wife of Paul Harris (founder of Rotary Club)

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Jean Thomson Harris

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Maiden name, Jean Thomson
Born 8 Nov. 1881, died 9 Nov. 1963

Jean Thomson Harris was born in Edinburgh, the daughter of Anne Youngson, from Peterhead, and John Thomson, furniture packer, from Logiepert, Forfarshire. The family were living in Cumberland Street when Jean was born, and continued to live there until 1892 when they rented a flat in the newly built Comely Bank Avenue. Following her school education, Jean worked for a time as a lady’s maid for several well known families in the city. She and some other members of the family left Scotland and settled in North America. It was in Chicago that Jean met Paul Harris whom she married in 1910.

An article written by Ed Lucas - The Rotary Club of Edinburgh
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