1900 Census stated they had been married 7 years. The 1930 census states that Jennie was 20 when she married.
Dallas Morning News, 20 Aug 1900
I found a card from a party, June 14, 1911, at the residence of R. W. Harris. Guests were Mrs. J. G. Russell of Madill, Okla., Mrs. J. B. Haden of Ladonia, Tex., Mrs. C. H. Wright, also of Madill, and Miss Lynna Holderness of "Just Anywhere". I suspect the occasion was the 21st birthday of Lynna.
Jennie and Bettie carried on an extensive correspondence as well as visiting back and forth between Cumby and Ladonia, often for several days at a time. One letter from Jennie to Bettie postmarked Apr 4, 1927 mentions that the day is Sis' birthday [this could only be the oldest, Rebecca]. Jennie also remarks that Rebecca has said she resents everything she says & does and the card will likely be unappreciated. This may also explain why there seems to be so little contact between Bettie & her older sister when Jennie & Bettie seemed so close.
Buried Cumby Cemetery.
Online Texas Death Certificates:
Virginia "Jennie" HOLDERNESS and Robert W. HARRIS were married about 1893 in ?Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas.252 Robert W. HARRIS50,252,253,254,255 was born on 28 April 1861 in Missouri.203,252 He died on 19 July 1934 at the age of 73 in Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas.203,208,256
The Hopkins Co TX 1870 Census has a John Harris, age 44, born in Alabama, wife appears to be Elizabeth, same age and birthplace. Among several children, all born in Texas, is a son Robert, age 9.
1910, Hopkins Co, Cumby. R. W. Harris age 48, married 17 years. b. Missouri as were his parents. Retail Hardware Merchant. V. H., wife, age 37, married 17 years, b. TX, father b. NC, mother b. VA. Harris Connor, age 3, Nephew.
1920, Hopkins Co, Justice Precinct #4, Cumby Town. Robt. W. Harris, age 58. Born Missouri, father b. NC, a Hard ware Merchant. Jennie, wife, age 47, born in TX. Father b. NC, mother b. VA. Harris Connor, nephew, age 13, b. TX as were both parents.
1930 Census. R. W. and Jennie lived on Mill Street in Cumby. He was age 67, b. in MO, his parents both born in NC. Jennie was age 57. She gave her age as 20 when they married; he said he was 31, so they must have married about 1892 or so. His occupation was Hardware, his own store.
HOPKINS COUNTY ECHO, July 27, 1934
Mr. Harris is buried Cumby Cemetery.
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