Obituary Details

Frank Higby Harris

(05/09/1891 - 06/26/1967)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 07/06/1967

Final Rites for Frank Harris in Torrington Thurs.

Final rites were held at 2 p.m. last Thursday at the Torrington Methodist Church for Frank Higby Harris, 76, of Jay Em who passed away at the Torrington Hospital June 26. He was born at Waupun, Wisconsin, May 9, 1891.

Mr. Harris came to this area in 1905. He lived at Bridgeport, Nebraska from 1916 to 1921. He has been a rancher in the Jay Em area since then. He married Florence O. Blair at the Water Hole Ranch north of Fort Laramie July 11, 1921.

Mr. Harris was a member of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association.

Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Mark J. and Dale W. both of Torrington; and two brothers, Art G. of Torrington and Lake C. of Jay Em. Ten grandchildren also survive.

Rev. George L. Davis officiated at the services. Pallbearers were Neil Damrow, Harold McVay, Rodney Harris, Bruce Damrow, Lane McVay and Mark K. Harris. Honorary pallbearers were Lewis Newell, Grover Cameron, Roy McLain, Charles Canfield, Bryan Patrick and Peach Shaw.

Burial was made in Valley View Cemetery. The Colyer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The family has established a memorial to the American Cancer Society.


The Lusk Standard, July 15, 1921


Word comes from Jay Em that Frank Harris of the Jay Em Cattle company was married on July 11th to Miss Florence Blair, at the home of the bride's parents south of Jay Em. The Standard wishes them smooth sailing on that rather treacherous sea. 

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