Irene Harris

Mrs Irene Harris (née Wallach)

Irene Harris

Mrs Henry Birkhardt Harris (Irene Wallach), 36, was born 15th June, 1876. A resident of New York City boarded the Titanic at Southampton with her husband Henry Birkhardt Harris. They occupied cabin C-83 (ticket number36973).

Mrs Harris was rescued in Collapsible D. When she boarded the Carpathia she was accommodated in a cabin vacated by the artist Colin Campbell Cooper and his wife Emma. Mr Campbell would later record the rescue in two paintings.

Image
 The Courier News (April 22, 1912)
Courtesy of Arthur Merchant, USA

Mrs Harris discovered after her husband's death that he was broke. After paying off his debts as best she could she attempted to continue his theatrical business. For a time she was successful but by the 1930s was living in comparative poverty. She remarried three times and died on 2nd September, 1969.

References and Sources
New York Times, September 3, 1969, Obituary

Credits
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Arthur Merchant, USA

Pictures

Rene Harris Barber passport 1923

RENE HARRIS BARBER PASSPORT 1923

 
Rene Harris 1922 passport

RENE HARRIS 1922 PASSPORT

 
Rene Harris in 1928

(1928) 

RENE HARRIS IN 1928

 
MRS HENRY B. HARRIS, Formerly Miss Irene Wallach, of Washington

(1912) 

MRS HENRY B. HARRIS, FORMERLY MISS IRENE WALLACH, OF WASHINGTON

 
Rene Harris

(1920) 

RENE HARRIS

 
Irene Harris

IRENE HARRIS

 

Articles and Stories

The Harrises

New York Times  (1912) 

THE HARRISES

 
MRS. RENE W. HARRIS TO WED Z. C. BARBER

Boston Daily Globe  (1922) 

MRS. RENE W. HARRIS TO WED Z. C. BARBER

 
HENRY B. HARRIS

New York Times  (1912) 

HENRY B. HARRIS

 
Mrs. Harris Gains Strength

New York Times  (1912) 

MRS. HARRIS GAINS STRENGTH

 
Crypt engraving for Rene Harris, Ferncliff Mausoleum, Hartsdale, N.Y.

CRYPT ENGRAVING FOR RENE HARRIS, FERNCLIFF MAUSOLEUM, HARTSDALE, N.Y.

 
Letter to Mrs. Harris

(1912) 

LETTER TO MRS. HARRIS

 
General information

GENERAL INFORMATION

 
EDGAR J. MEYER ANOTHER HERO

New York Times  (1912) 

EDGAR J. MEYER ANOTHER HERO

 
Henry B. Harris

Billboard Magazine  (1912) 

HENRY B. HARRIS

 
HOW THE HARRISES PARTED

New York Times  (1912) 

HOW THE HARRISES PARTED

 
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