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Joseph Henry Harris

  • Born: 13 Dec 1888, Toronto, Ontario
  • Marriage (1): Hannah Ellen Mitchell on 2 Jan 1915 in Bond Street Congregational Church, Toronto, Ontario
  • Marriage (2): Ena Hilda Keays in 1945
  • Died: 25 Oct 1952, Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario aged 63
  • Buried: Saint John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

bullet   Cause of his death was Heart Failure.


bullet  General Information:

Children Noted That Are Not Included May Be:

Ena Hilda (married name was Keays possibly)
Daughter - T.E ? (married name was Howsen)


Joseph Henry Harris:

(December 13, 1888 - October 24, 1952) was a Toronto manufacturer and politician. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for York East in the 1921 federal election.

In 1938, he was a candidate at the Conservative leadership convention, placing third.

He remained a Tory MP until his death in 1952


Information Obtained on August 17, 2007


Danforth (electoral district) - Historical Information:

Danforth was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1935 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario.

This riding was created in 1933 from parts of Toronto—Scarborough riding. It initially consisted of the eastern part of the city of Toronto, bounded on the south by Lake Ontario, on the north and east by the Toronto city limits, on the west by Woodbine Avenue.

In 1952, it was redefined to include the part of Scarborough township south of St. Clair Avenue between the western limit of Scarborough and Midland Avenue. Danforth represented what is now the Greektown area of Toronto.

The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Greenwood, Scarborough West and York East ridings.

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Joseph Henry Harris:

Joseph Henry Harris (December 13, 1888 - October 24>, 1952 was a Toronto manufacturer and politician. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Federal Conservative Parliament member in 1921.

Joseph was initially elected as a Federal Member of Parliament (MP) for the York East Riding in the 1921 Canadian election. During his lifetime he would also serve as the Federal M.P. for both the Danforth & Toronto-Scarborough ridings (this riding was renamed from the Toronto-Scarborough Riding to the Danforth Riding in 1933). Lastly, Joe was elected in 1949 to the Danforth Riding - he died while in office in October, 1952.

In 1938, during the Conservative leadership convention, he was nominated and ran for the Federal Conservative party leader seat. He placed third in the race.

In total, Joe retained Victory in his chosen riding for roughly 31 years. He had been re-elected an impressive 8 times!



Joseph married Hannah Ellen Mitchell, daughter of Robert Mitchell and Margaret Clark, on 2 Jan 1915 in Bond Street Congregational Church, Toronto, Ontario. (Hannah Ellen Mitchell was born on 1 Jan 1888 in Belfast, Ireland, died on 27 Dec 1942 in Toronto, Ontario and was buried in Saint John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario.)


Joseph next married Ena Hilda Keays in 1945.

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