Abraham HARRIS of Pennance
(Abt 1787-1850)
Stephen COUPER
(Abt 1810-)
(Abt 1819-)
Joseph Barkle HARRIS
Janet Davidson COUPER
Rev. Abraham Kemp HARRIS


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Bessie Hill DODDRELL

Rev. Abraham Kemp HARRIS

  • Born: 1878, Pleasant Creek, Victoria, Australia 2
  • Married: 24 Jun 1908, Methodist Church, Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia 1
  • Died: 19 Apr 1960, Summer Hill, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 3 4

   Research Notes:

In 1910, Abraham H. Harris (33) of Australia, motor man in a street car, and wife of 2 years Bissie (28) of Australia, were living in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Present was daughter Jene (9m) of Hawaii.


Abraham Kemp Harris, at Summer Hill, late of Captains Flat, died aged 82 years.

   Marriage Information:

Abraham married Bessie Hill DODDRELL on 24 Jun 1908 in Methodist Church, Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia 1. (Bessie Hill DODDRELL was born about 1882.)

   Marriage Notes:

Married 2 years in 1910.


"HARRIS-DODDRELL. Notwithstanding the mud and rain, Yarra Junction was on the tip-toe of excitement on Wednesday, the 24th ult., when Mr A. Kemp Harris (Methodist missionary) and Miss Bessie Hill Doddrell, eldest . daughter of Mr Doddrell, of Yarra Junction, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The wedding took place at the local Methodist church, which had been prettily decorated for the occasion. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. R. Diterich, of. Melbourne. assisted by Mr Newton Greenwood, H.M., of Yarra Junction. The bride was given away by her father, and Mr Will Doddrell acted as best man....

...The happy couple left by the afternoon train for Melbourne. On the 6th inst. they sail for their new home, Honolulu...." 5


1 Indexes for historical Victorian Births/Marriages/Deaths (Australia), 1908/2972 (groom called Abraham Henry in the index).

2 Ibid, 1878/18072.

3 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 15178/1960.

4 The Ryerson Index, citing SMH, 20 Apr 1960. death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers

5 Healesville and Yarra Glen Guardian, Friday 3 July 1908.

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