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John Barnard Harris

  • Born: 18 Sep 1856, Marston, Bedfordshire, England
  • Marriage: Alice Kimber on 23 May 1881 in Saulter Street, York County, Toronto, Ontario
  • Died: 22 Jun 1930, 1624 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario aged 73
  • Buried: Saint John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

bullet   Cause of his death was Arterio-Sclerosis & Diabetes.


bullet  General Information:

John Barnard Harris was the youngest Harris brother. He originally came to Canada in 1872 with the newly married William and Caroline (Richardson) Harris. Based on records of the day, it seems that John did not stay in Toronto for very long. By 1873 he was a Butcher's apprentice in London, Ontario. In 1878 he left London, Ontario to once again return to England. John came back to Canada in 1880 and again settled in London. It was not until John married Alice Kimber (1858-1926) in Toronto on May 23, 1881 that he is noted as being a Toronto resident. In 1882 John became a partner in W. Harris & Company (formerly Harris Bros. Rendering).

John assumed total control of W. Harris & Company after William Harris' death in May, 1914. John and his family initially lived at 924 Danforth Avenue. In 1885 they would move to 1624 Danforth Avenue. It is here that John and Alice would remain until their deaths.

John's children continued to administer and operate W. Harris & Company until 1961 when it was bought by British Glue and Chemical. The final address held by W. Harris & Company was Keating Street, Toronto. Keating Street no longer exists.

John Barnard Harris is cited in Toronto history as a "Danforth Pioneer".

bullet  Research Information:

John and his family were living at 924 Danforth Avenue in 1915.

bullet  Medical Information:

Secondary cause of death was Cerebral Thrombosis


John married Alice Kimber, daughter of George Kimber and Mary Anne Stanley, on 23 May 1881 in Saulter Street, York County, Toronto, Ontario. (Alice Kimber was born on 20 Aug 1858 in London, England, died on 27 Nov 1926 in 1624 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario and was buried in Saint John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario.) The cause of her death was Acute Heart Attack - Myocarditis/High Blood Pressure.

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