< Elizabeth Amy White
According to Mil, her Grandmother, Alice Susan Harris married below herself . . James Stephens. He was a laborer by trade. As the Harris family was wealthy, Alice was disinherited but not disowned. Alice had a daughter . . Elizabeth Amy. She married William White. After having 3 children, they decided to immigrate to Canada; settling in Waldo, British Columbia. Then she had Mil.
was born December 16th, 1929 in Waldo, BC
and currently resides in Cranbrook, BC
When Mil was a child, her Great Uncle William would send her Tinsel at Christmas time.
You may ask yourself, even wonder . . . who knows?
William was the “Great Uncle” of my friend.
Mil has asked me to share his story.
Amongst the many newspaper articles that Mil has collected, William Henry Harris Shines.
Here are some stories about this happy man, taken from the long list.
It is written
In One Newspaper
February 23rd, 1939
Mr. W. H. Harris, of Algernon-road,
Lewisham, S.E., 102 to-day, is
going to have a party this afternoon.
” A regular ‘ kick-up ‘ and sing-song,”
” Folks don’t sing nowadays. When I
was a young man everybody used to
sing—at home, in the street, anywhere.”
Grandpa Harris was the inventor of
silver tinsel. He made it from waste on
the floors of Lewisham silk works, when
he was chief engineer there, 60 years
Another newspaper wrote
London’s Oldest Man
1837 – 1939 April
THE INVENTOR OF TINSEL.
Mr. Harris was a versatile figure.
Once upon a time he was a very
enthusiastic cyclist, and it is interesting
to note that his birthday cake two years
ago, bore one hundred candles and a
tricycle made of ice. Most interesting
of all is the fact that he was the in-
ventor of what is now almost a house-
hold necessity, tinsel decorations. When
he was employed at the Lewisham Silk
Mills as chief engineer, he noticed a lot
of silk waste lying about. It was his
experiments with this that resulted in
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