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Harris, Solomon, 1857-1954

 Person

Biography

Solomon Hirsch and Hannah Levi Hirsch had six sons who immigrated to the United States and changed their last name to Harris. They were born in Fordom, Posen (Poland) and settled in New Jersey. Solomon Harris followed his brothers to the United States at the age of 13. He settled in Orange, New Jersey with his brother Julius Harris, who had established a dry goods store. Sol was a peddler in Bloomfield, New Jersey until he had saved enough money to go west. He and his brother Eli went out west and settled in Virginia City, Colorado. The brothers opened the Harris Bros. Beehive dry goods store by 1880 when Solomon became the town's treasurer. Because of confusion with Virginia City in Nevada and Montana, the town was reincorporated as Tin Cup in 1882. The name of Tin Cup came from Tin Cup Gulch which was named in 1859 when a prospector found gold and carried it back to camp in a tin cup. By the mid-1880s Solomon Harris returned to Bloomfield, New Jesey and opened another Harris Bros. Behive store. He married Clara Goodman of the Goodman Matzos.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Box 2, 1884

 File — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: B114.01.0002
Identifier: B411.01.0002
Abstract

Framed envelope from the Gunnison County Clerk and a document appointing Solomon Harris as treasurer of Tin Cup, Colorado signed by mayor and clerk of Tin Cup.

Dates: 1884

Box 3, 1870-1878

 File — Box: B411.02.0003
Identifier: B411.02.0003
Abstract

Contains photograph of the six Harris brothers taken in New Jersey and a photocopy of scan of their mother Hannah Levi Hirsch.

Dates: 1870-1878

Framed Document and Envelope, 1884

 Item
Identifier: B411.01.0002.00001
Abstract An envelope from J. R. Hinkle, County Clerk, Gunnison, Colo. addressed to to S. H. Wood, Tin Cup, Colo. and a handwritten document to Mr. Sol Harris notifying him "that at a regular meeting, held Sat Evening Oct 25th 1884, You were duly appointed Treasurer for the Town of Tin Cup to have and o hold said office until your successor shall be duly qualified." The document is signed by the mayor and clerk of Tin Cup. There is a red corporate seal of the Town of Tin Cup, Gunnison, Colorado on...
Dates: 1884

Framed Ledger Pages, 1880-1881

 Item
Identifier: B411.01.0001.00001
Abstract

Framed ledger sheets from July 1880 to April 1881 and ledger sheets from June 14, 1881 to July 14 1981 for Virginia City, Colorado created by Sol Harris as treasurer. Also in the frame is an envelope from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Census Office addressed to the Village Treasurer of Virginia City Colorado. The envelope is dated December 16, 1880. The town of Virginia City was reincorporated as Tin Cup, Colorado in 1982.

Dates: 1880-1881

Harris Family, 1870-1878

 Series
Identifier: B411.02
Abstract

Contains black and white print of the six Harris brothers in New Jersey and a photocopy print of scanned photograph of their mother Hannah Levi Hirsch.

Dates: 1870-1878

Harris Family Papers and Tin Cup Records

 Collection
Identifier: B411
Abstract Solomon Hirsch and Hannah Levi Hirsch had six sons who immigrated to the United States and changed their last name to Harris. They were born in Fordom, Posen (Poland) and settled in New Jersey. Solomon Harris and his brother Eli went out west and settled in Virginia City, Colorado. The two brothers opened the Harris Bros. Beehive dry goods store by 1880 when Solomon became the town's treasurer. Because of confusion with Virginia City in Nevada and Montana, the town was reincorporated as Tin...
Dates: Other: circa 1875-1884

Photograph of Hannah Levi Hirsch, 1870

 Item
Identifier: B411.02.0003.00002
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains two framed documents and two photographs. One frame has two pages of ledgers for the town of Virginia City, Colorado created by Solomon Harris who was the town's treasurer and an envelope from the U.S. Census Bureau to Solomon Harris, treasurer. The other frame contains an envelope from the Gunnison County Clerk and a document from the Town of Tin Cup appointing Solomon Harris treasurer of Tin Cup until his successor can be qualified. There is also a photograph of the...
Dates: 1870

Photograph of Harris Brothers, 1878

 Item
Identifier: B411.02.0003.00001
Abstract

Black and white print of Studio photograph of six Harris brothers taken in New Jersey. From left to right are Isadore (1854 - ?), Jacob (1855-1948), Solomon (1857-1954), Eli (1859-1930), Julius (1848-1912), and Louis (1852-1912). The brothers were the children Hirsch and Hannah Levi Hirsch and were born in Fordon, Posen (Poland). Eli and Solomon went to Virginia City (Tin Cup), Colorado and began the Harris Bros. Beehive dry goods store.

Dates: 1878

Virginia City and Tin Cup Records, 1880-1884

 Series
Identifier: B411.01
Abstract

Contains framed envelope from the U.S. Census Office and two ledgers of Virginia City, Colorado and framed envelope from Gunnison County Clerk and document appointing Sol Harris as treasurer of Tin Cup.

Dates: 1880-1884

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Archival Record 8
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Subject
Tincup (Colo.) 5
Jewish families 4
Jewish men 4
New Jersey 4
Photographs 4