Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC.
Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902.
He then moved to Chicago, Illinois, at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of books for sale.