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HARRIS, Mason W.
Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma
[no date given]
date thought to be between 1930-1940
SAPULPA PIONEER TAKEN BY DEATH
MASON W. HARRIS, EARLY DAY PEACE OFFICER, ILL FOR SEVERAL MONTHS
Mason W. Harris, pioneer Sapulpa peace officer, died at eight o’clock yesterday morning at his at his home in the north part of the city after an illness dating back to last November. For a number of months he had suffered from a complication of stomach disorders. Tuesday morning he suffered a stroke from which he did not rally.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 at the Lewis and Landrith funeral home, conducted by Rev.
E. A. Morton of the Episcopal Church. Burial was in South Heights
Harris is survived by his widow, two sons, Olin W. Harris and Jack Harris, both of this city, two daughters. Mrs. Walter Roglitz of Tulsa, and Mrs. Victor Munger of Fort Worth, one sister , Mrs. George Wilson of Sapulpa and three grandchildren.
Harris was born in Indiana sixty-seven years ago. He came to Sapulpa in 1901. From 1918 to 1925 he served on the city police force and for a number of years after that was constable for the city district.