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Thomas A. Harris, secretary and treasurer of the Driggs-Seabury Ordnance Corporation, was born in Hickory township. Mercer county, November 29, 1871, a son of Reese E. and Mary (Reese) Harris, both born in Wales. The father was born in 1833 and died in July, 1879. The mother was born in 1841 and died in 1899. They were married in Mercer county and were the parents of seven children, five of whom are living: Annie J., wife of John J. Davis, residing in Brookfield, Ohio : Morgan W.; Reese E.; John L.; and Thomas A., of this notice. The father of this family came to this country in the early sixties, he being a mining boss. He spent the remainder of his days in Mercer county. He belonged to the Wheatland lodge of Odd Fellows. He was a member of the Congregational church and politically was a Republican.
Educated in the public schools and at Hall Institute, Thomas A. Harris was a railroad clerk for about two years; was with the Sharon Iron Works for eight years, then with the Sharon Steel Company for four years and in 1905 became secretary and treasurer of the Driggs-Seabury Ordnance Corporation, which position he still holds.
He is connected with the Masonic order, belonging to Sharon Lodge No. 250; Norman Chapter, No/224, Royal Arch Masons; and Rebecca Comrnandery, No. 50, Knights Templar. He is identified with the Methodist Episcopal church and politically is a Republican.
Mr. Harris was united in marriage to Lyla Davis, November 30, 1898. She was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, daughter of Abraham and Susan (Home) Davis, both now living in Sharon.