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Paul Harris

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 724

     who is one of the younger business men of Port Jefferson, junior member of the firm of Baker & Harris, dealers in hardware and farm implements, was born on his father's farm in Logan county, O., April 4, 1888. He is a son of John W. and Matilda (Shick) Harris.
     The Harris and Shick families are representative ones in Logan county and the older members had much to do with the making and carrying out of laws and statutes for the general welfare. Like other pioneer families of their day they engaged in road making and school and church building and made law abiding communities in which to rear children who now reflect honor on them. John W. and Matilda Harris had the following children born to them: Emmett, Elizabeth, Iva, Chester and George.
     Paul Harris was reared and educated in Logan county and mainly spent his time on the home farm prior to March 1, 1912, when he came to Port Jefferson and entered into his present partnership. The firm of Baker and Harris handles both shelf and heavy hardware and all the leading makes of agricultural implements, and their patronage comes from a wide surrounding territory.
     In politics Mr. Harris is a democrat but is no seeker for office as at present he finds his time sufficiently employed with his own business problems. Fraternally he belongs to the Knights of Pythias and he was reared in the Methodist faith. He is an enterprising young man in his business relations and through a pleasing personality has many friends in social life.

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