Dughi Oscar Harris (later known as D.O. Harris) was the 3rd child and 1st son of John Harris and Julia Ann Short Harris and was born in Gaffney S.C. on 10 May 1896. John and Julia were married in July 1891. I do not know where they were married but all four children were born in Gaffney, S.C. The children were born to this marriage between 1893 and 1897. There is no trace of John after the birth of the 4th child Gaither Jennings Harris in 1897. The 1910 census has Julia as the head of household and living in Cherryville, N.C. with Dughi and Gaither. The oldest child Margaret was married at 16 to Haywood Decater Queen and also living in Cherryville in 1910. The 2nd child Lettie Creola was born in Jan 1895 and died in Oct 1895. In 1920 Julia was living in Gastonia with her sister Margaret and Julia was working in the cotton Mill and the sister was single and not working. Julia died in 1922 at 53 yrs and was living in Gastonia.
I am trying to locate or trace John Harris or any of his family. I was told that he was an immigrant from Scotland and came to the U.S. as a small child with his mother and that the name Harris was his mothers maiden name. Do not know when he was born or when he immigrated. If he was about Julias age then maybe about 1870.
There is a D.O. Harris reunion every 5 yrs in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The next reunion will be in 2010.