Juanita Newton Harris ’41

Full Name:  Carradine Juanita Newton Harris Cassidy

Obituary: Washington Post, 13 April 1988
“Carradine Juanita Newton Harris Cassidy: Lawyer and Red Cross Volunteer
+++++Carradine Juanita Newton Harris Cassidy, 91, a lawyer and a Red Cross volunteer, died of pneumonia April 1 [1988], at Prince George’s Hospital Center.
+++++Mrs. Cassidy, who lived in Arlington, was born in Marlboro County, S. C. She graduated from Duke University.
+++++She moved to the Washington area in 1937 and received a law degree from what was then National Law School while working in the Federal Housing Administration.
+++++During the 1950s Mrs. Cassidy was executive secretary of the National Defense Department of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a Red Cross volunteer during World War I and in the Washington area she was a Red Cross Gray Lady at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
+++She was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, the DAR, the Magna Carta Dames, and the auxiliaries of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
+++++Her marriage to Everett Grant Harris ended in divorce. Her second husband, Dr. Lewis Cochran Cassidy, died in 1949. Two children of her first marriage predeceased her, Everett Grant Harris in 1987 and Newton Nolen Harris in 1966.
+++++Survivors include one son, Charles Giles Harris of New Carrollton.”



+++++11 August 1896, in Newtonville, South Carolina


+++++Giles Preston Newton and Jessie Lee Moore


+++++four (?)


+++++Duke University

Legal Education:

+++++National Law School


  • Everett Grant Harris (physician and surgeon)
  • Dr. Lewis Cochran Cassidy


  • Everett Grant Harris
  • Charles G. Harris
  • Newton N. Harris


+++++1 April 1988, in Maryland


+++++On the “Sons of the American Revolution Membership Application,”  dated 29 March 1955, “Carradine Juanita Newton” listed “Everett Grant Harris” as her spouse.

+++++27 September 1941 — Independent Record

+++++“13 Successful in Law Exams Here

+++++Included among those recommended for admission are: . . . Juanita Newton Harris, Arlington, Va. . . .”

+++++According to the 1940 United States Federal Census, Juanita Harris was living on Key Boulevard in “White Fish, Montana.” Ms. Harris lived with her three sons and NOT Everett Grant Harris, but the census form identified her as “married” but the “Head” of the household. Her occupation was “auditor,” and her employer was the “government.”

+++++According to the 1930 United States Federal Census, “Waunita N. Harris” was married to Everett G. Harris (physician and surgeon) and living on Central Avenue, in Harlowton, Wheatland, Montana. They had three sons and a “housekeeper” living with them.

+++++On 1 Jan 1925, Mr. and Ms. Harris were living in Nevada, Iowa, according to the Iowa State Census Collection.

+++++According to the 1910 United States Federal Census, “Carradine J. Newton” was living with her parents and siblings in “Upper Williamson, North Carolina.”

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