane for 26 years.

Born in Alton, Sept. 10, 1891, her parents were the late Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Fiegenbaum.

Mrs. Harris, a schoolteacher for 30 years in the Alton Public School System and vicinity, received her schooling from the Alton Schools and Shurtleff College.  She was graduated from Illinois Women's College, Jacksonville.

Her marriage to Harvey Harris, who survives, took place in 1922 in Alton.

Beside her husband, she is also survivied by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Frye of Wood River; two sons, Richard W. of Godfrey, and Warren H. of Mascoutah, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren.

Mrs. Harris was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Alton.

Visitation will begin after 7 p.m. today at Morrow-Quinn Mortuary, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Interment will follow in Alton City Cemetery.

Source: Obituary from an unidentified newspaper, published on Monday, 5 August 1968. Digital image courtesy of Charles Dean Harris.

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