Harris, William Henry

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Harris, William Henry

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William Henry Harris was born in 1805, son of John Harris. He was married to Anne Arnison, with whom he had at least four children: Joseph Simpson, George Simpson, Thomas Arnison and Margaret. In 1856 he was appointed coroner of Pictou County. In 1857, on his father's retirement, he became High Sheriff of the county, and in 1874 he was appointed by the province as the presiding officer for the municipal elections of the new Town of Pictou. Harris was also the first publisher of The Pictou News. He died in 1883.


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