HARRIS Henry James

Name Henry James HARRIS
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1873
Died 1954
Birth/ Baptism Born 11 May 1873, Millicent, South Australia
Parents George James and Martha Harris (formerly Watts)
Apprenticeship Fritz Kreuger, Natimuk, Victoria
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Hobart, Queenstown, Launceston
Street Address
Central Orr Street, Queenstown
Marriage/Spouse 1901, Zeehan, to widow Silvie Elizabeth Taylor (formerly Oliver), div. 1914.

1919, Tasmania, to Amy Victoria Munro

Other Employer before Tasmania: Wendt’s Jewellers, Adelaide, South Australia.

Tasmania: Taylor and Sharp, Hobart.
1902: Whitfield’s, Queenstown, Manager.

Henry initially appointed watchmakers and jewellers as executors in his will: Edgar Hope Churcher, Frederick Thomas Williams, and Frank Simpson. He later settled with his two sons-in-law as executors about two years before his death.

1920s-1950s: Residential address, 97 Elizabeth Street, Launceston.

Obituary, The Examiner 10 July 1954:
Henry ‘moved to Launceston, where he opened his own watch repair business. He worked for many well-known watchmaking firms in Launceston and was always renowned for his conscientiousness in trade dealings. He was skilful at the lathe, and his fine work and cleanliness of workmanship was a byword among fellow tradesmen.’

Death 7 July 1954, Launceston
Web: Ancestry: Australia Birth Index 1873, Australia Marriage Index 1919.
Mt Lyell Standard and Strahan Gazette 4 January 1902.