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Image14.gif (11172 bytes) Telitha Jane Standefer Harris

*Contributed by Rick Lanham.  Thanks, Rick!

Telitha Jane Standerfer Harris

Telitha died in Wayne Co., IL and is buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery there.

Unknown Newspaper:

Telitha J. Harris

Daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Jane) Standerfer was born in Moultrie County Illinois, August 28, 1859. Departed this life November 19th, 1919, at the age of 60 years, 4 months, and 1 day--following a brief illness of pneumonia in which her sufferings were great, but were born in the patience and fortitude which had characterized her life.

Deceased was married to Isaac H. Harris, Jan. 23rd, 1873, who preceded her in death August 31, 1878. To this union were born three children, one daughter, Rosa, dying at the age of months. Her daughter, Elizabeth (Mrs. L. Merritt) and son Lemuel Harris are still living.

She was remarried to John Harris December 22, 1879. He also preceded her in death January 17, 1918.

To the latter union four sons and one daughter were born; of this family three sons Oliver, James and Charles, and Mrs. Mabel Bell still survive.

Aunt Jennie as she was commonly known professed faith in Christ at the age of seventeen and united with the M. B. Church at Pleasant Grove, living an earnest devoted Christian life until called to her reward.

Besides her immediate family, she leaves to mourn her departure 17 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of good friends and neighbors who hope to meet her in the better world.

Dearest Mother, thou hast left us
And thy loss, we dearly feel
But 'tis God who hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal.


Telitha Jane Standerfer wed Isaac S. Harris January 23, 1873 in Moultrie Co., IL.
He died August 31, 1878 and is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Wayne Co., IL
 She later married John Michael Harris of  Wayne County, IL on December 22, 1879.
He was born May 8, 1826 in Morgantown, Butler County, KY; d. January 17, 1919 
in Mt. Carmel, Wabash co., IL

Isaac S. Harris
b. August 28, 1859 in IL; d. August 31, 1878 in Wayne Co., IL

Also see this old letter:

#6 From Catharine Malvina Wood Mosbarger to Lizzie Merritt
(daughter of Telitha Jane Standerfer of Illinois) November 15, 1905

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