Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Elizabeth Evans Harbor

James and Elizabeth Harbor
Mt. Pleasant Methodist Cemetery

Fulton News Beacon

March 5, 1942

Mrs. Harbor, 95, dies at Tremont home Tuesday

Mrs. Elizabeth Harbor, age 95 years, probably Itawamba County's oldest and one of our highly beloved citizens, peacefully passed away at the home of her son, D. Harbor, at Tremont Tuesday afternoon.

She was the daughter of the late William Evans and wife, and widow of the late James Harbor. She had made her home in recent years with her son, D. Harbor, and a daughter, Mrs. Stone.

Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. J. W. Holliday conducting the funeral rites and Senter & Son local funeral directors in charge of arrangements.

One of the county's pioneers, her influence through life has brought much good to many of our citizens today, and the memory of her christian qualities will live on through the years. Hers was a worthwhile and bountiful life.

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I would love to hear from any descendants of Lizzie Evans Harbor and would especially be interested in photographs of her. Lizzie was my great-great aunt and a sister to John T. Evans, my great-great grandfather. I have lots of Evans family information to share!

Jim and Lizzie had four children. Henry died between 1905 and 1910, and his wife Evie died before 1920, leaving three orphaned children: Rex, Beulah and Pauline. Another son, Clovis DeKalb, or "Dee" Harbor, died in 1947. He had two sons: Neely and Robert Evans "Bob" Harbor. Jim and Lizzie's only daughter was Dovie Ethel, who married George Ellion Stone. Dovie and Ellion lived in Itawamba County all of their lives and had four children: Finn, Sam, Erma and Willie Stone. James William Harbor, or "Willie," was Jim and Lizzie's youngest son.

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