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William G. Harry Family Papers

Identifier: WH2355

Scope and Contents

Collection contains: photo album from the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder, Colo. (1919-1922); and ephemera: clippings, programs, post cards, pins, military badges, report cards for William G. Harry (1913-1914); shoe repair magazines (1923-1933); and photographs.


  • 1801-1986


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

William G. Harry was born on October 11, 1902 in Jackson, Kansas to William DuRose "W.D." Harry (1854-1935) and Ida Mae Grinnels (1871-1961). The Harry family lived in Conway, Kan. until 1908 when they moved to Kinsley, Kan. where W.D. operated a merchandise store until 1912. Later the family moved to Canon City, Colo. While in Canon City, W.D. owned and operated the Weekan Fixit Shoe Repair shop from 1913 until his death in 1935. W.D. and Ida Harry had 6 children: Alice Ruth (1883-1918), John O. (b.1895), Anna E. (b.1896), William G. (b.1902), Mary Elizabeth (b.1905), Arthur DuRose (1910-1974). Son, William G. Harry attended the University of Colorado and served as a 2nd Lt., Infanty Regiment 2 with the Colorado National Guard (1927). He would eventually work for his brother-in-law, Albert Thompson as a farmer on his stock farm and later operated a shoe repair shop in Canyon City.


4 Boxes (4 linear feet)

1 oversize boxes

1 photo folio

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Vicki Munroe;2016, 2017.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States