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George E. Harris Family-1947: Back: Jodie, E.B., George, and Pool. Seated: Lydia Ruth, Mr. and Mrs.
George E. Harris, and Ada.
Following the death of her husband, Ada
continued work at the hospital until the end
of 1980. (See Marvin D. Coffman history, this
book.) In 1962, Ada married Willis C. Win-
by Ada Windham
parents were George E. Harris and Cora
(Fitzgerald) Harris. They had five other
children: Jodie, who married Eula Turner of
Lanes Chapel; E.B., who married Nora
Nelson of Norse; Pool, who married Lois
McKinn of Casper, Wyoming; Lydia Ruth,
and Ada Coffman Windham.
George married Selma Jenson in 1936. She
was the youngest child and only daughter of
Jens Thomas Jenson (1872) and Matilda
(Hansen) Jenson (1872). Thomas and Matil-
George and Selma Harris-1941, and sons Mac, Don, and Jim Bill.
George McNemar Harris was born 1911, on
a ranch between Clifton and Valley Mills. His
da's story could be called a cradle to the grave
romance, as they were baptized on the same
Sunday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at
Norse. At a dinner held at the Hansen home
in their honor that day, someone stood
looking at the babies in the cradle and said,
"Ville det ikke vaere rart om de enday blev
giftet?" (Wouldn't it be a coincidence if they
were to get married some day?) When they
were twelve years old, Thomas gave Matilda
a small cup which is now in the possession of
their great-granddaughter, Stephanie Harris.
They married in 1895 and lived near Cranfills
Gap, where he practiced diversified farming
and was one of the first farmers in the county
to have his land terraced.
Mrs. Jenson passed away in 1952, and he
died four months later, thus ending a long
Their sons were: Justin, a school adminis-
trator who married Helen Rohne; Sylvester,
an auditor who married Leila Campbell;
Tilden, a Methodist minister who married
Mae Draper; Martin, a Lutheran minister
who married Valborg Tiller; Jim, a farmer
who married Mae Rohne, and Lawrence, a
Lutheran minister who married Camilla
Selma and George have lived in Clifton all
their married lives with the exception of four
years when he worked for Austin Bridge and
Construction Company of Dallas. They own-
ed and operated Clifton Steam Laundry and
the Handi Car Wash. Their three sons are
Don Philip, George McNemar, Jr., and James
Don is married to Patricia Kitch, who was
reared in Oklahoma City. He worked as an
electronics technician for Federal Aviation
Administration in Oklahoma City, Guam,
and in the Panama Canal Zone. After retiring
from FAA, they moved to Clifton where he
bought his father's laundry and Kincheloe
Don's son by a former marriage is James
Kevin, who married Charlotte Thomasek of
Burleson, and they live there with their
young sons, Christopher and Nathan. Kevin
is a fireman in the Ft. Worth Fire.Depart-
ment and also does some house contracting.
Don and Pat's son, George Martin, is in the
Marines and currently is a member of the
U.S. boxing team. George Martin married
Beth Conrad in 1984. Their youngest son,
James Martin, is attending Wentworth Mili-
tary Academy at Lexington, Missouri.
George Jr., more commonly known as Mac,
spent several years working for Brown and
Root Construction Co. around Houston, the
North Sea, Saudi Arabia, and Trinidad, West
Indies, where he met and married Patricia
Sampath. They have two daughters, Sarana
and Natasha. He works as consultant for
Amoco Oil Company in Trinidad, and he and
Patricia also work with her father in his
Mac has an older son, George M. Harris III,
who is attending the University of Texas in
Austin and is married to Tena Fucile. She has
a son, Steve.
James William (Jim Bill) Harris is a postal
employee in Clifton and owns a home where
the gin used to stand in the old town of Norse.
He is married to Lois Bronson who has three
children: Kevin, Jennifer, and Dan. He has
a daughter, Stephanie, by a former marriage.
Further information on the Harrises may
be found under the heading of Joe Harris or
George E. Harris.
Information on dates of birth, etc., of the
Jenson side of the family may be found in the
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