Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
CLAUDE A. HARRIS, engaged
in the livery business at Ritzville with his brother, Jesse R., whose biography
is published in another place in this history, is the son of Jared M. Harris,
who also is sketched in this book. He was born in South Dakota, near
Canton, July 23, 1874, and lived at the place of his birth until three
years of age, when the family came to Walla Walla, Washington. He
attended school at Walla Walla only one year when he came to Ritzville,
where he finished his education in the graded schools. He lived at
home until his marriage, which event occurred at the home of the bride,
Minnie B. Heater, twenty miles south of Ritzville, June 15, 1898.
Mrs. Harris is the daughter of Edward and Lizzie (Snyder) Heater, both
now living on a farm on Rattlesnake Flat, Adams county. She has four
brothers and two sisters, mentioned elsewhere in this history.
Two issues have come of this marriage; Vera
and Harold--a bright and promising little pair.
Mr. Harris is politically a Republican, though
an inactive party man, and a member of Prairie Queen lodge, Ritzville,
K. of P.
Claude A. Harris is a young man of the highest
ideals of honor, and a business man of much promise and enterprise.